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★★★★☆

“More good than bad!”

Written on: 26/10/2014 by Scootertits (1 review written)

I've had the 04 model of the sygnus now for about 4 months and it's a godsend! Very reliable and once I replaced the belt and rollers it is amazing on petrol. Shame about the size of fuel tank. The suspension is to be truthful not very good as one little bump and you can feel it all. And it's not got the biggest leg room but up hill is amazing and gets up to top speed of about 65 mph without a problem. Look after it and it will look after you… Read Full Review

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“Beauty and the Beast!”

Written on: 30/05/2014 by Dawson286 (1 review written)

I just purchased a brand new Cygnus-X yesterday. I live in Taipei, which makes having a scooter to get around essential (to hard to find parking for a car, and much faster to get around). I have to say that I am very impressed with the product so far (I have only put 27km on it since yesterday). I am a big beast, 105kg and 180cm tall, so the larger body and tires on the Cygnus really appealed to me. I only have one issue, as this is a scooter, and Taiwan, they don't let you test drive… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“what a great buy!”

Written on: 12/05/2014 by otBruce428 (1 review written)

just bought a brand new 2014 cygnus x 125. got a great deal on yamaha finance. have had loads of bikes before of all sorts but not a scooter. couldn't stand sitting in traffic in car anymore doing 7.5 mile journey to work so looked around at all the options. a scooter came out on top in every way. liked the look of the cygnus compared to others and always been a yamaha fan. i've got to say, for what i use it for, its the best bike i've ever had. for my commute, popping to the shops and general… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Super Scoot!”

Written on: 11/03/2014 by BOF1 (1 review written)

I've just sold my 2005 Cygnus X 125 after 4 years trouble free & pleasurable miles, & here's the kicker, for more than I paid for it! The elegant scoot has a good turn of speed, surprising acceleration, is simple to maintain, really spacious & always put a smile on my face (just like my dog :) Being handsome made it easy to spend just a little time occasionally on the cosmetics. Top quality parts & keeping under a roof meant no rust & shining black panels (try smooth peanut butter, really!)… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Little dependable friend”

Written on: 06/05/2013 by carloscuny (4 reviews written)

Good bike, overall good quality. My 2005 model is an old type carb w/o digital meters etc. Functional the same as more modern type. The bike feels small for a 1.85 m large man. The fueltank is half a am used to with my YBR 125. That's bad. Room is enough under the buddy but holds no systemhelmet. A big top holds everything, an rearcarier and all other accesoires are easy to find. Handling does not feel good. It feels every groove. Cornering to is so-so. Maybe a good fronttire and service will… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Wonderful Scooter”

Written on: 22/09/2012 by Henderg (1 review written)

I have had my Cygnus 3 years and 15,000 miles. It is brilliant for a 10 mile each way rural commute, also for long journeys as long as you remember it is only a 125cc. ie. cruise at 55-60mph take a break every hour and do not expect to travel more than 300 miles per day. Had a camping trip down the west coast of France this year, made a frame to go on the passenger seat to mount panniers on, plus Givi box and stuff on the seat. Very good trip covering over 1000 miles at 99mpg. Me, I'm only 5ft… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Feels restricted”

Written on: 18/05/2012 by Drewzie (1 review written)

My Cygnus 125 (2010)is very good. No major problems as yet. Although recently it feels restricted when it is at 30 - 40 mph... No matter how far back my throttle is it remains at the 30 - 40 mph and gradually increases! It just doesnt want to go fast. It hasn't happened before. Any idea why now?… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“absolute Beaut!!!”

Written on: 16/05/2012

a nice bike for the every day run to and from work and ive got to say that even though ive now got a new exhaust fitted that i was told would make it a gas guzzler im finding it to still be qreat on fuel, it has enough grunt to keep up with the YZF R125 (until they kick into 4th - 5th gear and i find im hardly touching the brakes as its happy enough to slow itself down before the bends, i love how it can take the corners and how it handles well at speed, my only gripe with the bike itself it… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Amazing Bike.”

Written on: 05/12/2011

This bike is fantastic. For a 125 it accelerates fast, good top end speed of between 60 and 70 depending on your weight, very reliable and made out of good stuff. I previously owned a chinese 50cc that gave me nothing but hassle, I've only owned this bike a couple of weeks but it's been perfect. It's done roughly 16,000 miles (26,000 kms) and still fires first time. No complaints apart from the vibrations at low speeds. Good throttle response, good handling, great on fuel efficiency and the… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Too slow, weak brakes and poor handling. Throttle...”

Written on: 11/05/2011

Too slow, weak brakes and poor handling. Throttle response is the worst of any bike I've owned.(And thats lots) Not enough leg room for me, I'm 6'3"… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 05/12/2011

If you raise the idle, the throttle response becomes very rapid. It's not slow (baring in mind it's only a 124<125 cc), and the brakes are very strong..maybe your bike needs servicing and pads replacing, throttle cable and idle tweeking, and your legs cutting down. I agree if your tall it's tricky, but for a 125 these bikes are incredibly reliable and well built, nippy and they do everything a commuter bike should - this includes beating traffic off the line.

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★★★☆☆

“I had a Cygnus x 2010 reg for the last 12 months and...”

Written on: 08/05/2011 by eduardorebelo (2 reviews written)

I had a Cygnus x 2010 reg for the last 12 months and i'm happy to say its a great bike to get around london, it handles well, its fast and economic, it did over 100miles to the gallon, it has very good breaks too.
it never broke down on me, just once it wouldn't start, so breakdown cover came and replaced the electric starter system, under warranty.
However if you are tall person like me 1.84cm, you will struggle with space, the leg area is very limited and it can affect your sharp turns as the… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to eduardorebelo's Review

Written on: 19/07/2012

I just bought last month 125CC Cygnus Scooter NOT RELIABLE FOR WET ROAD at all
If you are thinking of buying Please Do Not
I Skied from scooter luckily no broken bone buries all over leg and hand would not advise to buy one.
I am rider for past years this happen firs time with my New Cygnus 125cc Scooter

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★★★★☆

“Having owned the 2010 Cygnus X for a few months now...”

Written on: 06/05/2011

Having owned the 2010 Cygnus X for a few months now (second owner) I can say its a great little bike and glad I got rid of the Peugoet I had. The bike I purchased without viewing it as from Yamaha direct and I was suppised how small it was compared to some of the scooters around (eg x-max) and have always found it a bit short and small for me. I'm 5' 10" and want to modify the seat to allow me to slide back a bit to the passenger area. Apart from that, it always starts first time, its so… Read Full Review

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“Had mine for 7 months and its reliability has been...”

Written on: 14/04/2011 by dan2dons (1 review written)

Had mine for 7 months and its reliability has been great. Pleased with the economy and very nifty to move around chaotic London traffic. I would recommend this bike to anyone...
...however 2 gripes:
1. I am 5'10'' ans the riding position is just a little cramped. Fortunately I don't do miles on the bike, but I suspect it isnt great for longer journeys
2. As reported by someone else, the bike shakes at low revs when warm, which is a real pain when filtering through traffic. Have no idea why… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I've had mine for about 3-4 years now. I use it every...”

Written on: 27/03/2011

I've had mine for about 3-4 years now. I use it every weekday (about 10-15 km per day, all year around). Untill now it has only failed me once (I probably choked it) I also crashed it once at about 40 km/h: bit of bodywork broken, but the next day, it started as if nothing has happened! The kick-start has been helpful a few times, especially when I didn't use my cygnus for a couple of days.
The only "negative" thing I can think of is that when you leave the engine running, it will die after… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Hi, I love my Cygnus, it's economicaland up to now...”

Written on: 18/03/2011

Hi, I love my Cygnus, it's economicaland up to now pretty reliable but I've been having starting problems, I think diue to the Battery. It turns over like it's flat then quickens then eventually starts! Until this morning when it was just dead ! Anyone else had this problem ? I've also never been able to start the Scooter with the kick start!! I've had bikes for years but the kick starter doesn't even make it fire. Am I doing something wrong ?

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 31/03/2012

make sure the earth from batery to frame / frame to engine is good. this can make it hard for electric to flow even if possitive lead to starter is good. ( it has to get back to battery easily also! )

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★★★★☆

“hello people ”

Written on: 15/03/2011

hello people
i have just brought a yamaha cygnus x 125 o8 plate i have only had it for a week it is a brilliant ride and lovely scooter to ride but i wondering what
the fuel is like as the 2 bars goes down quickly after 2 days can anyone tell me how many miles they can get up 2 when the tank is total empty and also how much does it cost to fill it right up to full… Read Full Review

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“I have been riding my Cygnus for 18 months. Bought it...”

Written on: 15/01/2011

I have been riding my Cygnus for 18 months. Bought it new. Trouble free apart from killing the battery by not riding it for 6 weeks in the cold season. Now have a trickle charger for the new battery. Best buy was a full size screen. I live in a very hilly area but it does a decent 35 up the longest and steepest with a load. 50-55mph on the flat, but I seldom go that fast. Rear drum brake is a bit feeble.
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★★★★★

“Well Iv had many bikes over the years and now decided...”

Written on: 14/11/2010

Well Iv had many bikes over the years and now decided to go for a small comute, so I bought a very low mileage yam cygnus x.
This twist and go is the business costs next to nothing in running costs, it has a punchey motor handles beautifully and looks good too.
Has electric start and also kick start does about 60mph and rides very quietly and smooth, I love this little bike and looks like we,ll be together for a long time :)… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“what more can I say? Beautiful Scooter!”

Written on: 27/09/2010

what more can I say? Beautiful Scooter!… Read Full Review

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“I have had a scooters for four years. I have had mine...”

Written on: 27/08/2010 by Amyb1980 (1 review written)

I have had a scooters for four years. I have had mine for two years. You won't get 70mph on a road straight.
The speed monitors on bike and car are 5mph out. The maxim you will get is 65mph. The storages is not very good on it. I had a Jog RR and I use to get a lot more in the jog because it was a lot more deeper underneath. But you can make it deeper if you had some of the padding taking out of seat.
They are fab little bikes and unfortunate mine got written off in RTA. Which wasn't my fault… Read Full Review

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