A really reliable bike if you do basic maintenance often
Within a week of buying the bike, I had to replace the brakes as they looked like they hadn't been replaced for a long time.
After a few weeks I began to notice the engine was running very hot and quite loud. I did an oil change, and again the oil looked like it hadn't been changed for a very long time.
Had to replace the chain and sprockets not long after that.
Most recently I began to change the exhaust gasket, but the screws holding it sheared and I had to spend several weeks waiting for someone to drill it out for me.
Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic bike when it works, not a speedy bike, but far more reliable than most 125s (with the exception of the CG, of course).
It's a comfort to ride, and I've ridden it from here to Clitheroe and back (about 75 miles), and it was absolutely fine. Really comfortable seat and handles like the little cruiser it is.
Acceleration is fantastic from 1st to 3rd, after that though it's not a quick bike. Definitely good for getting around town on.
Fuel consumption is FANTASTIC; I can go 2 weeks on a full tank.
Insurance costs are incredibly cheap.
A few things that annoy me, are with it being the older version, the parts always seem to be for the newer version, and you have to make sure you get the right ones, and also it does drink a lot of oil.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd November, 2006