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LearnerRider

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LearnerRider says:

I love Chinese bikes

After looking for my next bike (a125 cc) I stumbeled across various nackered old yams and Hondas, but in the end after all they where 20 years old and asking cose to £800. So after a year of owning a Chinese 50cc that I love to bits, I have decided to go for another Chinese bike the lexmoto arrrow, after all it comes with a 2 year warrenty from a dealer I know and trust and let's face it for under a grand for a brand spanking new machine, why buy used? I know a lot you you guys on hear will hate the things, but I have to say Chinese bike have won a place in my heart!

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gungerdin8

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gungerdin8 says:

M8

Good luck !,,,

Their fookin shiote:ph43r:

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mossi

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mossi says:

Chinese bike owner

Have had my lexmoto arizona since october,

done over 2500km, only problem so far has been faulty kick stand kill switch( had to be disconnected). Arizonas are meant to be better made for the higher price tag, was looking at arrow and vixen at first. Good luck whatever you choose, and take care of your chrome :smile

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Barney Fartpants

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mossi

Have you owned it from new? If so did the waranty not cover it?

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jonny68

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jonny68 says:

Chinese style

To be honest the price tag speaks volumes. Like anything you buy, some things are built to last others are designed to be thrown away at the first signs of failure.

Its your choice at the end of the day, but your the one sat on the thing doing 60 mph with an HGV up your backside and for my money I would rather be sat on something that has been built well, even if it is second hand.

A really good secondhand Honda CBF 125 can be bought for £1300 - £1400, it maybe a bit more money but personally I would rather save up the extra few hundred.

Everyone is different though, so best of luck with the new bike.

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RoadieRoger

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RoadieRoger says:

Chinese Bikes

It is not a crime to like Chinese Machines , you are still a valued Member of the increasingly persecuted Powered Two Wheeler Community . The machines are ok if looked after , like any machine . The Motard designs are sought after secondhand , as my Son found out when he sold his Superbyke RMR 125 and upgraded to a Honda Hornet . Several Forum Members have gone for the Zontes models and the Importers of Superbyke , Sinnis , AJS , Lexmoto and Pulse are reputable .

Enjoy your purchase .

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jamie95

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jamie95 says:

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Honestly i think your rushing into it because uve got the money to buy a bike and u want what you can get for the money you already have, for instance you could get this for £600 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-SR125-125cc-Learner-Legal-/300839626557?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item460b70673d

What I’m sure would be more reliable and allot faster, and you wouldn’t need to rebuild it every week, although it might not be there type of bike you’re looking for, but just seriously think about what you buy, everyone else on here I’m sure has made mistakes and are just warning you :D  trust me breaking down in the rain isn’t fun..

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norris

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norris says:

Aren't

The new Jap named 125's now built in India? I don't think the quality is as good on newer small bikes regardless of manufacturer.
Oh,  a sensible post. Not had anything to drink (yet) before posting.

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jonny68

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jonny68 says:

norris

Even though many Jap bikes are now made in India and even Triumphs made in Thailand they are still built to a high standard with strict quality control and management. The workforce is not left to their own devices. Company management will dictate the quality of the product that is produced.

If the company management decide to make cheap bikes using cheap materials then that is what will be produced. Likewise if a high end product is required then again thats what will leave the factory floor.

Jap manufactuers have a reputation to keep and they wont risk it. Look what happened to Toyota when they used inferior brake components recently to cut cost. Product recalls are a companies biggest nightmare not only to reputation but also to revenues.  

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norris

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norris says:

Johhny68

I beg to differ. Anyone remember the Yam RD350 built in Brazil? Fact is, you're still getting Chines/Indian et al foundries/castings locally sourced components etc.
Look at your brand named clothes made abroad, the qualities pants.
BMW have had quality problems effecting reliability with many of their components sourced from India/China.
Cost is king (for the shareholders) but we're getting poorer quality goods. (and loss of jobs).

Indai has a 150% import tax hence Triumph building there to get round it, China only imports what it needs or wants to copy to then flood our markets with poor quality tat.

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