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MCN overall verdict rating is 3

Not a bad sporty 125 that does everything you could want a 125 to do with litte hassle. Cheap price means these are a very tempting choice over more expensive, but better Japanese machines like the Honda CBR125. f you're not bothered about the name on the tank, the Lexmoto is a good choice.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 3

The engine's nothing special, and it's certainly not a pleasant sounding thing, but it is a 125cc four-stroke that'll get you moving up to legal speeds in comfort and safety. On our test bike we were unable to get the bike in to neutral with the engine running.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 3

The XTR125 goes round corners perfectly fine, with bumps upsetting the bike due to its lightweight and budget suspension. Of course it's nothing like an Aprilia RS4 or Yamaha YZF-R125, but what did you expect?

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 2

Equipment is basic, as you'd expect. You get two wheels, a frame, engine, seat and everything needed to get where you're going in relative comfort and safety. The test bike supplied had an ABS sticker on the fork legs, but there's no ABS.

Lexmoto XTR125

Detail Value
New price £1,250
Used price range View Lexmoto XTR 125 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 124 cc
Power 9.7 bhp
Top speed 56 mph
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 3 rating is 3
Engine rating is 3 rating is 3
Ride & Handling rating is 3 rating is 3
Equipment rating is 2 rating is 2
Quality & Reliability rating is 2 rating is 2.5
Value rating is 4 rating is 3

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 2.5

Our test machine had a mysterious nut rattling around under the seat, a missing end-plate off the chain adjuster and a couple of peeling stickers. These should all be sorted at the factory, and aren't problems you'd expect on new bikes. If it does go wrong, Lexmoto have a very good parts back-up and UK importer.

Value

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 3

It's hard to argue with a price tag of just £1099.99, although Lexmoto do have cheaper bikes available.

Insurance

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Model History

2009 - model introduced

Other Versions

None

Specifications

Top speed 56 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 9.7 bhp
Max torque 8.5 ft-lb
Weight 115 kg
Seat height 800 mm
Fuel capacity 11 litres
Average fuel consumption 65 mpg
Tank range 160 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 124 cc
Engine specification Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Air Cooled
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Front suspension adjustment Telescopic forks, none
Rear suspension adjustment Single shock
Front brakes Single disc
Rear brake Disc
Front tyre size 70/90 x 17
Rear tyre size 100/80 x 17

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 2.5(2 reviews)

  • Fair Play

    CaptAwesome

    Average rating rating is 4

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    The bike isn't the greatest bike you can find on the market. An Re-branded CBR it isn't. What you cannot argue with is the price. You get a great product for the money. You will need to look after it a bit but still awesome value for money. Considering most people only keep a 125cc for a year you cannot go wrong and let's be honest the depreciation on a Jap bike would probably be as much as this is outright. Your money is better sent here as at least you have dealer backup with a new bike.

    18 February 2014

  • False economy

    Kaseybora

    Average rating rating is 1

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    This bike is a false economy. If you want a Jap bike, but can't afford it right now, just save your money, or you'll pay in the end. I had to replace the engine mounts twice, the throttle cable twice, constant electrical faults, and eventually the bike started breaking down every time it rained. Bolts and screws always come loose and I was buying new parts every week. Yes the parts availability is good on ebay and llexeter, but it has to be as they break so bloody often. If I could go back in time I would have got a second hand honda cbr125, at least I could have sold it on for more than £100 like what I got for the Lexmoto. Poor build quality, starts to rust quickly(especially the swing arm). I hope this saves someone the aggravation that I had with this pile of dog crap!!

    08 July 2013

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