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lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by superfish » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:14 pm

Hi guys

Im looking for a nice little 125 commuter to get back into biking I've been away 16years or so and the laws in the UK mean I have to start from scratch so I had planned on doing the cbt for now and running L plates until I can afford the big bike I want (Yamaha mt07 tracer) but for now I'm torn between a Yamaha mt125 2015plate for around 2grand or a brand new lexmoto viper for $1899 with 2 years warranty 1 years roadside assistance and some free gear helmet gloves ect, I know you cant go too wrong with jap and the lexmoto is Chinese but I hear its based on a 40 odd year old very reliable engine, so do I get new Chinese or 5years old jap ? further to this im 6 foot 2 and 17stone hence getting the tracer when I can afford it, so does anyone have experience on either the Yamaha or lexmoto bikes and are they suitable for taller riders ?, I get the top end wont be much more than 60mph given my size but it will mainly be used for city commuting I currently drive a honda crv to work and back and its just a waste not to mention sitting in traffic, anyways any help would be much appreciated

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by James in Brum » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:31 pm

Buy the Yamaha.
I bought a new Lexmoto Falcon 16 months ago. I loved it. Love it. It cost me about 300 to have the head race bearings done after 5k. But otherwise has been entirely reliable and I have not had any issues but I have lost a lot of money on it. In fact you can buy it if you like :-) save yourself a load of money.
Problem with the lexmoto ones is they lose their value so dramatically. A second hand Yamaha will be worth not lots less than you pay for it.

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by XTreme » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:04 pm

You know the answer already.....one horse race!

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by rennie » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:11 pm

get the Yam! :thumb:
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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:13 pm

Buy a used Jap bike. More reliable and you’ll get your money back when you upgrade.
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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:26 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Buy the Yamaha.
I bought a new Lexmoto Falcon 16 months ago. I loved it. Love it. It cost me about 300 to have the head race bearings done after 5k. But otherwise has been entirely reliable and I have not had any issues but I have lost a lot of money on it. In fact you can buy it if you like :-) save yourself a load of money.
Problem with the lexmoto ones is they lose their value so dramatically. A second hand Yamaha will be worth not lots less than you pay for it.
I'd have done it for £100

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by fifthwheel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:32 am

superfish wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Hi guys

Im looking for a nice little 125 commuter to get back into biking I've been away 16years or so and the laws in the UK mean I have to start from scratch so I had planned on doing the cbt for now and running L plates until I can afford the big bike I want (Yamaha mt07 tracer) but for now I'm torn between a Yamaha mt125 2015plate for around 2grand or a brand new lexmoto viper for $1899 with 2 years warranty 1 years roadside assistance and some free gear helmet gloves ect, I know you cant go too wrong with jap and the lexmoto is Chinese but I hear its based on a 40 odd year old very reliable engine, so do I get new Chinese or 5years old jap ? further to this im 6 foot 2 and 17stone hence getting the tracer when I can afford it, so does anyone have experience on either the Yamaha or lexmoto bikes and are they suitable for taller riders ?, I get the top end wont be much more than 60mph given my size but it will mainly be used for city commuting I currently drive a honda crv to work and back and its just a waste not to mention sitting in traffic, anyways any help would be much appreciated
Ive just passed my test so my Yam YBR 125 is for sale, 2012 in red 11000 miles nice bike £885. Pontefract Yorks.

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by fastbob » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:31 pm

As I may have mentioned once or twice previously , YBR's are made in China by a factory that also makes something very similar at about two thirds of the price .

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:39 am

fastbob wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:31 pm
As I may have mentioned once or twice previously , YBR's are made in China by a factory that also makes something very similar at about two thirds of the price .
It's not the factory it's made in, it's the quality control of the manufacturer that sells it. Loads of good stuff made in china (iPhones etc), loads of crap too though.
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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am

geofferz wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:39 am
fastbob wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:31 pm
As I may have mentioned once or twice previously , YBR's are made in China by a factory that also makes something very similar at about two thirds of the price .
It's not the factory it's made in, it's the quality control of the manufacturer that sells it. Loads of good stuff made in china (iPhones etc), loads of crap too though.
I quite agree . What intrigues me is the whether the manufacturer lowers the standard of quality control on the non Yamaha badged bikes or raises the quality control on the Yamaha badged ones . Or is it the same product with two different prices ?

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:50 am

fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am
geofferz wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:39 am
fastbob wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:31 pm
As I may have mentioned once or twice previously , YBR's are made in China by a factory that also makes something very similar at about two thirds of the price .
It's not the factory it's made in, it's the quality control of the manufacturer that sells it. Loads of good stuff made in china (iPhones etc), loads of crap too though.
I quite agree . What intrigues me is the whether the manufacturer lowers the standard of quality control on the non Yamaha badged bikes or raises the quality control on the Yamaha badged ones . Or is it the same product with two different prices ?
Good question. I guess some people get perfectly good lexmotos, others get a turkey. Luck of the draw.
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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 pm

geofferz wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:50 am
fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am
geofferz wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:39 am


It's not the factory it's made in, it's the quality control of the manufacturer that sells it. Loads of good stuff made in china (iPhones etc), loads of crap too though.
I quite agree . What intrigues me is the whether the manufacturer lowers the standard of quality control on the non Yamaha badged bikes or raises the quality control on the Yamaha badged ones . Or is it the same product with two different prices ?
Good question. I guess some people get perfectly good lexmotos, others get a turkey. Luck of the draw.
It's all very confusing .
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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:58 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 pm
geofferz wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:50 am
fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am

I quite agree . What intrigues me is the whether the manufacturer lowers the standard of quality control on the non Yamaha badged bikes or raises the quality control on the Yamaha badged ones . Or is it the same product with two different prices ?
Good question. I guess some people get perfectly good lexmotos, others get a turkey. Luck of the draw.
It's all very confusing .
'Engineer Wong - come here! Did you put the stainless steel subframe on the ajs by mistake? Take it off and put the rust prone steel one on please - the stainless only goes on the yamaha'.
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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by Ged » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:25 am

Get the MT man! Sick bike!

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Re: lexmoto or yamaha ?

Post by dynax » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:08 am

Well worth watching

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