SYM GTS Joymax 125 evo




Make Model

SYM GTS/Joymax 125 evo




Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4V, SOHC


124.5 cc / 7.6 cub in.

Compression Ratio


Cooling System

Liquid cooled

Engine Oil Capacity

1.0 L / 2.1 US pints

Transmission Oil Capacity

0.11 L / 0.23 US pints


Dry sump



Fuel System

EFI (C.L.)






12V, 8 Ah (MF)



Spark Plug




Maximum Power

9.7 kW / 13.1 hp @ 9000 rpm

Maximum Torque

11.1 Nm / 1.13 kgf-m / 8.17 ft/lb @ 7000 rpm



Final Drive



Pipe under bone, steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Twin sided swing arm, adjustable dampers

Front Brakes

Single hydraulic disc, 240 mm

Rear Brakes

Single disc, 200 mm


Aluminium alloy

Front Rim

2.75 x 13 in.

Front Tyre

110/90-13 56P

Rear Rim

3.50 x 12 in.

Rear Tyre

130/70-12 64L


Length:  2165 mm / 85.2 in.

Width:      870 mm / 34.3 in.

Height:   1395 mm / 54.9 in.


1495 mm / 58.9 in.

Ground Clearance

135 mm / 5.3 in.

Seat Height

755 mm / 29.7 in.

Wet Weight

167 kg / 368 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

12 L / 3.2 US gal

Average Fuel Consumption

2.3 L /100 km / 43 km/l / 101 US mpg

Top Speed

105 km/h / 65 mph


Black, Grey, Silver, White, Dark Grey, Matte Grey




GTS 125 / 250 / 300 EVO: With the great success of GTS 250, SYM decide to develop a higher standard version. The major improvement is to tune up GTS 250 to GTS 300.


Moreover, we changed its appearance from single head light to twin head light. That is not only for powerful looks but also provides better vision in the dark.


To sum up, several outstanding features of GTS EVO are as follows:

1. Level up: GTS has been modified from 250 up to 300.

2. Fashionable look: Large twin head light as phoenix eye lighting its unique style.

3. Excellent handling: 1440 mm a long wheel base length, it offers high stability for high speed.

4. Large storage: luggage box is able to accommodate two helmets.

5. Convenience: Various convenience designs such as pop up fuel cap, electronic seat opener, coin box etc.


The new Joymax is available as a learner legal 125cc and if youíve got a full bike licence thereís also a 250 and 300cc version. The Joymax has been redesigned from the ground up, for starters the frame has been strengthened, the engine is new too and has been developed to be more economical (38kml for the 300). Itís also quieter and produces more power than its predecessor; it makes a claimed 20.2bhp at the rear wheel. The styling is also new and although there are still plenty of elements to recognise from the old GTS itís been sharpened up significantly. The lights are new, as are the mirrors with integrated indicators. The dash is also new and looks stunning, it has four interlocking circular screens with a fuel gauge, speedo, rev counter, temp gauge and digital screen, which features trip, time and odometer. Thereís a USB/12v equipped cubby hole in the right hand side of the legshields to charge mobile devices/sat nav and the seat can be popped open using a button on the handlebars to reveal a humungous illuminated storage space (large enough for two helmets) complete with manually operated immobiliser. Other new features include a heater in the centre of the floor; itís operated by opening a grill to let warm air flood out, similar to the original Gilera Runner set up. The Joymax also features auto headlights, a first on a scooter. Other lighting highlights include LED front running lights; front fogs, hazards and a large LED rear light. Visually the new Joymax looks stunning; itís a vast leap forward in terms of build quality and styling.

The 125cc version is quite nippy; it accelerates well enough and despite not being able to exploit its full power within the confines of the busy city. During itís launch in Tel Aviv we managed to see just a tad over 60mph. The Joymax comes equipped with a linked braking system to simultaneously operate the front and rear brakes, so a simple two finger pull on the left lever is all thatís required to either slow the scooter or steady it as you ride slowly in traffic. The scooter feels so well balanced that you can stop it at the lights and not need to put a foot to the floor for a couple of seconds so itís great for city riding where youíre probably riding slowly for most of the time. Both the 125, 250 and 300 share the same levels of equipment and of course styling but after our short test ride on the learner legal model we were all looking forward to sampling the 300ís extra power.