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“Quality of the product is adorable, reliability and...”

★★★★☆

written by Eswarreddy on 17/03/2024

Quality of the product is adorable, reliability and performance is amazing, out of experience.

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“Looking is very nice.comportable seating.easy to driving”

★★★★☆

written by Charlie266 on 17/03/2024

It is a comportable to long driving and maintnance easily, simply look.It is a family and also youth bike to riding.Riding Is freely any road ways any time.

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“Bike is good”

★★★★★

written by Sweeneyfu86 on 17/03/2024

I bought this second hand bike for my brother and he was so happy. Bike is very good. Highly recommended.

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“No parts available ”

★★★☆☆

written by Mohammedd98 on 03/10/2022

I brought this and the bloke was very sly. The main parts are near enough impossible to get hold off. The little bits are easy but things like exhaust pipes are impossible. I would avoid buying this bike as I'm regretting buying it now

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“Very sturdy learner bike”

★★★★☆

written by ChayD on 24/01/2022

I brought one of these second hand and it was a nice easy, comfortable bike to ride. I've dropped it several times and it took it like a champ (unlike a new Honda CBF I had that ended up being written off when I slid on a roundabout). It was finally taken out of commission after someone rear-ended me, but even then I was able to ride it home, just need to find the money to replace all the broken brackets and lights (which, incidentally, are cheap and easy to find, and it's a simple machine to work on). The only downsides I found was it was a bit slow due to its weight and having a tendency to rust (although a good dose of underseal stopped that).

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“Dont order online......”

★★☆☆☆

written by Maciw448 on 20/10/2017

This may be ok in it's other incarnation the Leximoto Vixon - but avoid if buying it online as a Huoniao. Stand sheared a bolt and fell off, bolt holding rear suspension snapped. Chain stretches and snaps before you get a thousand out of it. Poorly put together full stop with poor components. Avoid unless you have a dealer that can guarantee parts etc. In end engine ceased after 3500K and I scrapped it. Save up and buy a better machine would be my advice.

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“Could be better”

★★★☆☆

written by Willoughbyaa308 on 02/05/2017

Had the Huoniao for five weeks, mainly using it on the weekends. Covered 196 miles and at first it was great. By about the 150 mile mark the engine started to make this strange sound like an old kettle whistling. Next thing my rev counter started red lining at 45mph. My right foot pedel has rattled loose and was upside down when I came back from a short ride. Taking bike back to dealer to rectify these flaws. Should I have bought Japanese.....I think so but I still like the bike.

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“Cheap(!) and not really that bad bike”

★★★★☆

written by ChasityMacPherson483 on 30/01/2016

I bought this bike second hand 6 months ago (the bike is nearly 3 years old) and this is my first bike. My average riding is 1000 km per month (13k on the clock) and I have to say that actually this bike still runs OK (to some Jap. bikes fans it could be surprising). I not gonna lie. The bike does brake and frankly there is one thing to do after repairing another. If you are OK with learning how motorbikes work and don't mind playing with spanners now and again then that should be OK. Sometimes the bike is in perfect condition for long time and sometimes it has those periods that one thing brakes after fixing another problem, but when this moment goes away the bike feels grate. I guess it could be because of the build and parts quality. Right now I only have a constant problem with headlight bulb and housing (some other users also found this problem) but except that nothing that major. There are some mods that will make the bike much better found on the Huoniao forum so the support from other users is great.

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“dont be put off.”

★★★★★

written by BRUNO123NIGEL on 24/12/2015

HI, IVE OWNED 3 CHINESE BIKES SINCE 2005, WITH NO BIG PROBS ,AS LONG AS YOU KEEP ON TOP OF MAINTENENCE YOU WILL HAVE NO PROBS . OK ITS OLD TECHNOLOGY BUT THE UP SIDE ITS PROVEN & RELIABLE, I AM OF THAT AGE THAT IN THE 60s & 70s JAP BIKES WERE CALLED JAP CRAP!! WHY U ASK ? BECAUSE THE BRITISH BIKE PRODUCERS WERE MIFFED BECAUSE THERE BIKES COULD NOT COMPETE IN BOTH RELIABILITY & COMPETITION . & USED TO leak OIL OUT FROM CASINGS,CHINESE BIKES ARE GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AS WERE THE JAPS IN THERE EARLY YEARS, THEY ARE CATCHING UP QUICK & AT LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE AS THE JAPS , GET URE SELF A BARGAIN, & TO FINGERS TO THE SENTIMENTALISTS.

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“4500km so far ”

★★★★☆

written by aardys on 31/08/2015

well i bought this bike new in april 2015 so far i have done 4500km , i changed the spark plug cap to an ngk , changed the oil several times since i owned it , i like fresh oil . only problems have been blown headlight bulb , so put in a bosch halogen , no probs since , dash light also blew , , so changed that , now all these miles latter it runs perfect , i been for many rides out at 150km , the longest i did in one ride was 200km one thing you have to do is keep it sprayed in sillicone spray to keep rust off it , i leave mine in the rain , but no rust anywhere so far . i have changed the gearing to 17f 40r , i can cruise at 60mph on the flat all day i have read many complaints about these bikes , and who knows maybe some are duds , but mine been great , i would not hesitate to take a long tour on it if i had the chance , for the price , how can ya beat it , some say a second hand honda cg , but that will be old and prolly rusty , at least if you buy this new all the bolts can be undone easy unlike some rusy old honda eh . so yeh just look after it and ride it ...

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“What a load of poo”

★☆☆☆☆

written by TaniyahMcMahon313 on 15/07/2015

This is the worst company i have met, i have had soo much patience with them but they do not care, and the bike qaulity is extremely bad, i have never seen bike in such bad condition, and the warranty??? You might as well not have anything they will not give it anything to you, even if it is there fault, there is no support and a poo company in all, the list is endless, if you need any other questions answered contact me because i can't let them do what they did to me to other people it is stupidly unfair

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“no complaints whatsoever”

★★★★☆

written by 380McClanahan on 15/05/2014

my son bought this bike but did not pass the cbt so i took it on as a cheap commute to work i use it every day 40 mile round trip and i have only really had 2 problems.the chain supplied with the bike stretches like a rubber band (i put a hd version on after the original snapped)and i dropped it on black ice in the winter.apart from that i cant fault this bike great fuel economy 100 plus per gallon and easy to maintain.looks and sounds like a bigger bike .riding it 2 years now and loving it.

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C.meeke's Comment

Written on: 07/04/2017

I've just picked mine up 3 weeks ago. Not really sure of the mpg. There have been different comments on how many mpg it will get.
Wasn't given a manual on the bike and to many conflicting reviews. How often do you fill up?
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“Perfect choice for the money spent!”

★★★★★

written by Morganeu32 on 13/05/2014

I bought my HN12-5 in January. When I've got it it had 3000Km (2000miles). Now I've past a magic 8000km (5000 miles) and the only problem I had was snapped push rod. It was an original japanese part (CG125 006). My bike is 2011 model, is kept outdoor so there are some small rusty bits on it, but it runs very well. I've done some modifications on it: smaller rear sprocket (38T) bigger front sprocket (17T), front windshield, led lights, Iridium sparkplug and plastic cover for a sparkplug, I did remove a original air filter and replace it with cone filter, I also drilled my exhaust pipes to increase air flow and finally I did change carburetor and manifold to increase size to 30mm. I am a big guy (245lb) and before any changes my HN125-8 was able to cruize steady at 55mph burning 70mpg. Now I can cruise at 75mph with pretty much same fuel economy. This bike is very cheap to operate, price of the new unit is also very cheap, inexpensive insurance and parts with addition to cool looking bike makes it perfect choice to many people. I think that all of the stories about this bike related to the fact it is made in China are simply lies made up by people who never have had ride it. Handling of this bike is perfect and very smooth, pleasure to ride. Acceleration is not very fast but more than reasonable, breaks are good and reliable, tires... I am going to change them as I think they are not so good in wet roads (bike have tendency to slide on wet road when rear break is even slightly pressed - it works perfectly on dry surface thou). I do highly recommend this bite to everyone with tight budget but willing to ride a good bike!

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“Not bad”

★★★★☆

written by mistermentality on 03/02/2014

Bought a 2 year old Hn 125-8, petrol cap and Speedo cable needed replacing within a week and high beam bulb filament blew. But those can happen to any bike, ride wise it's comfortable and has a good riding position. Does around 70 mpg, 55 mph top speed (this can be increased to 65 mph), doesn't have great acceleration but holds it's speed well and doesn't get stuck at traffic lights. Looks nice, easy to maintain as it's engine is an old school design, has a very helpful user forum should any help or advice be required and it sounds very nice with its four stroke engine. A Japanese bike such as a Suzuki GZ125 will usually be better, I bought the Hn When my GZ got stolen and yes it did better in most respects, but the Hn is one of the better Chinese bikes and I use mine in all weather and do about 200 miles commuting each week.

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Tcjwright's Response to mistermentality's Review

Written on: 09/01/2016

hi there how can it be increased to 65 mph

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“Huoniao hn125-8 review”

★★★★★

written by pyrosfire666 on 03/08/2013

I bought this bike back in march 2011. Now we are in 2013 and this bike has covered 4500 miles and still going strong. The bike itself is left on the driveway through winter to summer all year round in all weather due to a lack of a garage at my home. Taken into consideration it has bared all weathers (snow as well) it only has a very small amount of rust on the frame near the handle bars. The clutch cable snapped due to rust but only cost £6 to get a new cable and 5 mins of my time to fit it onto the bike. Having said that the bike itself is still running very strong and keeps up well in traffic. just remember to turn the clutch off when your brand new bike arrives as it will make the engine not run properly if left on. Over all for a bike that is being sold for £700 new. It's fantastic value for a bike, I know it's Chinese and some people sneer at them but truth be told. I have had a Suzuki and a pugeot (both scooters bought second hand mind) both of which broke down in 6 months and went to the scrappy as the cost of the parts were quite expensive. If anything go's wrong with the bike you can buy parts for this model at a cheap price on www.chinesemotorcyclepartsonline.com and there is a club for huoniao owners to www.huoniao-owners.co.uk I personally am impressed with the bike so far after it has done over 4000 miles. I was expecting a lot less from this bike but keeps giving more and more. You will have to do a little bit of maintenance once in awhile. changing air filters and oil, greasing the chain and tightening bolts but you will need to do this with whatever car or bike you own. all in all £700 you really can not go wrong. Very happy.

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“So far so good”

★★★★★

written by alcarphone on 06/07/2012

Not had a problem with this bike at all. It drives smooth and I actually think the stock tyres are ok. I've not had any incidents due to the tyres. I did contemplate buying some along with my bike, but good job I didn't as the ones that come with the bike are perfectly sufficient for the roads I ride the bike on. The only downside I can think of is the sidepanels have cracked. This is probably because of my weight. I am around 16 stones. This hasn't stopped me from getting more than 100mpg though. I think the fuel economy is somewhere around the 100-125mpg. I think I can easily get around 220 miles out of a full tank which costs around £17-£18. Another word of advice to everyone, make sure you service regulary, the chain needs adjusting every few weeks if you cover considerable mileage.

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“Second one of these little crackers.”

★★★★☆

written by on 07/06/2012

Just purchased my second one of these - bought first one 4 years ago. The first was brilliant - was working fine when I sold it - howevever it had done 22,000 miles and given the number of miles I have been doing I decided to replace it - I was so happy with the first I replaced it with the 2012 model from Learner Legal.com - the same company I used for the first purchase. firstly let me tell you about the differences - the first one of these I purchased came in a box, you had to put on the front wheel and handle bars. This is no longer the case, the new bike was wheeled straight to my door fully assembled and ready to go. The second difference was the side stand switch. The older model had an electronic switch on the side stand that when wet used to cut the ignition - I had to have this disconected on the original bike. This has now gone - the new model has a spring loaded automatic retracting side stand that springs up when you level the bike before riding - a massive improvment and it has solved the most well documented issue with these bikes. The build quality seems improved - plastic parts are now metal, the weld seams are neet (used to be a little visable), the engine now benefits from a fuel filter. The ride remains fantastic and effortless, handling is great. All in all a great value bike made even better. Just wish they would ad a fuel gauge. Still you cant have everything for a little over £700.

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Carllittler's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2012

hi, just bought a second hand one, and very happy with it so far, (lookin out the kitchen window at it), i just dont know how to insure the thing as most sites dont recognise the make!! have you any suggestions seing as its your second one?????

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Carllittler's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2012

cheers for the help guys, tried rampdale and a few others as suggested, in the end got an ok deal through bikesure! cbt tomorrow cant wait to ride it! cheers again!

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Pippin123's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2012

Hia - Yea try Rampdale (just google it). They specialise in insuring Chinease bikes. Alternatively join the owners club (yes there is one - again just google) - they have an exhaustive list of insurers who cover these. Many companies may not have them listed on there internet applications but can find the bike if you phone them and give you a quotation.

Other than this enjoy. For what you pay these are fantastic little bikes that are fun to ride.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2012

Hia - yes try Rampdale (you can google it). Cheap and specialise in Chinease motorcycles.

Oh - and make sure every now and then you get your chain re-tensioned. You wont regret the buy.

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“Seriously good”

★★★★☆

written by on 02/03/2012

Just to add the same really as the other reviews. Had this bike a year (bike in a box purchase method). As one of the other reviews mentioned if you purchase this way rather than through a dealer, take your time preparing before first ride. Dont just assemble and ride off - use WD40 and get at the moving parts - use WD40 on the cut of switch on the side stand - this is really the only major fault with these bikes as moisture gets in and cuts the ignition - the WD40 basically waterproofs the circuit. Some people diconnect them but I personally would not - you dont want to forget the side stand and go around a corner at speed - ouch. Also tighten the nuts and bolts you can see. Remember the bike is new to you but it may have been manufactured two years ago and has come all the way from Asia to your front door since then. Lastly because the bike has been stored it will be covered in dust. Vacume the bike - the air filter, the filter box. I personnaly changed the oil before I rode it as well. I have had no problems with this bike. It has started every time, gone where I needed to take it and is very cheap to run. People call this a copy of a Honda - it is not - to be frank it is a blatent rip of with many of the parts actually interchangable. If it were a wuropean or American company they would be in court. However for the consumer as a consequence you basically get a bike with comparable reliability. If your looking for a cheap reliable 125 - this is it.

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“brilliant”

★★★★★

written by on 31/01/2012

seriously, steriotype is the only reason why people critisize the huoniao. they think \"what ?? a chinese bike ?? but its chinese\" they dont think about the quality at all. all parts of the bike are verry simular to parts on new honda bikes and is very reliable as long as you change the oil every 100km until you have done it about 5 times just to clean all the shiii.t out because i realized that after a month thing started to go abit wrong, basicly stalling every time i went up a hill but then i checked the oil and there wer bits of dustclumped togever stopping the oil going anywhere but i changed it every time i noticed it and after 3 months i didnt need to do nothing it turned in to a seriouse machine. but if you get one brand new hoover everything on the bike just try and minimize that dust it spoils the bike

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“Can't do better for the price ”

★★★★★

written by on 23/01/2012

Bought this bike from the guys at LearnerLegal.com around a year ago and it was the best decision I could have made. For the price, I think you will struggle to find a better bike (I paid a little under £700 plus delivery for a brand new unregistered one). Not sure why anyone is comparing it to a Japanese bike as you won't get one of those as cheap and you'll lose far more in depreciation! Mine only gets used for around town but has never let me down.

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Asked by keating2010 on 5th December 2014 Report this content
Where is the fuel mixture valve on the bike and how do you adjust this?

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Asked by martincoe on 20th January 2014 Report this content
When I press or pull my brake lever it puts on my side lights on the head light, what can it be? I have tried the earth from the battery ,

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Hello, I have recently purchased a Huoniao HN125-8 on e-bey unregistered,with no paperwork at all, its new and unused,my question is, can I trace its origin from the VIN/chassis/frame no and engine no? I would be grateful for any advise.

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