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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 to… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 22/02/2012 by RisingCruiser94 (1 review written)
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 Full Review
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 and… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 02/04/2011
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 Full Review
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 need… Read Full Review
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 only… Read Full Review
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. The… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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.
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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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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