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★★★★★

“Amazing Yammi Vity125”

Written on: 17/05/2014 by Karlguest (1 review written)

Cant fault this bike, not had long but absolutely love it, done upto 65mph and does roughly 100mpg. Don't listen to all the people that put this bike down, its quick from a stand still, easy to manoeuvre around town and in rural areas, and quick enough to go on the dual carriage way. It has all the usual bits i.e fuel gauge, main kick stand, side stand and front disc brake and the rest. This bike has some best bits though which is the bike rack is already there for a top box, a key guard… Read Full Review

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“Great Cheap and Reliable (once the fuel pumps replaced)”

Written on: 25/10/2013 by greeen27 (2 reviews written)

Bought my Vity may this year, and in the summers exceesive heat, i was having trouble starting it after it had been running for half an hour. Took it to Paul Reeks Motorcycles in fulham who explained that due to additive changes in the fuel the fuel pump o ring wasnt doing its job. Yamaha are covering the cost of a new pump, I just had to pay for labour. This was excellent news as it costs about £300 for a new pump, and seeing as i only paid 700, it was alot of money. Yamaha are covering vitys… Read Full Review

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Thomasharford's Response to greeen27's Review

Written on: 16/01/2014

have axc125e yamahaVity in summer it went after i stopped at a shop got on it would not go thought it over heated left it for 2hours still would not go left it over night with some body went there next morning went right away drove 40minutes stop half a hour then would not start again left it till next day started right away and so an so never started when the engine was hot.left it in with a yamaha dealer in Dorset st 60 O reilly Dublin he said i need a new pump cost 300 could not get pump in Ireland they had none in Holland sent to Japan that was 5 months ago it is still with the dealer.my advice dont buy a Vity

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Gbneil's Response to greeen27's Review

Written on: 10/05/2014

I recently bought & sold a 2012 Vity 125 & had a similar experience - even a warm day would cause the bike starting failure. This is in direct contrast to the 1st time starting in colder conditions.

I had the fuel pump replaced & all the work paid for as the bike was still in the 2 Year Warranty period - excellent Yamaha.

I sold the scoot immediately afterwards with the new owner knowing the whole story.

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“Terrible experience and ti waster”

Written on: 07/09/2013 by arien250 (1 review written)

This scooter has some problem with its flue pump. It does not start when weather is to hot or when engine is hot after riding bike for more then 20 minutes. I have already spend money by changing some parts before actual problem was detected.There is no solution, i shall have to scrap the bike. Waste of money and time! … Read Full Review

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Hollpe's Response to arien250's Review

Written on: 25/10/2013

Yamaha will replace the pump for free, all you have to do is pay the labour. Apparently its due to a change in fuel additives in the last few years meaning the o ring expands when hot, so it leaks. Take it ti a yamaha dealership who know what they are doing, and they will be able to process the warranty no worries.

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Thomasharford's Response to arien250's Review

Written on: 16/01/2014


h ave the same trouble cant get new pump and cost 300 never again a xc125e vity every time the engine is hot wont start i sympathise with you

thomas harford Dublin never againVity

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★★★★★

“No pity in a Vity”

Written on: 03/07/2013 by profesoteric (1 review written)

I had never ridden a bike or scooter in my life before I bought my Vity. I can't afford to run a car so I looked at a scooter. The Vity is cheap to insure, run and repair. You get the advantages of a years worth of RAC cover and free servicing after 600 miles. I took my CBT on the day I rode the scooter off the forecourt and into the wild blue yonder. Straight away I felt in control. The low centre of gravity and weight distribution make it easy to corner and control. Great acceleration off… Read Full Review

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“Can't knock it”

Written on: 29/05/2013 by Pcoster (1 review written)

Having sold my Speed Triple to help pay for a new kitchen I was missing the fun of two wheels and the daily commute on the train was a real pain and expensive. I wondered into West London Yamaha whilst the wife was choosing door knobs or paint at home base next door and 15 mins later had put a deposit down on a Vity...was I mad....I thought so....that was three years and 24 000 miles ago and the Vity has been fantastic.....I use it every day, round trip of approx 60 miles, part 3 lane A road… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Yamaha Vity 125”

Written on: 22/03/2013

I have ridden yamaha vity for the past 6 months and I can honestly say this is a great bike to start on. I have ridden piaggio 100 and fly 100 before and quite frankly, they cannot compare to vity at all. Yamaha Vity is a very comfortable bike to ride on within the city and does quite a lot of miles on one tank (about 100miles). It is not so comfortable outside the city for longer distances. However doing 20-30 miles one way isn't much of an issue as the big seat is quite comfortable. The only… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“great cheap and simple”

Written on: 14/01/2013 by peterbala (2 reviews written)

Yamaha Vity 125 is a great choice for people looking for a cheap commuter. Its a budget scooter so dont expect the strongest engine, best breaks or comfort. However it will take you from A to B with no hassle, service is cheap and the parts too. I have had 3 Vitys so far,I sell bikes but also use them. I never had a problem with any of them. The engine is nice and quiet,its fuel injected so it works much nicer than carb scooters, does about 90mpg and the top speed is 55-60. Its enough for a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“My new best friend!”

Written on: 11/08/2012

Only had this bike a day and I'm in love with it! It's better than the bike I took my CBT on which was a Piaggio 50 which made me very hestitant on getting a bike of my own but this bike has put my mind at ease! I love everything about this bike, I've been both the driver and the passenger on this bike and the seat is extremely comfortable. The size of the bike is great as I am only small and cannot handle a larger bike. It's quite light so have not strained my arms, the bike offers a smooth… Read Full Review

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Melon69Top's Comment

Written on: 13/09/2012

on reading your bit on here i now know i think iv made the right decision. I brought a ybr 125cc in june and then did my cbt which was a disaster yer i know people say you must be an idiot if you fail your cbt but yer i did i actually came off the bike when it was going slow shock me up so much i could not get confidence up and then spent ages stalling it the instructor said i was to try the scooter twist and go and get my confidence up which i did and found it really easy to use im 5 ft 1in tall and yer i was naughty and took my ybr round the block several times over weeks thinking if i did this i would gain my confidence and then would be ok on the next cbt but still had probs with getting into gear and starting again after stopping at junctions and what made it worse was every time i tried to get on the ybr my bike boot kept catching the back seat or small rack at the back and i kept on loosing balance with the bike cos of this when trying to get on any way i have now come to decision im exchanging the ybr with a vitty scooter iv hunted around and looked loads on internet and this scooter seems perfect for me and your review sealed this so thanks

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★★★★☆

“Reliable Cheap Scooter,ideal as a commuting bike”

Written on: 11/05/2012 by timberterry (1 review written)

The Vity,is the first scooter i've owned.Prevous bikes were bigger,off road types. It does all it needs to,its got enough power around town,but not SO ideal for a long distance(top speed approx 55-60 mph). I bought mine back in august due to a knee issue,and its worked out a cheap method to get to work,now petrol has gone through the roof,a full tank will cost around £5.50 and i will get approx 90-100 miles on that. The only negative bit is the wheel size,but i have got used to it,and do take… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Yamaha Vity 125cc”

Written on: 22/04/2012 by pattojones (1 review written)

I bought mine brand new from Streetbike Halesowen in the summer of 2010. I paid £1800 OTR with breakdown cover, insurance, road tax, helmet. I have had 125's (geared) and 50's before. This is much more refined. All things considered...an amazing little bike! I've ridden it almost 5 day's a week since on a 10 mile each way commute to/from work and it'll do about 90-100 miles to £5.50 of petrol (Apr '12 prices) (mostly a 40mph limit). Amazing really. I could ride more economically but i like… Read Full Review

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“110 MPG!”

Written on: 26/11/2011

Bought this as I have a 40 miles a day commute and my van was costing a fortune. If I go on A roads and stick to speed limits I can get around 110mpg which is amazing. If I go on the motorway and travel at 60 you get much less, around 60-70mpg which is still not bad but fuel costs a fortune and that's the only reason I bought this. It's fairly nippy, first off at the lights and it takes afew minutes for the cars to catch up. the odd "Richard head" will try and race and then it's game over for… Read Full Review

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Hoonose's Comment

Written on: 02/09/2012

After nearly a year of ownership and a summer trip of 1200 miles two up around Ireland I can honestly say that this is more than just a bog standard scooter, it's amazing! We had panniers and a home made top box with sleeping bags and tent attached. I made some pillion plates from marine plywood and used skateboard deck stuff to allow for some extra grip and once these where fitted the passenger can ride much more comfortably! We did around 100 miles per day over 12 days apart from one day when we rode for just over 200 miles without a problem. Travelling by scooter has lots of benefits as it can be parked anywhere, CAN carry lots of gear if you place it right and can STILL bring in the 100 mpg figures even with the added weight of gear and two up riding!

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★★★★☆

“Vity does the job”

Written on: 24/09/2011 by john1280 (1 review written)

Always had big bikes before but thought I would try a scooter to comute to the office and I must say the vity does the job .I fitted a yamaha approved screen for extra weather protection and its worth it.Around town it zips along and beats the traffic queues so much quicker than by car .So easy to ride and feels safe and handles well .Fuel wise it's amazingly cheap and will pay for itself soon on the savings . Only down side is the state of the uk roads and with small wheels you do feel every… Read Full Review

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“I purchased the Yamaha vity in November after my local...”

Written on: 19/05/2011

I purchased the Yamaha vity in November after my local bus route changed and it was going to take over an hour to get to my work, on a good day. With my bike I can now do it in 20 minutes.

The Bike is excellent, runs well with no faults to date. First service was free along with first years insurance, RAC cover and Road Tax. Survived the snow and ice of last winter, It performed as if it was summer.
I couldnt really improve it in any way.

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“Im 19 years old, i have a car but I've always wanted a...”

Written on: 15/04/2011

Im 19 years old, i have a car but I've always wanted a scooter, And the Vity 125 was the best choice i could of made, its so easy to ride. My favorite thing about it is when i go into a petrol station, fill up and get change back from a fiver. If you want a nice bike and a full wallet buy one… Read Full Review

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“Passed my CBT on this scooter on Saturday. Never been...”

Written on: 11/04/2011 by andrewpagin (1 review written)

Passed my CBT on this scooter on Saturday. Never been on a motorcycle before in my life. This scooter is incredibly easy to ride, balances & handles nicely, with plenty of oomph for a 45y/o beginner. This was a training school loan bike with about 9000 miles on the clock, so I guess they can take a fair bit of abuse. I was going to buy a YBR125, but having experienced this scooter I'm off to buy one today!… Read Full Review

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“A truly fantastic machine. I know I've only had this 1...”

Written on: 31/03/2011

A truly fantastic machine. I know I've only had this 1 day and only time will truly tell excatly how good it is but for £1669 otr I can't see how it can be beaten. I have bought and ridden ridden motorcycles for many years, both new and used and decided to defect to scooters because I simply refuse to pay the extortionate fuel costs that the multi-nationals and our Government insists we pay. So far so good. I must admit I was a little prejudiced against scooters but this little machine is… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“what a great bike, its just what i needed out of a...”

Written on: 30/01/2011

what a great bike, its just what i needed out of a bike, not to slow and not to fast, great handling so cheap to run, put some stickers on mine to make it look more sexy, not much i can fault it about really tbh nothing is bad... overall its a great bike and worth every penny, great work yamaha!… Read Full Review

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“Like another older reviewer went back to two wheels...”

Written on: 06/01/2011

Like another older reviewer went back to two wheels after 20 years. Had large Italian Laverda bikes before. The Vity handles more like a motorcycle than a scooter, the frame is pretty rigid. The light weight and short wheel base takes some getting use to but this is no wobbly scooter as suggested in MCN. Ride is OK as long as you don't find the typical UK potholes too often. You have to bear in mind this is a budget scooter with a well-made feel with limited suspension travel and only 10 inch… Read Full Review

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“nice little bike, perfect for commuting. 125cc doesnt...”

Written on: 25/11/2010

nice little bike, perfect for commuting. 125cc doesnt seem much its enough tho, very reliable and cheap to run, good buy. 9.5/10… Read Full Review

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“Any one know how to change the rear bulb on a Yamaha...”

Written on: 21/11/2010

Any one know how to change the rear bulb on a Yamaha Vity ?… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 29/06/2011

hello i had my bulb go resenltly but the dealer did it under warenty for me. it is a pain in the bum to do you need to take out the under seat storage to gain access. hope this helps

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