Written on: 16/05/2013 by wolfburgman (3 reviews written)
i have owned my lexmoto vixen bike for just over a year and a half and covered about 2000 miles. generally speaking this bike is ok for the money but the finish in places is poor. in particular the chrome is cheap quality and soon begins to flake off. make sure you keep the sidestand switch well greased or you will end up with running problems including misfires and cutting out. chains are weak too and soon stretch but after market ones are readily available. don,t over tighten the exhaust... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2013
Got a brand vixen 125 in July 2012, done 5000km so far, think the garage are sick of me due to problems, gears locking and not changing, electrics failing, chain loosing and fell off which nearly threw me off my bike, even with regular checks the bikes falling apart due to rubbish parts, had 2 gear levers one because the bolt snapped and it fell off and another which is brand new had it three weeks and its grinded and it just spins. don't feel safe on it anymore. (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2012
First month or so was fine after that I had nothing but problems! Both exhausts fell off and had to spend a further £200 on replacing the head of the engine! The exhaust bracket bolts are prone to snap! After these problems my electric start has just stopped working and I've no idea why! Which is very annoying when your travelling down the road an it just cuts out so you have to pull over to kick start it again! Head bearings became loose very quickly and the oil was evaporating quicker... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2012
ive had the vixen for just under a year now and in the first month it was going really well, very nice to ride and good on fuel. but since then ive had nothing but problems with the electrics, the exhausts and everytime i change gear it curnches like mad. ive spent more money on reparing it than what the bike actualy cost give or take (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2012 by workbike (1 review written)
just bought the vixen , been out a few times and been ok , but now the green neutral light is always on and the gears wont go into neutural it only goes ist then second ,,, any tips please (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2012 by philquinn2345
after a long time not bikeing i took the step and got a lexmoto 125 vixen 18 months wet dry every day never let me down good fuel mpg if you want a good deal try one dont expect a harley remember the price tag keep eye on bolts tighten up kill swith on side stand in wet (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2012 by Pidgeon46 (1 review written)
For all those people who are thinking of buying a chinese bike,there are some poor ones and good ones.This bike is good for the money.But you must remember a few points.Check the bike regulary,replace any lose bolts with decent ones with nylon thread nuts.Change spark plug to a decent plug.You can as I did change lead to a proper silicon spark plug lead.If buying new put decent oil in.If second hand change oil and put in top notch oil in.It will be worth the money if you are intending to do... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2012
I bought this bike recently brand new, done 650km on it so far, all is good, only problems i have had is the bad build quality of the place i bought it from, had problems with no first gear, chain scraping, lights tilted down, no tick over, however i do completely put this down to the person who put it together not the bike! make sure you go to a good dealer! no problems at all now! hopefully none in the future really enjoy riding and owning the bike! very happy! :) (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2012
I bought a Vixen on 1st March, so even though iv only had just over a month on it i dont have any real probs with it, apart from i cant find a user manual for it ( any help any one). I get about 175 miles to a tank, riding position comfitable. I use it going to and from work and its great for this. I just make sure to give it a wipe after rain so it should stay nice for longer. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2012
Had my vixen for one year, it does'nt like rain. you will have to get the spark plug connector chainged. Also disconect the stand cut off switch. The bike vibarates but bareable. Head light bulb is prone to blowing. Apart from that its really good on fuel 1oo miles to the gallon,the tank will take £14 without leaking through petrol cap. £50 for a back tyre £60 for a new chain and sprocket fitted you cant go wrong at that. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2012 by mickboro (1 review written)
Bought one of these recently after spending many months researching Chinese bikes on the net and finding this to largely being the best rated.I've covered 500km in all weather conditions and have so far been happy. The side stand kill switch WILL give you problems by cutting your bike out intermittently. Don't leave it and hope for the best, its a simple 2 minute job to disconnect or even unscrew and tuck under the seat. this problem is well documented on blogs and forums and simple steps... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2012 by matt-kellow (1 review written)
I baught a Lexmoto Vixen 125 in november 2011. it was cheap granted. I have had nothing but problems with the bike. The first was the exhaust studs kept snappin and after 1 month I need to replace the cylinder head (£45). I mananged to solve that issue by reinforcing the exhaust studs. I did this by placing a nut on either side of the mounting bracket. As of late the bike keeps cutting out around every 100 miles. I have yet to find a solution to this problem. Not to mention the lack of a... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2011
I have recently purchased a lexmoto vixen 125cc it is a brand new bike I cant fault anything on it. Apart from the petrol how many miles do you get on a full tank CAN SOMEONE ANSWER ME THAT PLEASE cant believe something as simple as putting a fuel gauge on a bike is such a problem. Why are they not fitted with one who wants to get stuck in the middle of nowhere with no petrol!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2011 by emmievixen (2 reviews written)
Hello Everyone, Well I bought a Lexmoto Vixen from Bike Smart in Aberdeen brand new on the 29th September 2011 and I have to say I am a very happy bunny. I have covered 2500km on it already and I havent had any problems at all so far. Calum at Bike Smart built the bike and I think a bad build is the most likely cause of all the problems other reviewers have listed. My bike like all the bikes Calum builds is a first class build and the bike looks great and performs very well. I use it all the... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2011 by lel66uk
well,where to begin.bought my lexmoto vixen a fortnight ago,brand new and spent many days having loads of fun til one afternoon,while we were out and the bolt dropped out of the rear brake pedal,frightening me to death(being that this is my very first experience as a rider)Three days ago i washed and polished her and that evening while we were out was hardly able to see the speedo for condensation!! Following day,switched on ignition and........nothing,no lights,zilch!! managed,eventually to... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2011
I get a bit tired of the bad press Chinese bike are getting latley. In this day and age, people just dont have the money to go out and buy a well overpriced Japanese bike? I purchased my Haotian 4 years ago. I paid 800 pound for it (brand new). With a quick change of the spark plug, check of all the nuts and bolts, she was ready to ride. I found no problem finding someone to insure it, Carol Nash were happy to do it, and gave me a great price too.I also had no problem finding someone to... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2010 by peterthebiker (1 review written)
Due to the ever increasing cost of motoring i recently purchased a new lexmoto vixen 125 cruiser. The motorcycle has proved to be a reliable and economical buy! The bike does approximately 120 mpg and is comfortable to ride. The build quality is good and the bike is proving to be all i could have hoped for. It is however essential to have the bike regularly serviced and oil changes along with filter changes are a must!The performance is good and it will plod along at 60mph without a... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010
fantastic value for money, noisy engine? leave it overnight and adjust the tappets 4 thou will do it, put a 17 tooth sprocket on the front it lowers the revs by 1000, cut the blobs out of the exhaust,revs better. if your doing part 1 of the motorcycle practical test tell them its a lexmoto vixen (a2), if you tell them its a hoatian vixen (a1) then your stuck on a 125 for ever.have done 10000 klms in the past year, changed the oil every 1000 klms have had no mechanical problems, have shorted... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010 by tonychatt (1 review written)
nice bike for price looks nice great ride cracking value for money would reccomend to anyone looking for a 125 mph cant fault it had 500 miles on full tank a must for rush hour blues have not had any major probs with it bring on the blue skys (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2010
Fantastic value for money,parts now easy to find.bit strange where the choke is tho.Still seem to have problems finding anyone to service or repair the bike,but think that will get better in time.For how much you pay for this bike brand new,you really cant slate it that much.I have found that if you look after this bike,it will look after you. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2009
great bikes,same as the huoniao hn125 8 made by the same manufacturer.
start first time and ride beautiful.i have recently set up a owners club the first for these bikes in the uk so please check out
www.huoniao-owners.co.uk.much appreciate ideas and support cheers dave (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2009
This Haotian 125 is a new acquisition for me so still have a lot to learn.
I am returning to motorbiking after a break of 40 years.
I think this is an ideal "test the water & learner" machine.
It looks the part. Has enough oomph for a novice but is no racer.
A great "beat the traffic queues" commuter bike.
Written on: 06/09/2009
I have recently brought this Hoation Vixen as my first bike. I must say that I am very impressed so far. I have only been out on it twice but found both trips very enjoyable. The build quality is ok, not quite to the standard of a large bike but what do you expect for a 125cc that only costs £1000. I have read recently in reveiws that the Vixen handles poorly on corners. I think people are forgeting what type of bike this is. It is a cruiser so getting your knee down in corners is never... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009 by dippyhibby
The Haotian HT-8 125 is reliable and good value for money, i have one of these bikes. great mpg as expected and reliable but noisy engine. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009 by T SHEPPARD (1 review written)
The Haotian HT-8 125 (Vixen 125) is exellent value for money.
Look after it and it will look after you. An easy bike to handle great first bike or for those coming back in to bike`s.
I last rode a bike in 1972 an old Ariel Arrow I have`nt `rode a bike until now April 2009. This Haotian Vixen sort of puts me in the mind of the old B S A. Bantam. or Triumph Tiger cub.
Just a bloody good ole work mans bike. Cheap economical and very very presentable. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2009 by MRKBENZ (1 review written)
The Haotian HT-8 125 (Vixen 125) is a nice looking learner bike and sounds much bigger will tell in a few months what reliability is like but pleased so far
searched web and parts seem available?
read some sorry tales from forams but most seem to be from techphobes who want something for nothing seems great value for money to me (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2009 by The Mac (1 review written)
The Haotian HT-8 125 is a fantastic buy for commuting (I do 60 miles per day) or as a first bike. and does easily 130 to the gallon. The chrome is as good as new with very little attention and the build quality is amazing for the money. Reliable is not saying enough, it starts everytime and runs sweetly, have clocked up over 3000 miles commuting to work. great in traffic as it is very nippy and manoeuvrable but still manages a steady 60mph on the A3 (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2008
I had this bike for one and a half years and it was a great first bike. I paid £800 for it delivered to my door and sold it for £600, so better impossible.
The bike is extremely confortable and very good looking and the sound goes together with the bike (nice low rev grunt), I had more attention on this bike that I have today with my Ducati. It is extremely easy to use, the clutch is very soft and there are no many problems to find the gears (the gear indicator is great).
It handles... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2008 by Gary Wright (1 review written)
As this bike was bought for my 17 year old son to ride and he likes to look the part he was happy and i am happy as it only goes about 48 on the flat.
And when I ride it brings back happy times when rideing a bike was every day. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2008 by hazard11 (1 review written)
I have had my bike three weeks and to say i am happy would be an understatement. It looks great sounds great (like a bike three times it's size). Very stable at all speeds with little or no vibration. i only bought the bike as a replacement for my lifan 125 after it got written off when the front tyre blew and i binned. would recomend this bike to any new rider or seasoned rider who wants a cheap a to b bike with great looks. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2008
I have had one for work since Jan 07 and it's never missed a beat. For the price a good starter bike and with a lower seat height it helps smaller riders. Good to learn on and easy to maintain with parts getting more accessble now. When I bought the bike I took the time to cover all areas in silicone spray, changed the chain and put a good chrome polish on. Good MPG about 85+. Still looks good and I ride in all weathers. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008 by johnnycatfish (1 review written)
I bought mine two years ago and have had my ups and downs with it. When it arrived it took a long time to find a mechanic willing to even look at it, but once I did it took about 3 visits and a few months to get it all working correctly. It now does about 180 miles a week to take me to work and back through the four seasons - a true, inexpensive commuter bike. I've now passed my DAS and I'm looking for a big bike, but the Haotian Vixen has been an inexpensive and quite enjoyable way to give... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2008
I have sold these motorbikes for 3 years and have had no problems. Only happy customers. (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2008 by AndyAndrew (1 review written)
I bought a Haotian Vixen several weeks ago & have been pleasantly surprised. Despite its reputation for being a bit slow I managed to get mine easily to the red line at 10000 rpm (64mph) & with a bit of a push got it to 70mph, albeit at 11200rpm, something I dont recommend you do too often however it happily cruises at just under 60 which is really quite enough for a learner bike. As for reliability in the wet, I took it from Andover to Glastonbury at the bank holiday weekend in the worst... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2008
This motorcycle is very easy to ride, it handles well at all speeds, and is extremely comfortable, I have owned mine for over 12 months and have covered over 6,000 miles without any problems what so ever. This motorcycle is a first class 125 for the new price asked, I would defiantly purchases this model again. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008 by johnmjpm
I use hi grade fuel 97 obtain does go better on this.Seems a bit wobbly when slow in traffic, may be me , it was damaged by the transport firm on delivery, lexeter sent all the parts to put it right.Exhaust , handle bars alley plat on nearside, had to fix my self, should have claimed a new one but needed it on road quick. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2007 by Azazel2k (1 review written)
I bought a Haotian HT-8 125 (aka Vixen 125) from new almost a year ago and although it has only been used for social occasions and has thus only done a little over 1000km it has served me well so far. It has always been very reliable and for the scant £800 I bought it for I must say I have been very impressed. First off this bike looks fantastic, it is an absolute monster much bigger than I was expecting and certainly a lot bigger than most 125's it has loads of chrome and as long as you... (read more)