Written on: 05/04/2013
Hi I have sym xs125 I have it for about 11/2years and I have had problems with the rast all over and head light is giving me problems I need help with this I put the bulb in and I have to ride round with my high beame on because if I put my low beame on it keeps going off so if there is some one out there can help please (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2013 by Biker2011
I have owned this bike for 10 months and i can honestly say its been of the road more than it has been on. I have has problems with the bike starting, Fault fuel tank, bits falling off, terrible vibration, and now the latest issue the exhaust studs have snapped and the exhaust is blowing. This is not down to poor maintenance the bike has full service history and regular maintenance has been carried of by myself. And when you get a problem with the bike my dealer where the bike has been... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2012
The Sym 125 XS is my first bike and ive had it for 9 months now. It has been a good learning experience, mainly that it has never let me down, has been cheap to run and a good introduction to motorcycles. Good points: Cheap to run (80 - 90 mpg), easy to ride, minimal hassle, cheap servicing Bad points: A few bits of rust on the exhaust, luggage rack and frame (I keep it outside) Overall, I would recommend as a first bike. Depreciation is high but when you can buy it as £1600 new, it... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2012
well its almost a year since i purchased my new sym xs 125 & in total i`ve done around 6000k (3500ish miles) on it & ridden virtually every day rain or shine going to & from work , the only slight rust marks have been on the rear rack & on the mirror stalks. i wash the bike every week or two & after its dry i spray the metalwork with a silicone oil or gt85 which keeps things looking nice & also helps keep the rust at bay, the bodywork/plastics get a good waxing too...keeping the sym clean &... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2012
Well bought one of these from the cornwall kawasaki centre who is a sym dealer and im impressed! Excellent build quality, great on petrol and does 80 easily on a nice day with no wind.This bike is a absolute bargain for those who want a cheap good reliable motorcycle, It handles very well and the engine is excellent, The seat can hurt your ass a bit after a long journey but you soon get used to it lol, As one of the other reviews stated it does what it says on the tin and more. The... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2011 by slotman (1 review written)
Before i get into the review, im sure most of you have heard of how bad chinese bikes are and how they fall apart etc etc, well the truth is this is usually because they are imported to the UK in shipping crates part assembled, then put together by whoever imported them, or thier mate, who once built a bmx or something. Now while i cant speak for all chinese brands (cos some are dogs) Syms are not too far behind japanese build quality PROVIDED THEY WERE ASSEMBLED BY A COMPETANT PERSON TO... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2011
i needed a new motorcycle for work but didnt fancy anything too expensive however it had to be reliable & economical as i will be useing it on a daily basis rain or shine...the sym xs 125 was large enough & what with a 3 year warrantee & a tad under £1600 seemed like a bargain..the overall finnish of the bike was better than i expected however upon delivery i did notice that the clutch cable was touching the exhaust header pipe ( a quick fix with a cable tie to the front down tube & around... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2011
Well, got my sym 125 on a 09 plate with 1600 miles on it, I've had it about 2 months now and thought would share my thoughts, Its a cheap little commuter runaround that does exactly what it says on the tin, a few small niggles like the chain getting loose due to not being run in properly and a few screw heads going rusty a bit quick, but a a through clean regulary and it pretty much takes care of itself. What with the current fuel hikes I'm glad to say that I'm getting good mileage out of it... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2010
I have this bike since 6 Weeks, and I have done 1200 Kilometres now.
Last Saturday i drove more than 300 Kilometres, on this bike.
It was Awesome.
My Bike is slowed down to 80KPH, because of the A1 Driving License.
Anyway my Topspeed was already 102 KPH!!! Unbelievable.
It looks realy nice, and the only bug I found were some screws, wich were not fixed perfectly, but after my 500 Kilometres inspection, everything was perfect.
Guys, I give you a Idea:
Buy this bike, its nearly as good as a... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2010
What a bag of nails! For the first couple of weeks I thought that it was a great first gear bike, that is until things started falling of it! Head gasket failed, some engine seal failed, oil leak, exhaust fell off, rear break pedal fell off, kick stand fell off, chain fell off...you get the picture.
I am no mechanic and unless you are DONT BUY THIS BIKE (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2010
This is the second Sym motorbike I have owned and can't fault it in any way i brought it second hand with 650 miles on the clock for £800 i get about 90mpg out of her and a top end speed of 80mph.
very reliable starts right away every day. and I do a lot of miles 7000 in the 10 months of owning it. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2010
Just thought I should right something about this bike to help people like me who wants a good bike but can not afford to pay more.
Honestly speaking, this bike is much better than you could imagine. It is definitely not HONda/yamaha quality but it will take you form a to b.
I bought this bike 6months ago and it served me well. It gave my a2 license and I never had to replace anything or to go to riding school.
Very easy to ride and very comfortable riding position. but you need to get... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2009
The Sym XS125 has good quality and finish , 3 year warranty (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2008
The Sym XS125 is a fantastic bike at a bargain price - I bought it for commuting as I have not had a bike for past 30 years! Far better than I ever imagined with loads of character and charm - why would you spend twice as much on a Jap bike! Remember this bike is from Taiwan and build quality is FAR better than Chinese products. Get yourself one before they catch ona nd raise the price! (read more)