LEXMOTO LSM 125 (2012-on) Review

Published: 29 June 2012

Good looking and budget priced but basic Chinese supermoto 125 learner

LEXMOTO LSM 125  (2012-on)

Good looking and budget priced but basic Chinese supermoto 125 learner

  • At a glance
  • 124cc  -  9.7 bhp
  • 65 mpg  -  164 miles range
  • High seat height (860mm)
  • Suitable for A1 licence
  • £1,599

Overall Rating 3 out of 5

The LSM125 is perfectly capable 125cc supermoto, fine for a couple of years use before moving on to a bigger bike.It does everything as you'd expect, it's just not a very memorable bike.

Ride Quality & Brakes 3 out of 5

The ride feels cheap, with overly soft suspension struggling down tricky back roads. Despite the Supermoto styling it's fairly comfortable, if a little small for taller riders.

Engine 2 out of 5

The engine's just what you'd expect from a 124cc single-cylinder. It's nothing special, but it will propel you up to town speeds fairly quickly. On the open roads it struggles to keep up with the flow of traffic and overtakes are a risky business.

Build Quality & Reliability 2 out of 5

The latest Chinese bikes all have better reliability than their predecessors, but they're still not up there with the Hondas and Yamahas of the world. The LSM felt well built, just not as polished as a Japanese bike. If it does go wrong, Lexmoto have a very good parts back-up and UK importer.

Value & Running Costs 3 out of 5

Compared to the competition it's terrific value. The Suzuki DR125SM costs over £1000 more. The Lexmoto won't hold its value though, and you'll struggle to sell it on for a decent price.

Equipment 2 out of 5

Equipment is fairly basic, you get what you need to get from A to B. The clocks are a good size and easy to read and it comes with some neat little diamond indicators as standard, much better than the huge standard indicators of most bikes. The side stand is spring loaded, which is just stupid. If you can own a bike with a spring-loaded side stand and not drop it at least once then you must be a wizard.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2012
Year discontinued -
New price £1,599
Warranty term One year warranty, terms vary
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £17
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 9.7 bhp
Max torque 8.5 ft-lb
Top speed 62 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 65 mpg
Tank range 164 miles
Specification
Engine size 124cc
Engine type Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Frame type Tubular steel cradle
Fuel capacity 11.5 litres
Seat height 860mm
Bike weight 115kg
Front suspension Telescopic forks, none
Rear suspension Single shock
Front brake Wavy single disc, two-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc
Front tyre size 110/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 130/70 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

2009 - model introduced

Other versions

None

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