Hogs in the ‘hood: Sym Wolf Classic 150

The Sym Wolf Classic 150 is based on the Honda CB125...

The Sym Wolf Classic 150 is based on the Honda CB125…

Walking through Williamsburg the other day, along the water and all the fancy high-rises, we stumbled across this petite Cafe Racer.  The Sym Wolf Classic 150, made by the company better known around here for scooters that propel our delivery food to our doorstep…

Sym Wolf Classic 150: Sheep in Wolf Clothing…

A bit of chrome, some nice paint, and this bike is half-way to a cafe racer....

A bit of chrome, some nice paint, and this bike is half-way to a cafe racer….

This bike is designed to look much like the classic Honda CB125, with a retro styling that harks back to simpler days.  When standing right next to it, you might mistake it for a scooter, but upon closer inspection, you see that it’s just a tiny version of the Cafe Racers made so popular as of late.

The Sym Wolf Classic 150 has an air cooled, 149cc 4-stroke engine.  With a whopping 14.79 HP, it is not going to get you anywhere too fast, but it might get you there in style.  This is a bike squarely aimed at the urban market, with a top speed of only 65mph, and a weight of 266lbs, this is not going to be the bike you want on the freeways. But the 60-65 MPG may help encourage people to seek these out as an alternative to scooters.

The styling is slightly Cafe Racer right out of the box, with enough tidbits thrown in to conjure the original Honda’s that are being turned into the retro racer look.  With the addition of front disc brake, and light clutch and smooth gearbox, these bikes seem an updated version of its grandpappy, the Honda CB125.  Those bikes were incredibly popular throughout the world, and we wonder if we might see more stylish delivery boys cruising these new retros…

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