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Sym VF3i 185 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 Comparison

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Overview Sym VF3i 185 Yamaha YZF-R15
Brand
User Rating
Available Color(s)
VF3i 185 Colors
YZF-R15 Colors
Fuel Type
Petrol
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Petrol
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Vehicle Type
Scooter
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Sport
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User Review Comparison

Sym VF3i 185
  • U
    Usama Okt 03, 2020 for Sym VF3i 185

    I am thankful to my father who decided to gift me this Sym VF3i 185. It is one of the best bikes in my opinion and is a very feature Read More

  • A
    Anthony Sep 24, 2020 for Sym VF3i 185

    I recently bought the Sym VF3i 185 and have been riding it for daily commute purposes for over 6 months now. In my opinion, it is one of the best Read More

  • E
    Ethan Ogo 26, 2020 for Sym VF3i 185

    If you seek appeal and edge in your vehicle I would suggest you should check out this two wheeler immediately. This bike has a classy and contemporary feel that you Read More

  • I
    Indeela Okt 19, 2019 for Sym VF3i 185

    For a scooter, the ‘ahead of its time’ appeal of the SYM VF3i 185 is what draws a lot of attention towards it, and it did mine as well. The Read More

  • D
    Devaraja Sep 26, 2019 for Sym VF3i 185

    SYM took the market by storm when they launched the VF3i 185 thanks to its brilliant specs. The bigger engine means that it has to do less work to get Read More

Yamaha YZF-R15
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    Imen Okt 03, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    It's been over a year now since I bought the third-generation of the Yamaha YZF-R15 series. I always wanted a sporty looking bike that would cater to performance since I’m Read More

  • M
    Manuel Sep 18, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha R15 is a legend. I don’t think I would need to elaborate much on why. The latest model of the small sports bike is just gorgeous. I own Read More

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    Mudassir Ogo 24, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    I was looking to get the Yamaha YZF-R15 ever since I saw the latest model in an advertisement. The latest model is as close as it gets to resembling the Read More

  • M
    Mathias Feb 26, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The YZF-R15 is a sensation everywhere in the world, including Malaysia. I never owned the R15 before the latest generation went on sale. The current generation model is the perfect Read More

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    Rodolfo Dis 26, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha YZF R15 is a dream come true machine for all those supersport enthusiasts like me, who want a supersport motorcycle which is compact in size and low on Read More

From The Experts

  • Pros
  • Cons
Sym VF3i 185

The best thing about the SYM VF3i 185 is the way it looks. For a cub class bike, the SYM VF3i 185 indeed has a very sporty aura with an aggressive design and loud graphics, which makes it look proportionate right from the front to rear. The slim and sharp design language is purely likable for its targeted audience – the urban youth.

It’s not only the design which makes the SYM VF3i 185 look youthful and trendy. The moped is packed with premium features like LED daytime running lamps, LED turn indicators, LED tail lamp and a part digital instrument console, which do make it feel contemporary.

Powering the SYM VF3i 185 is a four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 183cc engine, which makes it the most powerful cub class bike and the one with the biggest engine in its segment. The maximum power output of 18 PS and a peak torque output of 15.3 Nm makes the SYM VF3i 185 the most powerful cub class bike in the market right now.

Yamaha YZF-R15

The Yamaha YZF R15 has always been praised for the way it manages to appear a scaled-down version of the mighty Yamaha YZF R1. The new generation model surpasses its predecessor with much sharper visual appeal and much more modern features like fully digital meters and LED lights at front and rear.

The 155cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine with which the YZF R15 is blessed is a sweet engineering marvel. The engine is equipped with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which makes it feels much more responsive and refined as one would expect it from. In addition to it, the bump in power and torque outputs over its predecessor too is very praiseworthy.

Sym VF3i 185

The SYM VF3i 185 has a single piece long seat which due to its slim profile, might not be too comfortable for two full-sized adults.

The SYM VF3i 185 lacks a bit in the aspect of practicality, as there is not much sufficient under-seat storage to carry even the smallest of the luggage from point A to point B.

When compared to other cub class bikes from Japanese two-wheeler makers, the SYM VF3i 185 lacks the finesse in the build quality and fit and finish which deters its appeal a bit. Also, the engine despite being best-in-class in terms of performance isn’t too refined as expected and sounds a bit rough at higher rpms.

Yamaha YZF-R15

The biggest problem of the previous generation Yamaha YZF R15 has been transferred to this new generation model as well – the pillion seat comfort. The pillion perch is positioned at quite a height, which makes it uncomfortable for longer rides

While the LED headlamps of the Yamaha YZF R15 look cool with their slim and minimalistic design, the throw of the light in night conditions is not that good. It requires much more brightness to make the visibility ahead much better in poor light conditions in night.

Technical Specifications
Engine & Performance
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 7.0 L 11.0 L
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Valves Liquid-Cooled SOHC Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke. SOHC
Displacement 183 155
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Bore X Stroke 63.5 mm x 57.8 mm 58 mm x 58.7 mm
Compression Ratio 11.1:1 11.6:1
No. Of Cylinder 1 1
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC
Lubrication System Forced Circulation and Splashing Wet Sump
Maximum Power 17.7 19.04
Dimension
Seating Capacity 2 2
Kerb Weight 124 kg 137 kg
Category Scooter Sport
Fuel & Ignition
Start Option Electric Electric
Ignition System Full Transist TCI
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Gear & Transmission
Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Electrical
Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Single Shock Absorber Monocross
Wheels & Tyres
Front Tyre 90/80 R17 100/80 R17
Rear Tyre 120/70 R17 140/70 R17
Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial, Tubeless
Safety & Security
Safety & Security
Back Rest
ABS
Stability Control
Traction Control
Launch Control
Riding Modes Street Street, Sport
Leg Guards
Engine Check Warning
Pass Switch
Anti-Theft Alarm
Central Locking
Wheel Lock Front/back
Shutter Lock
Side Reflectors
Features
Console
Navigator
Tachometer
Speedometer Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Display Screen
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital
Brake
Front Brake Disc Disc
Rear Brake Disc Disc
Electrical
Accessory Outlet
Indicator Light
Head Lamp LED LED
Adjustable Headlights
Tail Lamp LED LED
Differentiating Features
Cruise Control
Height Adjustable Seats
Chassis & Suspension
Seat Type Dual Straight Dual Stepped
Body Frame Material Steel Alloy
Side Wings

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