Written on: 16/08/2013
Had the bike for around 4 months. Used to ride a Suzuki intruder but moved onto the bike I originally wanted, the Dragstar 125. The bike is a cruiser so not fast (65ish mph) but you don't buy a cruiser for speed, you get it for comfort & the look. The Dragstar is an incredibly comfortable bike with a good seat height for my 6' 8" self. It's one of the heaviest 125 bikes out there but that just helps it stick to the road. Easy to get parts both old and new via online sites like ebay and there... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2013 by Philibob07 (1 review written)
Been riding my 12 year old 125 Dragstar for just under a year now after selling my car to save money. Just love the way it looks, sounds and rides. Whilst not the fastest around, it comfortably does 65-70 without any problem, and just looks like a much bigger bike at the same time. Easy to ride, cheap to run, comfortable, and to be honest, even once I pass my next part of the test, can't see a reason to upgrade. A quality product for a really reasonable price. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2012 by moonshinebill
A nice bike.Ihave mine about a year.it isnt great speedwise and handeling on country roads leaves alot to be desired.but it definately turns heads and has a nice sound,its reliable mecanical wise.the thing that annoys me is that 70 percent of the chrome is plastic pieces which scratch easy and just takes away from the overall quality of the bike.That makes it harder to keep a clean bike.But no company makes them like they used to and on a small budget this is a good bike.So if your looking... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2012
I bought my Yamaha XVS125 Dragstar 6 months ago I had just passed my CBT and wanted something until I turned 21 and could obtain my full unrestricted license... Always been into cruiser motorcycles and this model caught my eye straight away as its a large looking/feeling bike for a 125cc... Many people complain you cant get more than 60mph out of it, for me purchasing a cruiser motorcycle was never about the speed, with L plates I was unable to ride on the motorways anyway and so this... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2011
Love the look, handles ok, sounds nice, but my factory standard XVS 125 Dragstar wont do more than 45 mph. Hits 45 in fourth, change up to 5th gear and only the revs change, nothing else. Got no idea why, the engines arent built with any restrictions. Had it checked over, mechanically its sound apart from the speed issue. This lets down the whole bike. My cheap chinese import was way quicker than this. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2010
I am 47 and just did my CBT,never having road a bike before, and bought this bike after spending years as pillion on a fazer 1000. I absolutely love my bike, now lovingly named Rosie, after my fave AC/DC song. Do not know why I waited so long.... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010
I love this bike it dose 75mph with no wind it looks, rides and feels fantastic for a 125 i am so proud of my Yamaha Dragstar.
Me and my mate go out cruising him on a honda vt shadow 125 and me on my Dragstar and we are always getting attention from other people, people are always saying that my bike looks and sounds much bigger than a 125.
I recomend this bike to anyone wanting to begin riding. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2009
The Yamaha Dragstar XVS 125 is the best learner leagle cruiser you can buy, it has a beautiful v2 and it runs like a dream and although it will only reach a top speed of around 70mph that is plenty of speed if you are still learning how to use gears. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
I looked around at many learner legal bikes and the Dragstar xvs 125 was by far the best looking and well made. I'ts great to cruise on and sounds sweet as you burble through country villages in top gear. It could do with a bit more power for the open road, but then again, you are starting out in biking this stops you getting yourself into trouble. It oozes style and mine was a bargain at £1500 with only 3,000 miles on it. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009
Top quality bike that just feels will take you anywhere! So smooth to ride and plenty of power for a small machine but then it is a yamaha so well screwed together as always...........Looks far bigger than a 125 and has lots of street cred and respect! XVS 125 Dragstar a total pleasure to own and ride and I never want to get off it once she's rolling! anyone wanting one......................you wont be dissappointed! (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2009 by Nasty Void (1 review written)
You get what you pay for- the Yamaha XVS 125 Dragstar is a big chrome armchair that can do 70mph that looks like a classic big bike (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2009 by john22amw
i hve owned my yamaha dragstar since 2002 and its still going strong its a brilliant little bike mine will do 75 easy without straining the engine i love these bikes (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2009 by john22amw
nice smooth ride, nice sound from the v twins, Yamaha XVS 125 Dragstar look bigger than it is an all round great bike . lots of chrome, quick for a cruser, nice to ride, looksthe part, cheap to insure and road tax (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2009 by Megafoo
iv owned Yamaha XVS 125 Dragstar for about two years now and im glad to say its an amazing little beast very reliable in all weather and starts every time and sounds better than any other 125 standard.
my dragstar is fitted with a new exhaust kit by highway hawk and makes it sound like thunder!!
and with alot of butchering a K&N with bigger jets and bigger rear sproket does about 70mph. (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2009
I got my Yamaha XVS 125 Dragstar with 14k miles on it, and it's been really easy to learn on.
It takes about £7 to fill up, and this goes for about 100-120 miles.
Although the power isn't the best (I can only do 60 tops), it looks fantastic for a learner legal bike.
I can't fault the reliability of it, but that's Yamaha for you. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2008 by dabd321 (1 review written)
This is one of the best 125 learner legal cruiser bikes that money can buy! (Only the L plates will give your bike away that it ' s a 125cc if you haven ' t done your full test
The quality is fantastic, these were very pricey when released.
The handling in the wet/dry is great, the seat is very comfortable and the bike is easy to manage. The chrome will need attention once in a while as there is a lot of it. It really looks the part and people will never believe it ' s a 125.
Others similar... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008
Gotta say this bike's been great for my second bike, had it for 3 years now, and it's served me thoroughly, and in 3 years it's only had a new front and back tyre, and a new battery, but now needs a regulator/rectifier! On the whole a great bike, well balanced, sturdy, good for all weathers, and certainly doesn't look like a piddly 125, sadly it's not pulling as well as it used to, it's running out of steam at 45 - 50mph, shame really as it used to hit 70! (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008
Had this bike for the last three years which has only cost me the price of a chain and sprocket set, front tyre, front brake pads, battery and a regulator rectifier. I have travelled over ten thousand trouble free miles on a bike that has never let me down, I am very satisfied and beleive i have had value for money. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2008 by qzvstc (1 review written)
The bike Yamaha Dragstar feels like a top class cruiser, both in styling and ride position. The quality is 100% Yamaha, meaning the best that they offer. It's brothers & sisters are awesome, and it definitely appears as if it's from the same stable as the big one's! Perfect introduction to motorcycling at it's best... ride this and you won't feel like a learner (despite L plates) as the class and breeding of the machine garners the respect and adulation that it deserves. I rode high-powered... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2008
A very nice "little" bike that does what it says on the tin. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2008 by Brizee (1 review written)
On the whole the Yamaha Dragstar is a very attractive, stylish motor cycle. if you want to be a boy racer then buy something else. If you want comfort and looks then either buy one of these or find a 40 year old biker chick at your local head bangers bar. I've had my 125cc 02 drag star for just over two weeks now and have covered 300 miles or so. It hasn't missed a beat. I'm 19 stone and it pulls beautifully at around 60 MPH. I bought it in Milton Keens with 15,000 on the clock and drove it... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2008 by veldom
Like others, nobody thinks this is a 125, its got style and class, it doesn't sound like a hair dryer or my lawn mower. Its a perfect bike for a learner who wants a bit of style. The last thing i want to say is that I learnt on mine and took my test on it, i'm also tall 6ft2, and to get full lock to you turn i had to alter the angle of the handle bars to get the neaded clearance from my knees. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2008
This bike simply looks great I feel great when I'm going into town with it its not embarrassing like most 125s are the best thing is it doesn't sound like a "hairdryer" ok it doesn't sound massive but you wouldn't believe its just a 125. Brilliant bike can even get when your a learner! (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2008 by mcewenfan (1 review written)
Shame they dont make Honda Dragstars anymore, something to do with emmissions. Also shame that you can not buy a replacement engine either. Loved this bike bought in 2000 new rode it for 7 years but it finally gave up. Cost about £800 a year to ride including purchase price so no complaints really - I want another one! (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2006 by Mr McGoohan (1 review written)
If you want to look cool while learning, this Yamaha XVS 125 Dragstar is the bike. Lots of chrome and looks like a "real bike", not a hair dryer. Makes a good sound even on its standard pipes and if you want to customise it, there are loads of cool add-ons on the web.
It goes pretty well for a relatively heavy 125 in town but does run out of puff at 60-65mph. It's very eye catching and people never believe its a 125. I am always getting engaged in conversation with other bikers at the... (read more)
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