Written on: 02/06/2012
Collected my Lexmoto Street125, first impression is a nice sized 125 as I am not the smallest of build ;)
First day of ridding it was raining, but the bike held the road well with plenty of grip. Even when I went over a large diesel spill on a roundabout. Brakes seam to be good, back brake is a little light but when applying both brakes. The back dose not lockup which I found to be rather refreshing and nice :) still running the engine in so still only running at 50 mph, but it pulls well through all the gears on the flat and up hill.
Covered 100km on the first day in the rain picking bits up and getting a feel for the bike. Second day covered 180km with only 3 stops (coffee, fuel and a glass of coke) the ride was good and very enjoyable :) I have not ridden a motorbike in over 18 years, except for my CBT a few weeks ago. But this bike brings back a lot of good memories and the fun of riding a motorbike.
Gear selection and clutch were a little bit clunky to start with, but seem to be getting a lot smother as everything is bedding in :)
As for fuel ? Still running the engine in but so far at 180km, I filled up with 4L of fuel to top the tank back up to full :)
The nice little extra features that come on this bike, Gearshift Indicator always good to now what gear you are in on a new
motorbike after not ridding for a long time or as a new rider. Also the hand grips have metal end bump/caps, I have seen these being sold as after Market fittings for other bikes. But come as standard on the Street25.
Bad points so far and for me these are not deal beakers as I was expecting a few minor issues. Bodywork on the back of the bike (plastic parts) need to be adjusted as they are slightly out of line, just the way they were put on. Not a big fix, just need to get into work and get my tools. The next one for me which is the biggest issue is the clutch leaver, it has exsive play up and down, looks like there is a washer missing, as before once I get into work I will fix this. But the clutch still works fine as it is. The tool kit that comes with the bike ? Well most of it is in the bin now, popped down to TESCO and picked up all the tools I should need to fix any small problems without to much difficulty.
Also spare bulbs, most can be got from any car parts shop, but the main head light 35W are a lot harder to find, so make sure you pickup a few when you get your bike as you will need at lest 1 spare :)
All in All, I am very happy with my new motorbike and am looking forward to using it to get to work on and also at weekends for a nice ride :)