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★★★★★

“Cheap and cheerful, as you would expect”

Written on: 24/01/2020 by ADrinkell (2 reviews written)

Bought this SJ125-23 on a 2016 plate with 4500km on the clock for £450 after someone had dropped it and removed the fairing. They then chopped the fairing mount and fitted the most ridiculous headlight fairing in the history of biking. Some people need serious medical help... Anyway, changed the front sprocket for a 16 tooth one off ebay which stopped the buzzy feel and vibes than assaulted the bike with the standard 15 tooth job. Top speed is now 60mph, not bad for a honda cg engine clone. 90… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“My First bike”

Written on: 08/11/2014

This is my first bike, I paid 380 for it secong hand. yes there was stuff wrong, broken speedo cable, fuel cap broke, the side fairings missing. nothing to bother me though!! Ive only done miles and can say I like it, runs fine, engine is sweet as and the bikes comfy. One thing that does annoy the absolute hell out of me is the kickstart. it hits the rear brake pedal and then doesnt come back up. I looks to be the right one for the bike, but could be wrong. however, its a good bike and bery… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best bike I've ever had”

Written on: 08/11/2014 by JoaquinBauer243 (1 review written)

Hi I thought I would put my opinion down as I have heard different reviews on this bike now il start by saying I got the skyjet sj125-23 2013 so just over a year old and since in my procession I only have had to replace the clutch cable and I've had it from new I replaced the bolts and screws with heavy duty and I've not had problems what some ppl point out but what I do hear a lot is the engine will out live the bike frame If I had to pick a fault it would only be the oil quantity as there… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Brilliant, just needed checking ”

Written on: 31/07/2014 by sparxisparx (1 review written)

Love this bike, I've the 11 plate and I think it's great! I was after a basket case, mate offered me this for 350 second hand and I bit his hand off, rode it home, stripped it down completely and replaced all bolts (add a dab of loctight), replace gaskets, fiddle with the timing and tick over, now runs great as a little run around, rip the cat out and you'll push 70, nothing wrong with it, put around 1000 miles on it in around 3 weeks and I would almost got to say that it's better than the… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“skyjet sj 125”

Written on: 28/03/2012

its got good top speed but im not to kean on the handling kept up with a aprilia rs 125 at top speed.i also crashed pritty bad up the country lanes and the bike is still running sweat i couldent walk for 2 months but the bike kept going. … Read Full Review

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Lucky_Tampon's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2012

there is no way on this earth that any skyjet no matter what model it is will ever keep up with an italian sportsbike such as the aprilia rs125, for starters the RS is a 2 stroke which puts out almost twice the power for displacement, secondly it is a race replica of a 10+ years championship winning bike. the rs125 will top out at 100mph... most skyjets will be lucky to see 70mph. even if the RS was in restricted form it would leave the skyjet for dead. whatever RS125 you were riding/racing with must have had a complete spactard of a rider on it.

you just cannot compare a cheap chinese rip off excuse of a so called "sports bike" to an extensively engineered, well designed and championship winning italian sportsbike that has proved itself in chamionship races time and time again.

the price difference says it all really... £900 for a brand new top of the range skyjet... £4k for a brand new aprilia RS125, they are that expensive for a reason. at £900 for a brand new 12 plate bike it sounds too good to be true.... thats because IT IS!! however if you were to spend that same £900 on a second hand RS125 or any other italian or japanese sportsbike, you would be rewarded massively not only with a well performing bike but also a reliable one.

SKYJETS FALL APART!!!!!

This is a fact, the build quality is absolutely atrocious and you can expect one bad winter to see you opening your wallet to replace nearly every item on the bike.

PLEASE NOTE, i am not slating it purely because i dont like it (which i dont, i hate it) but i have seen and heard to many horror stories of people spending their hard earned cash on one of these bikes just to be sorely dissapointed when it all goes wrong, so please, please, i cannot urge you enough, buy a well known japanese or italian bike.... they are famous for a reason!

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Trees_Are_Green's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2013

i have a skyjet 125-23 it has topped out 70-75 mph, its a 10 plate an had it since September 2012 an just this month already feels like everything is breaking, don't get me wrong i only spent £900 for a first bike but regret getting a Chinese bike altogether, wouldn't recommend it would spend the extra £££ for the Honda/bikes made by piaggo like Aprillia/Gilera any bike NOT CHINESE, my mate down the road from mine has the Aprillia rs125 2002 i think the old model and when that had the power valve in it did 120 mph was with it till about 50 mph then it left me... each time even hits 100 mph without it now,,, couldn't ever compare it to the sj125, getting rid of it already big mistake getting it!

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Raedwald's Comment

Written on: 10/07/2013

your a bell end, the italian/japanese bikes are restricted and around the same power as many of the chinese bikes so there is really not much performance difference, try getting your facts sorted before having a dig about something you clearly know very little

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Lucky_Tampon's Comment

Written on: 10/07/2013

Yes they are restricted but very rarely, 99% of them have been derestricted or were never restricted in the first place from the factory.. I should know I've had 3 aprilia RS125's as well as a Cagiva Mito. Even in restricted form though they will be quicker than a skyjet, yes they may be restricted to the same horsepower but the torque is not thus rendering them quicker difference being also that Italian/Japanese bikes don't fall apart or rust to pieces within the first couple of years of owning them unlike their Chinese counterparts.

So how about YOU try getting your facts sorted!

If Chinese bikes were really as good as some people try to make them out to be then why are they soooo many threads and comments online with nothing but horror stories? They just wouldn't exist if they were actually any good would they?!

And before you say I know very little about this subject I have been riding for over a decade and have probably had more bikes than you've had hot dinners!

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Raedwald's Comment

Written on: 12/07/2013

I have been riding for over 30 years and been a mechanic for many of those so know something of what I am talking about, the mito and rs125 are both 2 stroke engines and so do not really compare, also around 4-5 times the new price, and for any given amount of power chinese/japanese or italian bikes are going to perform pretty much the same, yours were quicker because presumably they had been derestricted to around 30 bhp, not the original 12 they were restricted to making them around the same power as the Chinese bikes, many people are slagging off Chinese bikes that have never even seen one coz their brothers, aunties dog owned one 10 years ago and they heard they were rubbish n fell to bits, sure they are not as good as the Italian stuff but then at quarter the price then......and have you actually looked at a Japanese new 125 recently, they are all made in China pretty much of the same components and in the same factories just different labels and mayber styling, there are at least 4 companies marketing a version of the ybr125, and race replica of a race winning bike ??? its got a similar paint job and styling, that is as close as it gets, and you have never evidently run a small 125 for any lenght of time, particularly a 2 stroke, mito and rs 125 are in need of regular engine rebuilds if they are derestricted and the Italians used to be worse than the chinese as far as electrical problems are concerned, and try doing a google search on the KTM 125 super duke, falls apart quicker than most, not that I am saying chinese are good but they are not as bad as they are made out to be, most problems stem from poor assembly as they are sold by 5 minute wonder dealers after a quick buck, not bothering to grease, check bolts or electrical connections, if the bike is from a decent place doing a correct pdi then most problems are avoidable, and like anything they need servicing but the people buying them rarely keep up with that as they have little money hence the cheap bike in the first place

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Rogerborg's Comment

Written on: 04/01/2014

Professional mechanic, right? Everything that I've come to expect from them.

The RS is restricted to 11kW / 14.6bhp.

This trinket has a pushrod CG125 copy-engine that claims a risible 9.7kW / 13bhp. How on earth it could possibly achieve that from its miserable 7.44:1 compression ratio (a CBR125R claiming the same power has 11:1) is left to the imagination.

Any claims over over 65mph on the flat are also imaginary, no matter how much you mess around with it - you'll just start bouncing the valves or banana a pushrod.

These are nasty, cheap, flimsy little bikes where you're paying for the plastics rather than the mechanicals. I walked away from one today that was in a shocking rotted state at just a few years old, and which ran like a wheezy, lumpy, bouncy, squeaky bag of spanners.

And I'm comparing it to two previous Chinese-made bikes which were actually half decent mechanically (HN125-8 / Lexmoto Vixen and Lifan LF250B). The Skyjet was not.

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Adrinkell's Comment

Written on: 24/01/2020

If you spent the money on a second hand aprilia or a honda cbr I doubt very much that you'd be getting much that would work without tons of maintenance. It would have been thrashed by a string of spotty Herbert's and fall apart faster than an election promise.
The quality of some of these Chinese bikes has improved greatly since the first offerings and the Honda's are made in..., CHINA.
It WON'T be as good as a new Honda or Aprilia but at a third of the price it's up to the punter.
I've been on bikes for over 40 years and ridden all sorts of jap bikes, some italian and BMW. They aren't that bad in comparison. And it it does go wrong it's chaeper and easier to fix than the jap or Italian bikes.

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Jessica1Jake's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

well i hope i don't regret this and am sorry to say that i am going from an aprilia rs125 extrama on a 95 to a sky jet 125 27 and theirs no way a sky jet will keep up with the aprilia as av had 115 mph out of mine but the reliability is rubbish for rebuilds and i was hoping to have 4stroke rely-ability but av got a bad feeling now reading these lol

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Raedwald's Comment

Written on: 06/01/2014

ignore the know nothings, my son runs a Lexmoto xtr125 which is the same bike and has had no problems what so ever with it as the person above you should know lol, same motoor as the lexmoto vixen, his friend has a cbf125 and that is not any better than the xtr and is in fact slower, keep it clean and serviced and all will be fine, people on here complaining have no expwerience for the most part except from hearsay and rumour, the reality is different, and remember you can buy several new xtr for the price of an r125 which is no faster, yeah its more modern n smoother but then when you sell one you loose around 2 grand if lucky, with the chinese bike you will loose maybe 5-700 pounds long as its legal etc

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★★★★★

“Skyjet GY-6 ”

Written on: 25/11/2011

Great little bike, no problems value for money, cant understand bad reviews if you expect yamaha quality then buy a yamaha this is close to it with 3rd of the price tag, and i have researched and found out the skyjet factory make parts for yamaha!! thats why they are so close in style. i think problem is poor maintenance just check all bolts before first use any that keep coming lose use a bit of thread lock job done!! I have had mine and abused it going off road jumping off stuff and it's… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“brilliant bike reliable gets me to and from no probs...”

Written on: 23/04/2011

brilliant bike reliable gets me to and from no probs a lil rattly part from that its class… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Honestly the worst financial mistake of my life, i...”

Written on: 11/12/2009

Honestly the worst financial mistake of my life, i bought this bike as it looks the part and is far cheaper than other 125's i.e cbr 125. The build quality is shocking, its vibrates so much that screws and bolts rattle off, i have had to put new bolts on the exhaust 3 times. The electrics are pathetic and can fault when it rains, my rear light and reg light dont work and has cost me £50 for parts and will have to get the bike stripped down to gain access to wires...nightmare. Honestly just pay… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 06/02/2012

agree completely - it should be illegal to sell these death traps!

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Adrinkell's Comment

Written on: 25/01/2020

History repeating itself, here. In the '60s the first Japanese bikes came over and were declared rubbish by the Brit bike crowd. Didn't take long for the Japanese manufacturers to learn and improve. The generation brought up on British bikes refused to entertain the Japanese. Now the generation that have been brought up on Japanese stuff ridicule the new Chinese bikes. Make no mistake. These are getting better all the time. The newest bikes are far better than the older ones.
And where are Honda cbr125's made? CHINA...

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Lew.jacks2550's Comment

Written on: 01/05/2013

08 plate on a SJ 125 REALLY? The SJ's are 2010 on wards someone's had you mate.

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“I had 4 months of use out of this Skyjet SJ125-S bike....”

Written on: 23/03/2009

I had 4 months of use out of this Skyjet SJ125-S bike. I contacted the people who made the bike but never got a reply. In all it was a expensive bike to own . It cost me £700 deliverd + £300 on parts and labour I managed to get £350 when i sold it 4 months old . In all I recommend not buying a skyjet. It was a good for about 2 weeks then it started to fall apart. First to go was the chain when I was pulling out onto the A4 in wiltshire. I had the bike for 4 months and hears a list of what… Read Full Review

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