Written on: 16/11/2013 by jarjar828 (1 review written)
I hope anyone planning to buy the bike reads this first. I brought my bike from an online bike/scooter company for around 1k. Firstly, i had to wait like 3 months for the bike. Then it didnt start. Fuel was not passing through the carb. Garage cost 135 quid. Lukily the warranty covered this. Then had not much fun driving around at 30mph for two weeks as i couldnt go over 5k revs. I have since done just over 1000km. First problems...afted 150km the left exhaust fell away from the engine... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2013
I got a second hand one and drove it all over Scotland for 3 years or so. Firstly it is a very nice bike to ride, big and heavy too so get's you used to the weight for bigger bikes. The engine seems to keep going and going without any problems - think I did around 20-30000 in those 3 years. It is very econnomical on fuel. The bolts on the bike do seem to come loose quicker than with other 125's I've ridden however the main problem lies in that the bolts are of an inferior quality. On... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2013 by MandyMarieKent (1 review written)
Having read a lots of reviews on Pioneer Navada I thought it was time I put my pennies worth in. I bought my Nerv 2013 (Gladis) 200 miles away from where I live. She had only done less than a mile on the clock and had been stored since April of this year. On collecting her the Battery was dead so a new one was bought and the return trip made. My journey took me over 7 hours running into the early hours of the morning. Breaks taken during the trip were more for my behind than anything added... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2013 by darkrider1 (1 review written)
had problems from day one, the petrol guage not working, speedo not working,also emissions hose kept melting, after 2 weeks exhaust bolts loose, and in fact one fell off whilst riding the thing, the left wing mirror thread was stripped and i had to glue it with araldite resin. this bike has been a nightmare since i bought it i would not recommend this bike to my worst enemy. only thing positive to say is it looks good. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2012 by jcfost (1 review written)
I brought this bike few weeks ago and have to say its a awsem bike, you get alot of miles when you fill up just £10, it handles well, the only bad thing i can say not many mechanics will touch it because its chinese but i would def give it a chance, you be amaze :) (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2012 by wyerte (1 review written)
Only done 400 km on it, but already having problems. Doesn't run in the rain, keeps cutting out when wet, but we returned to the garage , no fault found. Bearings on forkes failing ( yes after 400km!!!) , you can hear a grinding noise,and feels lumpy. Rust coming through on almost every part. Crome falling off. Also various bolts keep comming undone, ( eg Foot plate ) , i keep tightening them up , but they vibrate lose again. All wiring exposed , not even Taped together! Bike looks the part... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2012
navada 125 very good bike take no notice of the doom merchants for the price of these bikes they are very good i wouldnt change mine i go all over on it and havnt had any problems look after the bike it will stand you in good stead the engine on this bike is as good as any jap 125 plus a comfy ride get out there and buy yourself one (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2012 by mathmos (1 review written)
I purchased the Pioneer Torro 125CC as a fair priced way to get about as I am short of funds at present after being made redundant some time back. (I only cover 8 miles a day if I am lucky! I have owned this bike for just over 3 months and all I can say is if you are tempted by the stylish looks and big bike build for a 125cc don't be tempted, forewarned is forearmed!!!! These bikes are a total waste of money and will throw a catalogue of problems up from the moment you drive it away from... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2011
the pioneer Nevada how tough it looks a beast of a looker but let me name but a few problems this bike may develop first when winter hit i never used my bike and covered it over for 2 weeks, unhooked the battery of course. when I came back to it the chrome exhaust and crash bar was rusted so I cleaned it down and put anti corrosion on 1 week later rust is back now I have to coat it weekly.
a big problem is all the bolts come lose or shear off as on on my exhaust did costing me 45pound repair... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010
what a joke my wonderful pioneer navada is.
bourt it second hand and worked fine for 1 week till my 3rd gear did not work ever again i am now waiting to find a garage that will fix a chineese motorcycle engine.
initial problems were the screw kept comeing loose
in the left hand foot rest as as you no when it comes completly out the gears dont work.it happened once and luckily i didnt lose the screw other wise i would have been stuck miles from home.
i realy do likt the look of the bike and... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2010 by Wezza1977UK (1 review written)
Pioneer Nevada XF125L-4B
A review by Wes Fazzani
Having just finished watching the final episode of season 2 of "the Sons of Anarchy", I had watched the whole of season 1 and season 2 over the course of about a week (it's a great TV show!!!) I had one of those moments men describe as a flash of inspiration, and which women describe (when said moment relates to her male counterpart) as a moment of madness. I decided I wanted to be a biker. So, clutching the trusty Visa card I picked up the... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2010
i for one thing u need 2 look at the bigger picture my 2010 is a sound babe of a bike.
its well built , the four-stroke is a good quality , I don't vibrate , Nd its giving me a 75mph speed burst Nd 60mph cruise control , I cruised at 60 on a motorway all day Nd did 200miles before filling up.
chrome sis bars. spotlights remote start , abs , cruise control , Nd the reliability off of Pioneer's 4 stroke.
this bike cruses from herefordshire 2 london with ease at 60 all the way... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2010
Well i decided to get one of these as my first ever motorcycle. That was somewhat of a mistake. Initially upon delivery of the bike, i was impressed. It looks the part with its shiny chrome twin exhaust and crash bars, 2 panniers for storage space and nice large foot rests for a comfortable ride. Unfortunately, as it was my 1st bike, i didnt know what i should check before i signed for it, and the delivery driver told me it had had a full Pre Delivery Inspection before coming to me. Well... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
I OWNED PIONEER NEVADA FROM NEW FOR APPROX 12 MONTHS. NICE LOOKS, DONE SOME UPGRADES TO IT TO MAKE IT LOOK EVEN MORE NICER BUT THAT IS ABOUT IT. RUSTS EASY SO NOT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS USE, SLOW AND NOT FOR HILLS IF YOU ARE 16 STONES OR OVER. ALMOST ALL OTHER CARS CAN KEEP UP WITH IT AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS TAKE OFF. I DIDN'T LIKE THAT AS DANGEROUS WITH SOME LUNATICS ON 4 WHEELS. GREAT PRESENCE ON THE ROAD BECAUSE OF THE SIZE AND LOOKS- YES.
SOME SAY IT CAN DO 60MPH. I GOT 55 MAX WITH... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2009
Bought the Pioneer Nevada 125 in May so can,t really make a any informed comments however for the time i,ve had it it,s been reliable and good fun to ride as this is the first bike I,ve ever had I quite enjoy it,however i,ve found that a regular check on all the nut,s and bolts is essential but thats the same with any bike I,m told,MPG is good too, parts seem to be a bit hard to come by in fact most companies don,t even have Pioneer on there manufactures & model dropdown lists, in fact the... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2009 by Douglas Drury (1 review written)
Pioneer Nevada 125 looks good, vibration bad, nuts fall out. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2009 by jonrms (2 reviews written)
These Pioneer Nevada 125 bikes are great for learners and for those who are born again bikers. They are not a racing bike but a cruiser. They are extremely good value for money and will give you no end of enjoyment. I have owned mine for a year and a half. and the only think I had to replace on it was a fuel guage. If you look after the bike it will look after you. I have done a few mods on my bike and have never had any issues. changing the oil ever 2k and cleaning it regularly. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2009 by Necrothing (1 review written)
This Pioneer Nevada 125 is a fantastic looking bike, I've had 125 cruisers in the past but in the looks department and sound department, this one blows them all away. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2009 by chocca (1 review written)
I've owned my nev for just over 12 months and LOVE IT! OK, it's retro styled and it needs retro care but that's part and parcel of ownership of something that ain't just 'another yamahonduki'.
The engine is an old bullet proof Honda single cylinder clone from the '70s. There are plenty of manuals out there if you need to do any serious work but most of the day to day stuff is straight forward and the Pioneer Nevada Owners Club website is full of helpful, knowledgeable folk who are only too... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009 by arjay222777 (1 review written)
I posted a previous review for the Pioneer Nevada 125, which I think I should update slightly..
I've had my nevada for just over a year now, so far just about every nut and bolt in it has either rusted up, sheared off, or been replaced by me once I've spent an hour getting the refuse of the old fitting out...
My chain became ridiculously loose from stretching to the point where I couldn't set my wheel any further back and had to pop out two links to get it proper again. Although when the chain... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2009 by bathbun (1 review written)
eye fink me pioneer nevada bike is reely nise, i av not aqd 1 befor but i fink i wood get anover if i need 2.
me wif likes it in the morning when she gets on the back. she reely likes it when it vibrtaes and she lafs all the way the seeside (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2009 by thebrewer01 (1 review written)
Had my Pioneer Nevada 125 just over 10 months, done over 4000km, visited Snowdonia, Yorkshire Dales and Portsmouth from Leicester and,providing you are in cruising mode, a great little tourer rerurning over 100mpg. As for not taking the test on it, I just have and no problem whatsoever, except the examiner wondered whether it really was a 125 engine. I love my nev. Ah well, now the bad points, things do have a habit of dropping off of mine, I think mainly due to the engine vibration and I... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2009 by bluedogs (1 review written)
this Pioneer Nevada 125 is fantastic for the money ive had mine now for 6 months and no problems dont belive all the horror storys about imports ....no you are not getting a harley but for just over £1000 new what do you want, im old enough to remember what was said when other imports came into this country now look its all honda n yamaha ...enough said (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2008
The bike looks fantastic, not arguement there! However it's VERY underpowered and VERY poorly built! If the gearing was sorted and if you could do 60mph without being shaken to death then I'd be a lot happier.
You cannot take you full motobike test on these bikes either as they are too underpowered.
As long as you don't want to go above 50mph at best, and as long as you tighten every bolt every week, then the value is undoubted, but it does require more than the usual attention! (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2008 by arjay2277 (1 review written)
It's a cracking bike.
It does want for a lot of attention, but the way I see it if you can't be bothered to get your hands dirty and make sure you look after it you shouldn't buy one.
Value for money's spot on, and it's damn near indestructable.
I've read lots of reviews saying the chroming is cheap and has a tendency to remove itself, but I haven't had any problems with mine.
My exhaust bolts on the right side came loose on the very first ride out with it, but in its defense I should've checked... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2008 by JOSEPH SIMEON (1 review written)
It feels good it looks good so do it we all have the little boy in us. I bought my pioneer just on saw the add and that was it had to have it, my mate took me in a van and when i saw it i was hooked the pioneer was mine. ok some little things you must check to be safe ok. i am 69 and will go on enjoying my pioneer nevada thanks for the plug idea .. Ok there is a rattle from the exhaust so drill a hole and put a screw in hahahahahah (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008 by swaggy (1 review written)
This bike looks good from a distance but close up you can pick it apart because it is cheaply made with typical low quality.
To be honest you get what you pay for and lets face it we all want something good cheap but these bikes are awful.
The engine sounds good but you want to check the weight of these bikes and see what a 125 has to pull as these bikes are too heavy for the size of the engine. The chrome is so poor on these that the bike will look like rubbish in no time at all and you are... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2008 by kmt260284 (1 review written)
A very good bike. Well the over all build quality of the bike is very good and go's like a bat outa hell and the bike is very easy to customise. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2008 by KORA (1 review written)
Looks fantastic, runs like a big motorcycle, very comfortable to ride, with plastic panniers has enough space for small shoping,
gets me to and from work with no problems, very economical to run, parts for it can be bought in uk cheaply, in my opinion easy to maintain and so far it didn't let me down yet. To get maximum result from it proper iridium spark plug (iridium denso ix24) about £10, cdi box replacement about £20 from ebay also look for pioneer nevada forum and then for bobbyboy75... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008 by templarknight (1 review written)
Ive had a Pioneer Nevada 125cc for 9 months had problems with chrome falling off. On third fuel tank leaks from seals, bolts shearing off attaching exhaust to engine. Saddle bags brill. Shop around for your dealer and make sure you get all paper work for the bike. Though problems do love the bike and get loads of looks at meets. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008
A bike to learn on or short distance run about, vastly underpowered and very heavy churning out just 11 bhp. My suggestion save up for a Japanese equivilant or buy second hand japanese equivalent. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2008
Would recommend these bikes. Had a Pioneer Nevada for 4 months, no probs at all these are great bikes and good value for your cash, they look like a 400cc. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2008 by apg (1 review written)
I ponderd for 2 months wether to buy a Jinlun or a pioneer, I decided to go with pioneer and am very pleased with my choise.
It gets me to work and back every day for a fraction of the fuel I used in the car which means that I have an extra £30 a week in my pocket. It starts first time every time. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008 by northwest200 (1 review written)
Good enough to learn on but basically not for anything else. Glad to get rid of mine after 2 months. You get what you pay for. Engine reliable and good torque (using the old Honda CG engine) but fake chrome on bike a disaster.
Buckles on saddle bags snap within a few times of using.... Flimsy metal buckles. Fake plastic chrome air vent....mine fell off as did rear light socket whilst riding. Pioneer wants to enter market competing with the big 4 but need to stop cutting corners. For... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008
Like I said its a wonderful bike for the money you pay for it. This is my 5th motorcycle between 50cc - 125cc. I have owned a Honda NSR 125, Honda CG125, Gilera SKP50, Jailing Panther 125 and this one. And this beats them all for the price.
It runs smooth, is quick off the mark and is wonderful for cruising along the seafront in 5th gear. It purrrrrrs! (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2008
I love my Poineer Nevada dearly but she is high maintinence.
do your homework before you buy! find someone willing to take on the service work as hardly a sole will touch these chinese imports.
Rust seems to be attracted big time. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008 by Lersxt (1 review written)
Buy some spring washers and use to keep bolts tight. I also bought an Iridium Denso IX24 Spark Plug which made a lot of difference to the starting and seemed to make it a bit more responsive. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008 by ads123ice (1 review written)
I have had this bike for over a year now and will be upgrading soon but it has done me proud! I ride it to and from work everyday but it has also taken me to Kent and back and Donington and back for the GP (I live in Bucks) and other rides out with my brother and friends.Seriously consider it if your thinking of buying a 125, but do look around and make sure you get a model suited to your needs, this bike can eat up hours of your weekend if your riding it in all weather as you have to keep... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2007 by Clarkkent (1 review written)
I've had this Pioneer Nevada 125 bike for 2 months now I down graded engine size as am not looking for huge amounts of speed and power e.g. a Harley Davidson but wanted something that would be reliable and easy to maintain so far am very impressed with this bike apart from the things I mentioned in the bad points, I've already had some custom slash cut exhaust fitted to give it that deep sound of a hog "a piece of advice to anybody else that does this it makes the bike run rich warm the... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2007
I've had my Pioneer Nevada for 5 months now and its not failed me yet runs good, looks good, feels good to ride (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2007 by bobbyboy75 (1 review written)
I love this bike, I know it's no Harley, but for a 125 she feels great, and moves like mad! i got mine at Alpha Custom Bikes in Kent, there nice people, and always answer any questions I have, there customer care and after sales service is top notch.
I installed some lights around the engine bay, which gives a nice glow over the crome, i got the colour changing ones that go from red to purple to blue, looks awesome!
The only thing I find a real pain in the rear is people like to talk about... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2007 by luis100680 (1 review written)
I really recomend a Pioneer Nevada 125, especially this model with leather sadle bags, its different from those jinluns, look a some photos, it's great! Great value for money, ideal for commuting around london, some people tihnk that is a very expensive. If you live near Croydon I also recommend Maverick Motorbikes in Croydon to get one. (read more)
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