Written on: 06/05/2013 by carloscuny (3 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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2012 by Drewzie
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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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Written on: 15/03/2011
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 more)
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.
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 more)
Written on: 27/08/2010 by Amyb1980 (2 reviews 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... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2010
Well, what can i say, picked up my yamaha cygnus x 125 today and WOW, the perfomance it gives is better than any scooter ive had, i have read quite a few reviews on the yamaha cygnus and alot of them saying they will do max 65 mph, but today i had 72mph.. on a straight road and there was more to come but unfortunatly i have to gradually reduce speed or i'd probably be.. DEAD. i am so so please with this bike and its a big money savour with petrol, around 90-100 mpg and the other great thing... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2010
I bought this scooter after reading other peoples reports on this site, I am soo pleased with this. There are a couple of things I don't like (it jerks in low speed, when in stop and go traffic jams, it vibrates a bit at 45/50). I have just ridden it to Manchester and back 145 miles each way, I didn't have a seconds worry from the little beastie on the journey. It used about 2 1/2 tanks of fuel, which figures out at £15, so much cheaper than the train. I live in a hilly area and it does not... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2010
amazing bike, im a big bloke and this was my first ever bike, was suprised by the power turned throttle and almost came off it lol :)
only once has it failed to start first time (due to not using it for 2 weeks on holiday) started 2nd time.
im getting a car soon and looking to sell it.
email me Petty2006@hotmail.co.uk
overal a great bike and great for new riders or someone looking for more mpg but still with a bit of class!! (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
Been a biker & classic scooter owner for years. Now completed nearly 400 miles on the Cygnus using it every day for a 26 mile round trip. Getting around 95 MPG. I love this scooter - really nippy away from lights etc... Handles brilliantly. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010
I think the cygnus x 125 is the best scooter on the market. I have had a few scooters and this is definately the best for economy built and the sheer power of the machine. I like the fact i can get my full face helmet under the seat. On the way home from the dealership I had 70 mph out of it now thats quick for a 125 scooter. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2010
OMG!! Picked up my Cygnus X today and I was blown away. The power and response is amazing. A great buy.
One gripe though, my flip up helmey wouldnt fit under the seat! (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2010
have now done 73000mls yes 73000mls with only routine servicing this scoot will go around the clock (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2009
Done over 4000 miles in 16 months in temperatures from -7C tp 30C and its never missed a beat.
I've had numerous motorbikes and scooters over the last 18 years and this is the best.
Light, easy to get in and out of garage everyday with an excellent headlight for those dark winter roads (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009
Very economical.It never failed start engine.Very smooth in driving.Good acceleration and superb brakes.Idedicall for city and not only use.It only needs gasoline and every 3.000 km. ghange oil.Every 6.000 km replace air filter, spark plug, engine and gear oil.Very pleased to own a yamaha cygnus untill now. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2009
hi iv just brought an yamaha cygnus i did have a 50cc for a while and i thought i mite get a faster bike has im 17 i first look at an peugeo light 50cc i test drive it and it was ok but i saw the yamaha and ask if i cuold tell drive it and when i pulled back on the throtle and i was god smacked how fast it went. between my old 50cc this bike is soo much faster. I was doing 35mph on the 50cc . thank you.
if ytou r looking to buy a bile like this i would say get this one becaues its a good... (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009 by alfie7552 (1 review written)
I am on my second Cygnus x now, and they are the best scooter I have ever owned, the thing that does it for me is the looks, reliability, fuel consumption, speed 65mph, storage space, manouverability, and the lovely kick start as well as the electric start all for £1850.00 with 2 years warranty. I travel 1500 miles a month on mine and it used to cost me £6.00 per day on my R1, on the Cygnus its 15.00 per week !! no brainer. If you are after the best commuter, buy a Cygnus. You will love... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2009 by midsomer (1 review written)
So glad I bought this Yamaha Cygnus X bike I use it almost everyday and it is exceptionally quick and the suspension is superb at times it feels like a Rolls Royce, very quiet tick over. (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2009
Updating my previous posts, I have now completed 17,000 kilometeres, including a tour of Scotland in 4 days in which I covered nearly 900 miles. I found that i could ride this scooter for hours, it never faltered, and the newly-fitted Yamaha tall windshield (cost 70 GBP) gave wonderful weather protection. I have recommended the Yamaha Cygnus before, I recommend it even more now. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2009 by dabomb (1 review written)
I was so impressed with this Yamaha Cygnus X bike, i wish i had bought it a long time ago, although i only use it for work on a daily basis, i still have my job thanks to my cygnus, it gets me from home to work safer then ever and thanks to its reliability, it does a top speed around 68mph, full tank gives me just over 100miles, (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2009
The Yamaha Cygnus X is such a great buy. the building qual is above normal
i did 68000km in 2.5 years and never broken once.
2l/100km at 60/70kmh
and im a 110kg guy (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2009 by Sharla82 (9 reviews written)
I've had my Yamaha Cygnus X for 3 years. I replaced my Jetforce after 18 months due to the dreadfull relability problems. I purchased the Cygnus due to its light weight, more basic analogue dash, and box carriage ability. The fuel economy is brilliant. Its used for commuting on 30/40mph speed limit road, so its rarely pushed fast. I get 225 miles on a 7 litre tank, compared to 130 miles on a 8 litre tank on my Jet force. So smaller tank but nearly double the miles !! . Now its getting a few... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2009
Had my Yamaha Cygnus X for a year and a half, it's been driven in all types of weather even the recent snow and its been spot on. The fuel consumption is awesome, I pay £5 a month on fuel and i'm 20 stone! It's also quick off the mark, many a time ive had cars pull up next to me at traffic lights revving there engines and sniggering at me, then when the lights go green i'm off and they're gobsmacked! I love the little ignition cover aswell, a mate at work has had bikes all his life and he... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2009
i bought my cygnus 3 yrs ago after reading many reviews, however if i'd test ridden it first i'd probably not have bought it, i really found the suspension hard & the brakes not so good. but maybe thats because i've had big bikes all my life & i really bought this as a weekend runabout & to keep er indoors happy. anyway 3yrs down the road it's never missed a beat or failed to start, & as another review said it goes as well 2 up, the motor & transmission really work well. All in all it's a... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2009
Yamaha Cygnus X has good performance, economy, reliability, finish and storage. Stil have my Fazer(which gets very little use now...)because this is so very easy, manuverable, economical, nippy, good lock, excellent storage. Brilliant!! (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2009
The Yamaha Cygnus X is totally reliable, excellent fuel consumption, my has only done 500 miles but I am getting 100mpg + I have ridden through all the recent bad weather and the bike has not missed a beat. The dash has a clock how good is that it was one of the reasons I bought the bike. Look at a Honda and it is all analogue dials. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2009 by mrbeej (4 reviews written)
I have had my 2008 Yamaha Cygnus since june 2008 and have done just over 3200 miles, its been serviced once at 600 miles to get the oil changed and havent had it serviced since, has started first time, every time... its a 125cc moped so will do 65mph, also it has an electric start and a kick start in case the battery runs out... The lights are automatic and there is a handy digital dial to show how much petrol you have, i have ridden about 120 miles from the tank being full and still had... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2009 by Cygnus CK (2 reviews written)
Yamaha Cygnus X. Brilliant little bike. Didn't really know what scooter to get second had, but wanted 4 stroke and the ability to put a full face beneath the seat.
Turns out that I have made the best choice. Really am very chuffed with it. I've done about 1000 miles now and it's not missed a beat. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2008
Excellent machine - don't know how I managed without! Excellent design, around 90 mpg round town, 60 mph, handles well, good lock, well finished, wonderful storage, with screen keeps most of weather off & can still feel fingers in the winter, really brilliant bike which gets used every day. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008 by stifinrojales
I bought my Yamaha Cygnus in 2006 and have used it everyday it has just completed 53000 km, and in that time it has only broke down once and was fixed quite quickly and cheaply, a great buy. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
I wanted to update my comments in april, having ridden a further 4,000 miles on the Cygnus since. This scooter is really excellent! I have now done a number of 180 mile round trips and this scooter is better than the piaggio and vespa scooters I had before. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2008 by owensg (1 review written)
I use the Yamaha Cygnus as a back up to my main motorcycle and car. Recenty I have found myself making more use of the scooter than my 1st bike, it is so easy to ride and park, I also found that the scooter performs just as well two up, which is a bonus when you find you may have to carry a passenger from time to time. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008 by data90x (1 review written)
A very good scooter for every day use, I use it for daily commuting through London and it works very well. Good for short trips, not great on fuel economy but still better than a car. Is very small and can be parked just about anywhere.
A great little scooter, very reliable, only major downside is the noise!
Also, could do with a lockable cover on the glove compartment. (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2008 by fra5e (1 review written)
Amazing bike. I have a full license but have stuck to the Cygnus which I've had since new in 2006.
Great all round bike suitable for most journeys.
Only negative is that you get wet when it rains! If Yamaha fix that issue then it'll be unbeatable in all aspects! (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008
Perfect bike. Rides well handles well and all round good moped very happy with mine. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2008
My Yamaha Cygnus x is a very good all round scooter, i use it everyday to go to college and havnt had a single problem with it, it runs like a dream every day. One small problem is that it starts to vibrate and the engine becomes unwilling when hot, but otherwise, its all good! (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2008
Not very well-known in the bike world but it's a great little all rounder. (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2008 by singleta (2 reviews written)
The Yamaha Cygnus is a fantastic scooter. I am approaching 26,000 miles travelled in under 3 years and I've not had a single problem with it. I get the oil changed every 3000 miles and the bike seems happy with that.
First rear tyre lasted 19000 miles, front tyre is due to be changed at next service. Variator rollers lasted 14000 miles. All the parts are easily available and won't cost the earth. Storage under seat is excellent. I fit a full face helmet and protective trousers in there. Seat... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008 by amonty
I had Italian scooters before- Vespa and Piaggio. I enjoy this just as much, it looks good and seems utterly reliable and economical. I am a fan, and for the money, i reckon this scoot is unbeatable! (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008 by YamahaCygnusRider
The Yamaha Cygnus is a great scooter for both short and longer journeys. It is nippy and easy to handle. I own one on Turkey and decided to buy one in the UK because I was so impressed with it's versatility and build. I was knocked off my bike in Turkey and sustained minimal injury whilst the bike sustained minimal damage - a testimony to the quality in my opinion. It is roomy and comfortably takes a pillion passenger. If you can afford to pay that bit extra buy one of these. If you can't... (read more)