Written on: 17/10/2010
This is my first scooter/bike and I'm very pleased with it. It's quite fast - acceleration could be a bit faster though (I'm a big guy though). It's very attractive and easy to control. Overall I love my bike and it's so good I'm not part-exchanging it when I get my next bike. Nice and reliable :-) (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2010
I love my bike but the spares are just to expensive.
I've been looking for rear shocks and what a rip off. The best price I have found is around £145 exculding vat.
What a rip off. If you think of it I only paid £600 for the bike and just the shocks are a quater of the price. MAD.
Also someone mentioned the choke. Yup, mines gone as well but to get it fixed is close to £100, again mad.
The thing is, if you look around you can find a complete card with a choke for around £50. So where do they... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2008
I ' ve recently bought a maxter 125; I found that it has good acceleration and a good top speed of 65mph which I am more than happy with as it is my first bike. My bike was recently owned by my older brother who had no problems with it at all so it leads me to believe that the bike is very reliable. Overall the bike is very reliable. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2006 by b bonner
I bought this Yamaha Maxster 125 from a dealer two months ago and use it to get to work/20miles away. Great on fuel and free parking when you find the moto spaces. I got this as I was paying over £100 per month for parking! Now I spend around £8 per week. My car stays in the drive and I'm much happier not to have to pay someone all my money for parking. This is a great idea for anyone with the same problem!! The bike had belonged to an elderly man who had bought it in 2003 to use... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2006 by jonnyjim
I bought this scooter for only £585. Its much larger than ordinary 50cc 2 strokes and higher aswell. I have done 65 on this scooter with no problems. Costs me £6 to fill up the tank which usually lasts me a week. I do about 25 miles per day 5 days a week and so far doing 65mph each day. It copes fine with this. The only problem I have had so far was with the keys. The seat release works off the ignition system and this has jammed. A new part cost me £50 but now works fine. Not as quick as 2... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2005 by barbarossa
I purchased my Maxster in Jan.04 for only £750 even though it was only 14 months old. It was an unwanted gift that a man had bought for his wife and she refused to ride it - so he wanted shut of it asap. Power was poor when I first rode it but when I gave the machine a good examination, I found the spark plug was only half way in and was incorrectly gapped. Was it like this from new I ask myself? If it was, then it doesn't say much for the dealers pre delivery inspection.A new plug,... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2005 by Doots900 (1 review written)
I have owned this Yamaha Maxster 125 scooter for nearly 4 years, covering 18,000 miles, I felt the power was a little down, so being a full m/c licence holder bought a Malossi kit & uprated it to 170cc. It still returns 70 mpg, has a much better mid-range & appart from the electrical gremlins at 13,500m has been reliable, only major expense to date is fitting new head races, otherwise a practical sports Scooter. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2005 by spacon (3 reviews written)
I had this Yamaha Maxster 125 Scooter for 3.5 years, recently traded in for a Jetforce 125. It was a good looking scooter and served me well travelling about 30 miles a day to work and back.
There were teething problems when I first got the bike, like a leaking radiator and speedo set up for km instead of miles (dealers fault). After around 12K miles the electric went and a distributor was replaced.
The engine was still OK after 17K miles with very little problems. My only problem with this... (read more)