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“Good Starter Bike.”

★★★★★

written by Robert-125N on 04/11/2016

I bought a version of this bike with a different badge and in 18 months of continuous use never had any serious cause for complaint. Bought it for £750.00 (unregistered) and sold it 18 months later for £450.00. The two issues I had involved the loss of an M6 nut from the clutch lever spindle and the rear light - a quick fix on both counts. It never failed to start and never let me down on a journey - regardless of the weather. You'll hear and read plenty of bombastic nonsense spouted about Chinese bikes - ignore it and think about the following: You're buying this bike to LEARN on, so you don't want to spend a lot; TAKE CARE OF IT! - I really can't emphasise this too much; The golden rules: If you keep it outside, THEN KEEP IT COVERED! Keep it WIPED DOWN, CLEAN and WAXED EVERY WEEK! Check the tyre pressures EVERY DAY! - You should do this with any bike. Check the spark plug gap every week; Check that all accessible electrical connections are clean, dry and covered - do it once a week; Change the oil every 500 km and change the air filter at the same time - part are dirt cheap. Keep the fuel tank at least half full at all times. DON'T THRASH IT! Treat your bike like a beloved pet and the love will come back.

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Hamesjallam's Response to Robert-125N's Review

Written on: 29/09/2019

Do you have any idea why mine might be loosing power? It's smells like too much fuel is getting through, any ideas?
Also does everyone else's have two exhaust pipes?

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Gsar's Response to Robert-125N's Review

Written on: 10/10/2022

You are right about this machine, engine is solid, however, there is one problem. the Lexmoto Vixen 125 HT125-8 Haotian Right Exhaust Mounting Bracket is the most vulnerable part and is never easily available. can you help me find one?

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Hamesjallam's Response to Robert-125N's Review

Written on: 29/09/2019

Do you have any idea why mine might be loosing power? It's smells like too much fuel is getting through, any ideas?
Also does everyone else's have two exhaust pipes?

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Hamesjallam's Response to Robert-125N's Review

Written on: 29/09/2019

Do you have any idea why mine might be loosing power? It's smells like too much fuel is getting through, any ideas?
Also does everyone else's have two exhaust pipes?

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Hamesjallam's Response to Robert-125N's Review

Written on: 29/09/2019

Do you have any idea why mine might be loosing power? It's smells like too much fuel is getting through, any ideas?
Also does everyone else's have two exhaust pipes?

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Hamesjallam's Response to Robert-125N's Review

Written on: 29/09/2019

Do you have any idea why mine might be loosing power? It's smells like too much fuel is getting through, any ideas?
Also does everyone else's have two exhaust pipes?

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“3 years 6 months and still going strong.”

★★★★★

written by dreadstone2000ad on 16/04/2016

This may come as a surprise to some fellow motorcyclists, but I did not buy my Lexmoto Vixen due to a mid-life crisis. I have always been a fan of custom-styled bikes. It’s a great cheap entry-level learner machine will do 55mph from new and I wanting this one when I sat on it for the first time. The engine is great from zero mileage and gets better with use, Its air-cooled and perfect and I have had no problems since I bought it in October 2012. It is kind of cool to use the kickstart method instead of the starter button, but it starts every time without fail. Tall handlebars and larger rear tyre give you a light steering sensation from the front, which is great in traffic. This bike provides a very comfy ride and has an almost chirpy growl to the exhaust a very happy bike. One of the best simple things I found was the gear indicator on the dash which let you know what gear your in, Great for the novice biker. All in all an excelent all round starter learner legal motorcycle which looks and sounds like a lot bigger motorcycle. There has been some bad builds out there but the lads at Blackburn motorcycle and scooter center could not have done a better job. Every washer was checked and every nut was tightened and they would not let me leave with the vixen untill they and myself where 100% happy everything was perfect. You cant go wrong buying a lexmoto vixen for your first motorcycle and you cant get a better one from anywhere but Blackburn motorcycle and scooter center.

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“after 3 years”

★★☆☆☆

written by stuartm489 on 08/03/2015

owned my vixen now for three years, brought it as a commuter, so its used 5 days a week whatever the weather. engine is a nice little unit, starts off kick or electric first time without choke, in any weather, ive changed the oil yearly regardless of miles and had no problems. Gear box is clunky but ok, now having problems with the changer arm, the arm is spinning without changing gears, whilst the bolt is still tight, will probably just shim it up and tighten, fixable but annoying. the chrome on the bike is awful, very thin and not well applied, when you add to this the fact that the steel underneath is also thin and cheap you get a lot of rust that you just cant stop. the exhaust rusts as well,if buying new you should give thought to getting some good paint onto them to try to slow this down but i doubt itll do much good, im actually surprised they haven't rusted through yet. the head light bulb blows frequently no matter how good a replacement i buy. all original bolts on the bike are now totally rusted, no doubt some will be a right pain when/if i have to undo them. all nuts and bolts on the bike are poor quality and should be replaced with decent ones. the chain stretches amazingly fast necessitating constant resetting, if you dont do it the chain will fall of as you ride, not a nice thing to happen, the chain also rusts quickly. the tyres are also poor, especially in the wet, i dont have to travel far so havent bothered to change them, but would if i had distance to travel. the spedo cable has unscrewed itself and fallen out twice now. petrol consumption is very good. handling is ok, in the dry, poor in the wet. over all im not sorry i brought it but i wouldnt ever buy another

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“dont buy it ”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Clayton53 on 09/01/2015

The bike is not made right ! cheap parts not worth buying its cost me the earth and its only got 6000 miles on the clock i am now going to smash it up .i woud'nt give it to anyone i try to do my in this world but must say this is the worst bike i have ever had you buy cheap you buy dear chinese

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“Vixen 125 review”

★★★★☆

written by Chaddyboysox on 24/09/2014

I currently own 1 and to be honest its great it never lets me down my girlfriend loves it i leave it out in the rain all nite and it starts second kick i rag it qbout down woods i even wheelie the hell outta it n it still works .....there cheap to buy there chesp to fix there chesp to run so basically get 1 and have a laugh i am ......

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“Lexmoto Vixen - Worth every penny”

★★★★★

written by Vandervecken on 15/06/2014

Bought my Vixen June 2013 primarily as a training bike for passing my test. As a first bike cannot find any fault with this. The engine was very tight to start with though, giving a top end of around 55 mph, however this loosened up after about 3000km and gave about 60 to 65. The higher speeds were comfortable with but some slight vibration from time to time. The Revs run near the red for the higher speeds, but this is just the way the bike is set up, and did not seem to stress or over rev the block. I owned the bike for 4 months before I passed my test before trading it in as PX for a Fazer. Over these four months due to a change in work circumstances I Ended up commuting 140 miles a day, a workload that the Vixen coped with better than I did, having no problems. The trade in for the bike was about half what I paid for it but given the low level of outlay (under a grand) for a new bike and the mileage I did on it , can't complain about that really. For what it is, the Vixen is an excellent training bike and city run around low on cost, reliable, a nice ride, and economical on fuel, and mechanically sound, I cannot find a bad thing to say about this bike.

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“well what can i say ”

★★★☆☆

written by on 29/12/2013

i bought a lexmoto vixen last nov 2012 i have done 20000 miles in just over 12 months u might think ? 20000 but it has done that many i travel to work 5 days a week doing 80 miles a day. the bulid could be better but for it price its what u expect had a few probs . the chain has had to replaced 3 times and just replaced the sprocket set and pin bushes. not good and handling in wet or snow its looking old now so im getting a new one in march mp3 i think but must amit bike earned its money that i have saved in petrol going to work

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“super reliability if looked after”

★★★★★

written by roadcaptain on 10/10/2013

I own a vixen 125cc rode it carefully till it did 1000kms,then changed the oil for a good quality oil,put in an ngk plug,replaced certain nut and bolts with stainless and locking nuts all ok now. I have just rode mine from leeds to Newcastle with one stop and that was for me not the bike and back again,the bike NEVER COUGHED OR SPLUTTERED just kept on going.look after this bike and it will look after you,thrash it everywhere and you will break it. mine has now done 6,700 kms and still going strong,i give it a good run and open it up once every couple of months and it does 65/70 MPH NO BOTHER even with my 18 stone frame on it.SUPER BIKE

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“Brilliant bike”

★★★★★

written by on 23/09/2013

I bought this bike new in 2009. I keep it garaged and don't use it in the rain generally. I have it serviced yearly and can honestly say it is a brilliant bike and unbelievable value for money. Twin exhaust and sounds lovely, goes like a dream and has never broken down except when the battery went flat because I left the parking light on. Has all the essentials, and more. It looks lovely with lots of chrome and I passed my test on it. It was affordable new and I wanted a new bike and for the money is staggeringly cheap compared to the Japanese models and I love it!

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“Good Bike”

★★★★☆

written by on 29/08/2013

Ok I've been lucky, bought second hand for £200 and its 2 years old but spent £150 on it. Replaced clutch cable, mirror, engine casing, chain, sprocket, back light lens, fixed electric start. The ONLY real major problem is the rubbish nylon tyres, came off it on a wet road and slid my bike under a car! Its so bloody hard getting the correct rubber tyres for it. Got some Dunlop ones, same size but werent tubeless and now have to return them. My advice is this, if you wanrt a cheap back just to enjoy in the summer this is great but dont ride it in winter, unless you find a way off getting better tyres.

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“reasonable machine at a fair price”

★★★☆☆

written by wolfburgman on 16/05/2013

i have owned my lexmoto vixen bike for just over a year and a half and covered about 2000 miles. generally speaking this bike is ok for the money but the finish in places is poor. in particular the chrome is cheap quality and soon begins to flake off. make sure you keep the sidestand switch well greased or you will end up with running problems including misfires and cutting out. chains are weak too and soon stretch but after market ones are readily available. don,t over tighten the exhaust bolts, they are prone to snapping. some owners don,t like the stock tyres either though personally i haven,t had any problems. again be careful when filling the petrol tank. it is eay to overfill because the plunger is quite long. the manual says it holds 12.5 litres but from empty i only manged 11.74 litres and petrol started weeping out from the cap. although there are flaws with this bike they can be dealt with easily. there is an established forum dedicated to these bikes with lots of tips and advice. some owners have put respectable mileages on their bikes while others have customised theirs. i have left mine stock to see how long it will last as a standard bike.if you service these bikes on a regular basis especially oil changes they will last ok. realistically expect about 80-100 mpg with mixed riding and a top speed of about 60mph. in summary i would say these bikes represent good value for money especially if you are cash strapped. looked after these can and do last for many years but they still aren,t as refined as some other 125s especially the japs. having said that they are considerably cheaper, a no brainer really. remember this bike is really cheap to buy and run and as a commuter or a starter bike is good value for money especially if you are on a tight budget.

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Fredythehound's Response to wolfburgman's Review

Written on: 25/07/2013

YOU NOT MENTIONED THE RUSTING,WHICH DOES NOT TAKE LONG ON THESE BIKES

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Wolfburgman's reply to Fredythehound's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

they can rust very quickly, but again if you stay on top of them they aren,t any worse than many other bikes. regular washing then treating with A.C.F. usually does the trick. my son has a Honda cbf 125 which has rusted very quickly.

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Fredythehound's reply to Wolfburgman's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

i just brought some anti corrosion spray i got no rust yet so hoping this prevent it

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“nothing but problem after problem”

★☆☆☆☆

written by on 15/02/2013

Got a brand vixen 125 in July 2012, done 5000km so far, think the garage are sick of me due to problems, gears locking and not changing, electrics failing, chain loosing and fell off which nearly threw me off my bike, even with regular checks the bikes falling apart due to rubbish parts, had 2 gear levers one because the bolt snapped and it fell off and another which is brand new had it three weeks and its grinded and it just spins. don't feel safe on it anymore.

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“Good for a starter”

★★★☆☆

written by on 18/10/2012

First month or so was fine after that I had nothing but problems! Both exhausts fell off and had to spend a further £200 on replacing the head of the engine! The exhaust bracket bolts are prone to snap! After these problems my electric start has just stopped working and I've no idea why! Which is very annoying when your travelling down the road an it just cuts out so you have to pull over to kick start it again! Head bearings became loose very quickly and the oil was evaporating quicker than I could put it in (no leaks just seems to need a lot of oil!) Have fun!

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“very disapointing ”

★★☆☆☆

written by on 15/09/2012

ive had the vixen for just under a year now and in the first month it was going really well, very nice to ride and good on fuel. but since then ive had nothing but problems with the electrics, the exhausts and everytime i change gear it curnches like mad. ive spent more money on reparing it than what the bike actualy cost give or take

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“just bought the vixen , been out a few times and been...”

★★★☆☆

written by workbike on 08/09/2012

just bought the vixen , been out a few times and been ok , but now the green neutral light is always on and the gears wont go into neutural it only goes ist then second ,,, any tips please

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Mickboro's Response to workbike's Review

Written on: 12/09/2012

If its new give it to the dealer to sort out, should still be under warranty. If not i'm no mechanic far from it but how about changing the oil i think they run on a 'wet clutch' system and don't like car oil in em so much. try a good quality bike oil.It certainly won't hurt. good luck mate.

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“a joy to be back on a bike ”

★★★★★

written by philquinn2345 on 04/08/2012

after a long time not bikeing i took the step and got a lexmoto 125 vixen 18 months wet dry every day never let me down good fuel mpg if you want a good deal try one dont expect a harley remember the price tag keep eye on bolts tighten up kill swith on side stand in wet

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“Good if basic rules are kept.”

★★★★☆

written by Pidgeon46 on 14/07/2012

For all those people who are thinking of buying a chinese bike,there are some poor ones and good ones.This bike is good for the money.But you must remember a few points.Check the bike regulary,replace any lose bolts with decent ones with nylon thread nuts.Change spark plug to a decent plug.You can as I did change lead to a proper silicon spark plug lead.If buying new put decent oil in.If second hand change oil and put in top notch oil in.It will be worth the money if you are intending to do lots of high speed miles.Cover the bike in wd 40 everywhere.It will stop switches going wrong and cut down on rust.If you do these service points and check every week and service it,you will probably find like me that for the money its fine. remember these bikes probably come out of the factory for maybe £400.So you are getting a bargain really as long as you follow the look after rules.Happy riding and keep safe.

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“Lexmoto Vixen”

★★★★★

written by on 21/05/2012

I bought this bike recently brand new, done 650km on it so far, all is good, only problems i have had is the bad build quality of the place i bought it from, had problems with no first gear, chain scraping, lights tilted down, no tick over, however i do completely put this down to the person who put it together not the bike! make sure you go to a good dealer! no problems at all now! hopefully none in the future really enjoy riding and owning the bike! very happy! :)

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“Vixen very good”

★★★★☆

written by on 14/04/2012

I bought a Vixen on 1st March, so even though iv only had just over a month on it i dont have any real probs with it, apart from i cant find a user manual for it ( any help any one). I get about 175 miles to a tank, riding position comfitable. I use it going to and from work and its great for this. I just make sure to give it a wipe after rain so it should stay nice for longer.

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Mickboro's Comment

Written on: 17/04/2012

Haynes do a service manual for chinese 125s mate it includes our model. Available ebay amazon ect . Hope this helps

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Fredythehound's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

go to chineese parts on ebay you get manual there for your vixon,my bike is exsactly the same as a vixon except mine is called a HAOTIAN,ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE NAME,I BROUGHT MINE FOR£475 YEAR OLD,PUT A 16 TOOTH SPROCET ON IN AND I GOT 68MPH OUT OF IT IMPROVEMENT OF 13MPH,BROUGHT SOME ANTI COROSION SPRAY AND HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH IT,AND I THINK IT LOOKS A VERY NICE BIKE FOR THE PRICE,

THE MANUAL YOU WANT IS CALLED HAYNES CHINEESE MANUAL

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“vixen could be better”

★★★☆☆

written by on 11/03/2012

Had my vixen for one year, it does'nt like rain. you will have to get the spark plug connector chainged. Also disconect the stand cut off switch. The bike vibarates but bareable. Head light bulb is prone to blowing. Apart from that its really good on fuel 1oo miles to the gallon,the tank will take £14 without leaking through petrol cap. £50 for a back tyre £60 for a new chain and sprocket fitted you cant go wrong at that.

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Jimbo51's Comment

Written on: 17/03/2012

my one doesnt mind rain
done 5k in 6 months spark plug etc still original
stand cut off switch operates as it should
not a lot of vibration, quite smooth

head light has become a bit of a problem but dealer is fixing it f.o.c

fuel consumption - about 80 mpg - current price 1.36 per litre tank holds 12.5 litres cost to fill
is 17 quid

so you must get cheap petrol, eh

only leaks thru cap if you overfill but i do admit cap not that good

where in uk are you and which dealer did u buy bike from

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 09/06/2012

how hard is it it to get it serviced or repared ? did u find people to service it easy enough

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Written on: 26/04/2012

joey - hey holli! i am a huge fan of your work, your style is unique. how do you do it? i am an aiirpsng photographer out of california, not pro yet. for equipment i have a canon 50d and a 50 1.8 and the little 18-55 my camera came with when i bought it. i saw your post about the lenses you have (wish i owned them!), but i feel like the equipment will only do part of the job. what tips do you have for style? i think i can develop my style with what i have and tweak the images to look perfect in photoshop. i would love your input, thanks!

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Asked by bigstewart on 4th November 2016 Report this content
Please help! I own a lexmoto vixen 125. I put the bike in gear and go to ride away but the bike does not move. This happens in every gear. My clutch cable seems fine. What could be the problem?

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What are the correct tyre pressures for this bike, front and rear? I've read various pressures and would like to get it right. 

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