Thrifty learner: Lexmoto launch new LXS 125 model
Lexmoto have introduced a new CBT-friendly sportsbike to their range called the LXS 125. The new machine sits beside the recently updated LXR models but uses a slightly more powerful single-cylinder engine producing 13.6bhp (the LXR makes 11.9bhp) and gets a six-speed gearbox, too.
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Along with this bump in power, the LXS is also a full 12kg lighter than the LXR, which is huge difference at the learner-legal end of the biking spectrum and should mean a noticeable performance improvement.
Braking and suspension looks very similar to the existing models with twin discs up front linked to a single rear, telescopic forks and a monoshock but the LXS’s 790mm seat height should be slightly more manageable for beginners than the LXR’s 800mm perch. The LXS also uses a slightly narrower 140-section rear tyre.
Away from performance, the new bike certainly looks the part with an under seat exhaust, modern look and two striking paint options; a black, blue and white version or a very Yamaha MT-07-esque grey and fluro yellow.
It remains to be seen if the LXS is a step up in build-quality over the LXR, which, although not bad for a cheap-as-chips starter bike was a bit woolly in places. The LXS is available in dealers from Tuesday April 20, 2021 costing £2499.99, which is the same as the slightly higher-spec SE version of the LXR.