Written on: 25/10/2013 by greeen27
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 03/07/2013 by profesoteric
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 11/05/2012 by timberterry
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... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2012 by pattojones
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2011 by john1280
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... (read more)
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.
At the time of purchase I was decicding between... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 21/11/2010
Any one know how to change the rear bulb on a Yamaha Vity ? (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010 by kay cavanagh (1 review written)
yamaha vity 125cc is my first bike, i used to drive into town Mayfair london, but lost my parking, decided to ride after a week being on the trains. best thing i could of ever done, saving so much money, no congestion, I'm lucky i don't have parking fee's but even still a £1 a day is nothing in the west end, petrol is so cheap,it cost's me £5 a week my journey is around 14 miles a day. first time i put petrol in thought there was a mistake £2.50, after driving a car was most impressed.
great... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2010 by Alexuk1975 (3 reviews written)
This is my second motorbike, nice machine, powerful, 4 stroke, no spend too much and good design . high quality and good value for money
Written on: 07/08/2010
GOT MY VITY-125/4-STROKE, FEW DAYS A GO, BEEN ON IT EVER SINCE, THIS IS MY FIRST BIKE AND WOULD ADVISE ALL FIRST TIMERS TO GET ONE, DON'T BOTHER WITH THE 50cc'S OUT THERE PAY THE LITTLE EXTRA ITS WELL WORTH IT. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2010
I really like it!
As a middle aged man, I bought it as a first bike after many years off the road on two wheels, and it suited me to a tee.
At the time that I bought it, it was a toss up between the Vity and Yamaha's budget 125 standard motor cycle, (sorry forgotten the name, but which I'm sure is also made in China). As this was a cash sale, I'd looked at several budget machines and had almost settled on the Honda Lead, but popped into the local Yamaha garage just for a looksee as it was... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2010
Had the Yamaha Vity for 1 year now and clocked up over 5000m. Good braking, fast away from lights, an average top speed 50-60mph, around 80mpg. Had a few problems trying to do own servicing with bolts around filters and casing way too tight. Oil change easy enough but make sure you replace sump bolt, let it go for one change and had lots of problems getting it back out. Expensive servicing for moped was quoted £150, £200 with valve clearance. So haven't, bothered will do it myself. If paid... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2009
i bough my yamaha vity 125 last year it runs very well, and is quick enough for the parkways top speed is around 65mph, it was a lot cheaper than other 125 s on the market,and is one of the best scooters ive owned. the only problem ive had, was the rear tyre not gripping, The tyre was replaced, end of problam. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2009
i brought Yamaha Vity 125 as second bike to my kawasaki 500.its fun to ride easy to handle and best of all no gears change.it has a good storage space for a open face helmet which is great when i go shopping,no more helmet carrying.the mpg riding between 30 and 40 is about 100 [im still running in ]so im easy on the throttle hence the 100mpg. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2009
Yamaha Vity 125 is a great bike, Looks quite stylish and smart, huge storage area under the seat.
Takes a good half hour to change the back lights,
if you spill petrol around the filling hole rinse well as it starts to corrode with the rubber!
My bike is still wearing in a little but at the minute it does 65, great control and a smooth rider :)
I will reccomend to anyone :) (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2009 by phil1962 (1 review written)
The Yamaha Vity 125 is a nice basic looking Scooter, although made in China for Yamaha. To full Yamaha specs mind you.
The Build seems fairly good and it's easy to get to the Battery and Spark Plug, if needed.
The Ride is good and it seems to handle quite well and the Brakes seem pretty good to, with a Disc on the Front and a Drum on the back, although it has Chinese made Tyres, they seem ok but can always be changed.
The Fuel consumption is ok, with about 100 or more miles to the Tank, even... (read more)
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