Written on: 10/10/2012
I have had the Sanya for 3 1/2 years and now done over 20,000 miles (or 32,000 kms). The bike is used every day and has never failed to start. Good points Reliable Does 120 MPG Cheap parts Quiet Never burns any oil Good lighting and indicators Bad points Chrome is just OK Rack is very weak, keeps breaking Gear lever very sloppy Very slow. 55 on a good day but not happy Brakes dontt work in the wet In conclusion, the bike cost me £720 on the road and has been REALLY reliable and gets me... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2012
For its price I cant fault this little bike, Sanya SY125-11 125. Two year old and 7500 miles on the clock its got me where I wanted to go with little fuss but there are a few pointers I would like to mention. Be careful on wet roads with original tyres on bike it does get a little twitchy until they wear a bit and the front wheel seems a little light accelarating out slow corners. I had early problems with brakelight blowing early on which I replaced and a issue with a loose wire underneath... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2012 by poecilotheria (1 review written)
At first sceptical about the sanya Sy 125-11 but its turned out rather well so far other than having to replace the tail light bulb and tighten rear drum brake. Got some great power behind it for a 125cc of this price range and great acceleration. Other than its hard to get parts for its a good little bike and mindless fun steering could be lighter though. If your looking for a cheap affordable bike to get around on this is it go buy one, they are really easy on the fuel and cheap to keep on... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2012 by RisingCruiser94
Ok, i had my Sanya for 2 months. But already since passing my CBT i came off the bike twice. first time car cutting me off and second a oil patch on the road. But twice, the bike a slid along the road and only came with damage to the mirrors and headlight. BUILT LIKE A TANK! and nice and cheap to buy a simple 7 inch universal light that transforms the look of the bike. And some long stem mirrors, so my shoulders isn't taking up the view. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2011
This was my first road bike having done my CBT. I bought it from another chap at work who bought it new to learn on, for £250. It had various areas of surface rust, and some of the chromeing is about as thick as tissue paper. However for the price i paid and the new price of thses bikes you really cannot complain. If i had it from new i think it would not have suffered as much as the previous owner never cleaned it by his own admission.I have now spent a grand total of 3 hours cleaning it... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2011 by colinpb (1 review written)
I was looking for a bike to get me to and fro' work, after looking at the market place and seeing the high price of Japanese 125s new and secondhand I was a bit disconcerted as new, the price was too high and secondhand the price still seemed high relative to the risk you take in buying a used 125 learner legal bike. Sanya to the rescue.... I bought the bike from the guys in Plymouth for £599 or there abouts, value for money it appeared and as you will see in this report it really is... I... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2011 by brizeeredcaps (1 review written)
Hi, my son bought one of these bikes to use as a commuter to and from work. He's done little over a thousand miles and we've found a problem which is a bit of a pain. One of the exhaust studs just snapped whilst out riding. we found the culprit in the car park that we had just left and on closer examination discovered that it was made from a very brittle metal and not up to the job. Since then the other has gone too. We have been in contact with the supplier L S Imports as it is covered by... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2011
I can't fault this bike at all. I bought it a couple of years ago from what looks like the same place as many others who have wrote reviews - LS Imports Ltd in Portsmouth (for anyone who doesn't already know, their website can be found at http://www.learnerlegal.com/).
I think the company which the bike is bought from is just as important as the actual bike itself, which everyone should know about. I haven't had a single problem with having my questions answered by the team even when asking... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2011
I bought my Sanya from a dealer in Portsmouth in 2009 and have used it daily since then. I have changed job 3 times and on an average i have rode it 7 - 9 miles each day. It has had it's small "faults" (front brake caliper, gear leaver, and a few other bits and bats) but i would expect this on any bike with this usage. Not once has it failed to start including through-out the cold winters of 2009 and 2010. I have found that the dealer i bought from still stocks any part you could possibly... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2010
Bought the bike from a dealer in Portsmouth back in jan had for almost a year now.
Its been great only niggles i had is to change the front sprocket size.Rang round for insuarnce quotes and found Rampdale were the cheapest followed by mce.
I think its best to change spark plug and oild every 4000 miles the reason i went for the Sanya was that i took my test on one at the training center.
Sure there are a lot more dearer bikes out there but i would rather save the money for the family its... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2010
Having only bought this bike about 4 months ago, i must say. First impressions are amazing. I'm coming from a family whose father has been a biker for 38 years, and even he was impressed.
I got this bike in a crate from a dealer in Portsmouth, £599+99P&P.
As i'm a trained mechanic, putting this together was simple. I suggest to anybody who's destined to get a chinese import, is to LOCTITE the bolts.
I've lost both bolts from my exhaust heat shielding, but have managed to find replacements.... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2010
ok so the bike is good sound's good ride's good gear shifts dont last long but easy fix , but cannot get insurance :( no insurance company will insure the bike not even company's that insure chinnese bikes anyone know a insurance company i can go with i live in walsall (west midland's) i really need it i only brought the bike to get to work and back :( (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2010
This bike is good, from ebay Lsimports. just passed 4000k no problems at all.
550quid brand new, £15 tax, 220k per gallon. bargin.
Written on: 23/06/2010
Ok, having written a previous review, outlining whaat i thought of it when it was going well, now, with just over 8000km on the clock, around 6000ish mules, the bike has really let me down, it has cut out on me at several roundabouts, causeing a lot of embarrisment, and also, with its comedian breaks, you really have to break well before you have too. i really put a lot of trust in the bike, but now, after spending over £150 on small things such as tyres, gear linkage and chains and... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2010 by Baconbuttie (1 review written)
Hi i have just bought a sanya 125 in a crate it took me a few hours to build i am very impressed with it . i have also fitted a 17 tooth engine sprocket so it dose not rev as much. I am still running in but for the money it is fantastic value ,china is catching the rest of the world up and the prices will go up . take no notice what people say if you cant afford a lot then this is the bike for you .Mark (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010
This is my second Sanya as the first one got knicked.Its returning nearly 100mpg and costs next to nothing to service just oil changes.Build quality is as good as my mates YBR125 lets face it both are now made in the PRC. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010
The Sanya sy125-11b is a great little bike, i got mine for £280, and insured for a year for £240, im 17 and i love bikes!!!! you cannot fault this bike for less then £1000, but if you are planning on doing high speed miliage, then this bike is not for you, my bike tops out at 65mph down hill and will do 52mph on a flat. ive only had 1 or 2, or 3 minor issues, the lights and the engine bolt mount and the gear linkage. the light wires are open to the weather and this causes the end of the wire... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2009
Had the Sanya for nearly a year now was a bit concerned at first give the price but can not knock has let me down and the bike shop where i get in serviced says its just the same as the Suzuki EN125 i get nearly 100 mpg insurace is very cheap as well road tax £15 bargain.Well worth buying for a cheap reliable 125. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2009 by brian3578 (3 reviews written)
i just read the comment under neath never mind him what a great motorbike i hav clocked up 11,500 miles and not a bother out of it .worth the money .i would recommend people to buy 1 :) (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2009
I think it is rubbish.
i moved to dorset, out into the mddle of nowhere with my partner so my dad bought it for me for my birthday, i lived 50 miles from my paretns and literally every weekend my dad had to come up to mend it. i dont think he really minded though luckily.
even after we moved back i am still having trouble with it there always seems to be something wrong with it bits- falling off, gaskets breaking, it smokes like mad and im a careful driver so its not me ragging it around.
i... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2009
Just sold my Sanya after nearly a year just passed me test second time around.the Sanya has been brilliant from day one covered 8,000 miles used to get to work and round town cheaper on the parking.Only ever changed the oil and me local shop changed spark plug for me.Sold it for five hundred and fifty quid in the local rag now that's what i call cheap motoring only paid six fifty a year ago
If you want cheap reliable biking these machines are for you. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2009
Bought the sanya for my daughter to get some road expericance and it has never let her down once even in the winter mornings.Its based on the Suzuki EN125 she dropped it once and boke the cluctch lever popped in to my local suzuki dealers he supplied and fitted off the shelf.Cant fault it for value for money. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2009
got a sanya 125.11 great bike only prob the exhaust rattles wem i rev some 1 told 2 drill a hole in the bottom of the exhaust and put a self tapping screw in dont know any 1 got any idears (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2009
This is my second Sanya bike now as the first one was stolen (shows people want them )The new one has the new balance engine engine no more vibration.I covered nearly 10000 miles with no reported incidents.The build quality has got a lot better now.But i guess this is reflected in the dear prices be asked. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2009 by brian3578 (3 reviews written)
i own my sanya sy 125 about 10 months now ,and its going great i been all over ireland on it.i have 10,000 miles on it now and not a bother out of it,so i would we recommend people to buy.what a bargain.:) (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2009
Had this new model Sanya SY125-11 its a lot beter than the old model less viabration as its got the new balance engine in and the starter motor has been moved to front of engine.Well pleased this is my second Sanya so far i have covered 3000 miles with out fault. (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2009
i have had my sanya sy125 for about a month and i think it is very reliable and its quite easy getting used to riding, great for learners. I think if your getting your first bike you shoud get a sanya because its just perfect or your first bike. :) (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2009 by bubsx
Excellent, Have used my Sanya SY125-11 for roughly 2 years daily, saved me a fortune. bought in crate for £500 and registered myself, dont thrash it and it keeps on going. EXCELLENT cheap machines, I want another. downsides are replacement parts, Not knowing what i can use. Expected more like honda., But surprised susuki parts more matchable. Metal on casings very soft, Best changing oil with thin pipe and large syringe. Threads tare easily. Not fast, I keep at 45mph. (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2009
For less than seven hundred pounds you can not go wrong my daughter had a Sanya SY125-11 125 for a year now i am useing it now.Parts are cheap and if your rich you can buy Suzuki parts as they bare the same (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2009
Just bought a Sanya SY125-11 125 had for three weeks now easy to use no problems dvla took two days to register it then had to get a number plate made only eight quid.Seemms very cheap to run. (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2009
The Sanya SY125-11 125 is the best bike i had for value for money just £800 brand new and its got electric start as well as kick start i allways use elctric my self very cheap to run.Its the same as a Suzuki EN125 so parts are not a hassle.Useing mone (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009
Had my Sanya SY125-11 125 for nearly two years now even been round europe on it. Its just like the Suzuki EN125 but loads cheaper. just over 20,000 miles on it changed bth tyres plus serviceing cost. Paid just under seven hundred quid so im not moaning at all. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2009 by bikebike (2 reviews written)
Had my Sanya SY125-11 125 for nearly six months now no problems or headaches. I change oil every three thousand. Just fitted a top box now can't imagine why I never fitted it sooner..Great value for money and very cheap to run. Only bad point is it only comes in blue colour option. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2009 by brian3578 (3 reviews written)
The Sanya SY125-11 125 is a lovely bike to ride, it starts every morning, good for the money. I recommend people to to buy. Only one in Ireland and brand new for 2009. Excellent. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2008 by stevedeeley (1 review written)
Got mine just over 2 weeks ago, got to say first impressions were bad. Got mine off a friend at college, he never did any maintenence so I had to do it all before I could ride it. The bolts etc will rattle loose and are mostly made of monkey metal. Other than that it is an awesome bike! will got to 65 top end and will shift quite fast. Has a good sound and looks great too! Has many great features such as fuel gauge, gear indicator (good for learner) and revometer. I would highly recommend... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2008
if you have spanners sockets, feeler gauge, see through spark pug for fuel mix and a bit of knowledge - buy, or if you don ' t have mechanical skill you soon will, its only a one cylinder
its cheap to buy run and maintain only if you do it yourself, if not you will spend lots
parts usually cheaper but not cheap
tappets seem to randomly readjust themselves every 1500, chain doesn ' t last due to cheapness - £25 after 5000 and everything comes loose - if you get any vibration tighten engine... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2008 by trevor12345
Cant fault the bike for less than a grand. Excellent value for money and so cheap to run nearly 100mpg cheap insurance to. (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008
If your after a 125 then don't buy a Sanya hard to find parts for them and after all they are just a replica Honda cg 125 which is what I would recomend you getting you might pay more but hey you can't put a price on safety. (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2008 by daz005
My first impression was that the Sanya SY125 looks quite nice, sounds ok 4 a little 125. only had 2 problems so far and they r chain snapped and the original carb was faulty but replaced it with a Honda cg 1 but unfortunately the manifold off the cg wont fit the Sanya which is a disappointment because the Sanya is alloy, once gets hot it loses a little power. All in all I would recommend, friend of mine got a da jiang 125 enduro on 07 plates, paid a lot more and its rubbish he wants 2 swaps!... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by WIBBLA (1 review written)
For £995 you are not going to match it to anything it is just outstanding value for money and fun, Cheap to insure, and there is even a Sanya Club which has loads of usful info!
Just enjoy the bike people and it will not let you down in my eyes! (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008 by wyatpa (1 review written)
I bought the Sanya SY125 fully assembled and on the road from a dealer for £995.00, this August. I added a top box for essential storage of kit, tools, disc lock and shopping etc. Unlike buying from the net, I got a professionally assembled bike with immediate back up and a warranty. The first service, at 500 miles, was free. I sold my car to take up biking, commuting 40 miles a day. So far, I have replaced a few bulbs, tightened some bolts and replaced a rear inner tube. The cost of the... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008
Just do it you will be very happy, it is cheap, fuel eco is awsome, insurance is cheap, and to be honest peoples face when you tell them its new and how much it was just look gone out! also it looks fantastic! (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008 by stephencd1 (1 review written)
Good bike poor back up when you need it. Good bike for the money, fantastic in fact. Elec start, alloy wheels, disc brake how do they do it for the money. Engine seized solid after 100 miles, then the problems started. The firm we purchased from down in Portsmouth were the most unhelpful bunch of people I have ever come across. Do not get me wrong they replaced the engine but the made a happy customer into one pissed off customer. They can not even answer the phone properly. Customer service... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008 by matthewhirst (1 review written)
A lovely little bike. I bought 1 in april 2008, and yes I had to assemble it and register it, which was a bit of a bind, but since then, its been a reliable little workhorse.
I am acheiving over 100 miles per gallon, every time i fill up, and recieve lots or enquiries as to its origin etc. It's build quality is not fantastic, but more like adequate.
If I had to make a complaint about the bike, I would say that it needs an extra gear, just to make it go a little faster, in order to keep in... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2008 by john1964 (2 reviews written)
Bought mine from a company fully assembled, registered & taxed. I paid a little more, but it was really worth it. Not a single problem, no one can believe the price I paid for it! Recommend this bike, especially one thats "on the road ready to go" unless your flush with cash and want to spend double on a Yamaha YBR125! (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2008 by Joe sy521
Right, well... From crate to fully usable road bike can be a bit of a headache when it comes to registering. Especially if you don't know where to go for insurance. However, once these problems have been overcome, what a cracking little machine! The paint job looks very nice indeed, and as a cosmetic acheivment, this bike certainly doesn't lack. No slower than any other commuter, and certainly no less pleasant to sit on, be seen on, or to ride. Ok, the chrome looks a bit sandy in the hard... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2008 by owner12345 (1 review written)
The cheapest and best 125 I have owned in five years of learner bikes.
Most parts changeable with Suzuki EN 125 but Sanya parts are loads cheaper. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2008 by dbpg27 (3 reviews written)
SY-125-11B. Supplied with some assembly required, which although not beyond the novice would have been asisted with instructions! Nice touch was the battery that comes complete with acid for a quick set-up. The crating was excellent.
The nuts and bolts are easily rounded / scored but otherwise I am impressed with what such little money can buy. Yes, the plastic is plastic and the alloy is alloy - not as "quality in feel" as Honda, but it's a living breathing bike for under £700... (read more)