LEXMOTO LSM 125 (2012 - on) Review
At a glance
|Owners' reliability rating:|
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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 & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
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 vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
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 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.
|Engine type||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke|
|Frame type||Tubular steel cradle|
|Fuel capacity||11.5 litres|
|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|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||65 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£20|
|Annual service cost||-|
How much to insure?
|Warranty term||One year warranty, terms vary|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||10 bhp|
|Max torque||8.5 ft-lb|
|Top speed||62 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||164 miles|
Model history & versions
2009 - model introduced
Owners' reviews for the LEXMOTO LSM 125 (2012 - on)
1 owner has reviewed their LEXMOTO LSM 125 (2012 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.
Summary of owners' reviews
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|Value vs rivals:|
Great bike would recommend to anyone
Handles very well nice and light
power fine for me
no problems 2 year warranty
This bike a copy off old British I had years ago
Buying experience: Bought from a&g motorcycles Dumfries Customers service 100%