Written on: 28/03/2013 by Jax87
I've had my AJS Daytona 125 for a little over a year now. At first it was a bit of a change as I was used to riding an 80's Vespa, but stone me did she open my eyes! The seating position and forward controls mean I can ride with my knees in the breeze very comfortably! I'm 6ft and 16 stone and she does 70+ Since I've had her I've modified the handlebars and mirrors, removed the backrest, changed the exhausts (loud as hell!!) I'm gonna put some apes on her before the summer too. Incredibly... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2012 by rhutch
Got my Daytona Oct 2012 its a beauty did struggle a bit up hills however seeing as its brand new and i've still got to run it in not a problem. If you want fast get a race replica as the Daytona is a cruiser. Dont thrash the throttle if new, as with any new piece of machinery it will do more harm than good. Everyone loves it, a real head turner. wish it had an owners manual i cant find one anywhere and be careful not to void the warranty. Ride safe. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2012
I bought an AJS Daytona 125 in march and I am still in love with it to this day. She happily hits 70 mph and is stupidly fuel efficient (havent worked out how many mpg yet!) she has a lovely low seating position with the forward controls and handles great! I've yet to do a few mods to it ie Remove the auto cutoff switch in the kickstand, fabricate some open pipes, and remove the backrest, but other than that she is perfect for me. Definitely a head turner (and often mistaken for a bigger... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2012 by HighwayRider
Just got myself a cheap as chips eos. I'm its 4th keeper. Bought it for its unique custom style. First impression: Not bad, its in good condition, no major rusting or chrome peeling. Brakes are very good and steering is easy. Engine is a bit low on power but good enough for general road use, it has decent acceleration. I'm chuffed so far. I think it will turn out to be a good buy. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2012 by daveharris (1 review written)
had my 125 eos black engine model since november 2010 fifth chinese bike owned its the best of all of them great looks handling & usual problems sticking chokes frayed wiring seized back wheel bearing sticking front caliper common on lots of chinese bikes look out for these problems & cables snappin. it cost me £2300 new not £3500 parts r cheap as well compared to my kawasaki bn 125 next is a spy quad for even more fun & looks & my eos has been abused & still used every day happy biking (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2012
Bought this bike and it was slow as hell!! only 60mph flat out screaming, 65 downhill with the wind behind me if lucky. So i put a pitbike 140 mikuni carb on it, a cone air filter , set the needle in the carb to the highest position. turned the air mixture screw all the way in and the back out 1 and a half turns. then i put a 15 tooth front sprocket on and a 41 tooth rear. (standard is 14/44). it absolutley flies now and does 75 with ease and thats with a 16 stone bloke on. Next i,m gonna... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2012 by Justinchiarini (1 review written)
I picked up my biker yesterday and wow what a machine. I have been involved with bikes for a little time. The 2012 model has had a few of the kinks worked out. One thing I have noticed is these bikes DO NEED to be run in. So many people complain that the engine is bad because it has given up or broken. If you don't run these bikes in you will damage the engine. It's only 300 miles to run in 500kms. A heavy bike indeed but well worth it. The new engine in these will easily do 70 (not going... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2012 by TheCryptKeeper (1 review written)
I picked up the eos from the dealership on Saturday and apart from a lose conection that was crimmped immediatly into place by the dealership (PB-Motorcycles, peterborough) it works wonderfully. I ordered the one without flames as previous suggestions to them being stick-ons and not paint were true. My first journey was 90 miles, took 3 hours with a half hour stop in the middle. My backside was so damn sore but then this was a break-in ride to settle the engine, breaks and myslef having... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2011
Oh dear. What I initally thought to be a decent bike has turned out to be a disaster. I saw a 125 AJS Nac 125 Raptor at a local dealership. It certainly looked different, bright red with twin upswept exhausts, twin front discs and a water cooled twin cylinder motor, it looked bigger than your normal 125. I asked the dealer about it and typically he was enthusiastic about the revival of the great british marque.
I was taken in by the dealers enthusiasm, and the cracking looks of this bike, I... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2010
I've had my Eos125 since the spring and absolutely love it! Everytime I get off it I'm grinning from ear to ear. It may not be the quickest 125 out there but, it's certainly one of the best looking and always gets comments when parked up. The handling is really good for an 8' long chopper and is real fun down country lanes and is only heavy at slow speeds. Unless you ride on quick roads, the comfortable 55mph it will do is more than adequate and will stay up with the flow of traffic on... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2010
Ive owned my Ajs Eos 125 for 3 months now i bought it from new and have done aprox 1000 miles on it now, the only problems i have with the bike are on the build quality side of it but i do think thats partially down to the vendor sho sold me it as they receive them on a pallet in bits assemble it there n ship it out, but after a few minor adjustments to some sloppy build work it's fine. turns heads all the time and i get comments all the time off riders of much bigger bikes who are amazed... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010
i have the regal raptor daytona, and if im honest i bought it for its looks. It is a lot more fun to drive than the little hondas i did my cbt on. the extra weight makes it feel like you are riding a full size bike and not a learner machine.
It goes fast enough for country roads on the flats, but does struggle past 30/40mph on a hill. It cruises very comfortably, but you will have the problems of 'b'ankers in audis driving right up your back end and flying past you without any concern on... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010
Got back to motorbiking after 25 years and to be honest, I was impressed with the look of it, The Daytona 125 Regal Raptor can easily fool anyone as a Harley, the rear tyre is larger than any 125 or even other bigger bikes. The body is huge and I am around 100KGS therfore it takes time to accelerate but once on the thrid gear, she goes smoothly. So far, I get compliments on it on a daily basis as I commute to Central London with it, believe me heads are turned. Unfortunately it loses power... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2010 by diredfern (2 reviews written)
I am the owner of a AJS eos 125, this bike has done 800 miles. The bike runs as sweet as a nut, I have no complaints regarding its reliability or it's build quality. I keep the bike outside under a cover which is not ideal but it starts first time every time, wet or dry. The top speed is approx 60mph but it takes some time to get there. The only problem I have with the bike is acceleration, you have to thrash each gear to keep up with town traffic.
This is still not a critisism because... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2009
IVE HAD THE AJS 125CC RIDGRIDER FOR 6 MOUTHS NOW AND HAD NO TRUBLE WITH IT ITS GOES WELL STARTS ON THE BUTTON FIRST TIME GREAT BIKE TO RIDE IM THE SECOUND OWNER FROM NEW NO RUST 6000 MILES ON THE CLOCK
BAD BITS NONE VERY PLEASED WITH THE BIKE (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2009
Fantastic bike. Great build quality. Never let me down. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009
I've only driven in good weather for the past few months but i cant fault the AJS Regal Raptor EOS 125 bike.
Its a 125cc chopper, its got the looks, its a cheap ride.
If your after a 'fast' daily commuter, look elsewhere.
I like the 55mph speed it sits happily at (I've had it upto 70mph), the looks from passers by take a bit of getting used to, and its a great conversation piece.
For messing around in good weather - perfect.
Read the UK reviews and the USA reviews, they differ so much.
In... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009 by sococsi (1 review written)
Great head turner, big frame bike for a tall rider, I'm 6'2" and look ok on it. But sadly the bike is to me going to be a worthless piece of junk very soon. After having the AJS Regal Raptor EOS 125 bike for 6 months and everywhere starting to rust I contacted the dealership who gave me every excuse why I caused it to rust! each time I told them no I didn't do that or yes I did that they came up with another reason where the rust was my fault, bearing in mind it had done 300 miles! not a... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2009
The AJS Regal Raptor might be okay to ride in a flat, warm and dry area but not ok for the UK!!! Same money would buy a much better used Japanese bike. You get what you pay for. Looks the part but not weatherproof electrics, no power uphill, I found this to be a generally poor quality build. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2009
I really love this AJS Regal Raptor EOS 125 bike and despite buying it without it starting due to battery problems it's been great and i've loved every minute on it. Everyone comments on how great it looks and no one can believe its a 125cc. You could change the engine for the 300cc and it would be impossible to tell as they look identical. All parts are easily sourced through the importer in the U.K. (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2008
They take a 300cc engine and through pipes, without changing the frame, look at European sites for 300cc engine kit.
The original bike was a 300cc chopper, the 125 rattler they fitted in the same frame was for learning to handle a chopper, with the option of fitting the 300cc block back in upon passing your test, so the frame is pretty tough, the engine is available somewhere in the UK, AS IS THE 300CC BIKE. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2008
Its engine is based on a Honda engine but you quickly learn its not Honda. I should havd taken my money and and got drunk with it, both would have wasted it. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008
Spend 8 hours reassembling the bike and waterproofing the electrics, change the front tyre for a jap one and then fit the 300cc conversion kit available for around £1300 you then have a real headturner that will do 90mph easily and feel like your doing 150! (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2008 by sultan0b
Overall its a chopper its purpose is style not speed, it handles exactly like a chopper so in total it does do exactly what it says on the tin, it is heavily restricted so I suggest you learn more about bikes if you want more oompf, but 70mph on a chopper that light is ample for safe handling. It needs to be looked after and not abused if you want reliability, custom E marked universal slash cut silencers will improve it s sound (they cost about 36.99GBP each). (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2008
If you live in Somerset or in a nice flat area this bike is ok but I live in a rather hilly area where you really do need a bit of va va voom! This bike when it gets to a hill just seems to take one look at it and says ooh I think I will embarass you now by going 30 mph whilst all the cars behind are trying to overtake as they look at you you just want to curl up in a ball. I know its only a 125 but there are so many other options available the new jinlun 125 has more power and is faster... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008 by thefreerider (1 review written)
It has lots and lots of faults. Firstly the relays fill with water so after you've bought it make sure you cover them in insulation tape and mount them upside down. Secondly the air filter gets filled with water causing it to either run on one cylinder or not run at all and when your pushing it at 3 am the ten miles home in torrentail rain it suddenly becomes a lot less fun. Thirdly the shock has problems, it leaks. Fourthly the electrics are naff in general they screw up and the lights... (read more)