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“2013 cygnus 125”

★★★★☆

written by oldmanonaped on 22/02/2024

This is a fantastic little scoot. Bought mine on 36000 miles and it runs exactly as I would expect it to brand new. It is not at the cutting edge of power. 10.7 hp but you have air cooled simplicity and its good for 60mph without feeling to fidgity which is more than enough for the teenagers that will be charging round in it. Great fun in town feels assured and willing. Very reliable. Ensure your main stand is lubricated or it sticks. Check oil level regularly and change as per service schedule and it will last well. The black plastics are understated and it strikes the right balance between modern and tried and tested.

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“Great Little Bike”

★★★★★

written by carloslouis on 02/04/2021

Owner of 2007 CygnusX 125 bike, now 2021 @ 27.000 Km. Full Option Windscreen high, topbox Givi Large, Apron and Heater for handlebar. Wintertires fitted, used all year incl wet / cold weather Having owned the Cygnus NXC ( old type carburator ) before I can say I have years experience in driving and maintaining both types. Cygnus X has a Minarelli Aircooled Fuelinjected engine, which is very dependable and with 4 valves powerfull enough to drive a single person up to 100-105 Km/H or 80-85 with two and a lot of wind.... Great points are: -Very good,sturdy (Yamaha) build quality -Very, very dependable (when well maintained) -Fuelinjection type perfect start/running -Good brakes and handling,reasonable lighting front. -Good weather protection especially with apron, muffs and handlebar heater ;}. -Good storage under seat and two open storage in front -Good available / cheap spares and maintenance -Highway capable without passenger / overtaking -Long distances no problem without passenger @100 Km/h -Maintenance is easy and cheap -Good Milage ( 3l/100km or 35/L approx -Good meters basic info and lighting instrument -Kickstarter usefull whem battery down Less great thing: -Frequent oil change 3000Km (easy,any recommended oil) -Valve clearance out valves (2) not easy to reach, every 6000 Km check. -Main stand prone to seize without regular attention -No standard usb on 2007 model -Rear tire replacement takes time but easy. -Relative small bike for 1.85 person -Needs large topbox to fit XL system helmet -Fueltank effective radius with some spare around 200-250 is average for type -Front wintertires (size) difficult to purchase, alternative rear size fits but alters driving behaviour,works but use at your own risk! -Cramped with passenger, but possible for short trips, not advisable freeways. solution For daily trips up to 20-30Km, in all weather no fuss hop on perfect commuter,easy economical.Occassional freeway acceptable, is still only a 125!

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“Beware Steering Head Bearings”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Snowfl248 on 19/02/2018

Only 17000 and Yamaha Sygnus requires steering head bearings. Quoted 4 hours labour at Accrington Yamaha dealer £50 per hour total £260. So beware if your mileage is same. Stay clear. On the whole, Yamaha Dealerships are not value for money.

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“yamaha cygnus x”

★★★★★

written by Finnko221 on 02/02/2017

Bought this scooter because with today,s traffic it seemed like a great option to being stuck in a car going nowhere. This is the first time for years I,v been happy on the road. Traffic doesn,t exist whilst on this machine. Its very nimble and easy to ride, does about 65mph and runs on small amounts of petrol. Comfortable riding position, very good brakes with a very stylish look. Gets up to speed in no time and has been totally reliable in the four years I have owned her. Hard to fault really. All in all just about the best purchase I have made.

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“More good than bad!”

★★★★☆

written by Scootertits on 26/10/2014

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.

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“Beauty and the Beast!”

★★★★☆

written by Dawson286 on 30/05/2014

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 the scooter. I would have liked to know that it's starting speed is a little slower than some of it's competitors. Getting a good boost of speed in the beginning is nice when living in Taiwan as that means that you don't have to sit behind grandma. So far, I feel that this, along with the small cargo area under the seat are the only draw backs. If you are looking for a quality, quiet and dependable ride, I highly recommend this bike.

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“what a great buy!”

★★★★★

written by otBruce428 on 12/05/2014

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 running around it can't be beaten. comfortable, handles well, plenty of storage under the seat, weather protection, ease of use, running costs, parking are all bonuses. it gets off the line plenty quick enough and leaves most traffic behind, great for filtering and gets through places and gaps that bigger bikes can't. i can't believe how much i enjoy riding it and keep finding excuses to go for a ride. it takes a few miles to get into a different mindset if your used to a bigger/quicker bike but once you do, it's always a pleasure. i can't recommend one highly enough and now look at scooters in a different way. they are definately the way forward and the ultimate commuter weapon. no more changing gear and farting around with a clutch lever for me. another bonus is the low centre of gravity, you can filter in traffic and hardly ever have to put a foot down as it balances so well you can hold it at a standstill longer than you'd think possible. go and try one, you'll be surprised.

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“Super Scoot!”

★★★★★

written by BOF1 on 11/03/2014

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!) even after 9 years. I'm missing her already...

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“Little dependable friend”

★★★★☆

written by carloscuny on 06/05/2013

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 improve things. Motor is good, fast acceleration but top is 95 then stops.... Fuel ecomomy is aroud 1l/35Km not exceptional, poor tank only 7 liters damn! But dependability is great only changed oil once and a new reartire. Nothing else... Just driving. Great in citytrafic, fast outruns almost anything. Small size puts me always upfront... Maybe I should do some servicing like valve adjust and carb :) For the price 500 euro and around 14000Km Great Great scoot. Yamaha knows how to make'm

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Carloscuny's Response to carloscuny's Review

Written on: 28/04/2018

Just have the latest type called CygnusX with fuel injection and digital meters with tripmeter, clock and oilchange indicator.
The old, 2013 review still holds.
It still does around 100-105 KPH and 3L/100, not exceptional just good for a 4 valve aircooled engine.
Headlight is very good extremely well with special motorcycle lamp from Osram or Philips
It is my second Cygnus since 2013 and used many other types like Honda Visions 110 , Kymco 125 and 200, UH 200 Suzuki Burgman etc.
The Yam is a topquality product for 24/7 EVERY DAY all seasons basic transport. It holds itself on the highway , I rode long trips without any problem.
It is my primary form of peronal transport in city and rural area with weekend trips over the highway 100-400Km.
Range is at 250Km, acceptable, always have small can with 1litre for emergency1

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“Wonderful Scooter”

★★★★★

written by Henderg on 22/09/2012

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 8ins and not too long in the leg, might not be so comfortable if you are 6ft. Only work done to it has been routine services and new tyres, plus a new battery under gaurantee when it was 6 months old. Can thoroughly recommend as a good buy, and cheap to run/insure/tax.

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“Feels restricted”

★★★★☆

written by Drewzie on 18/05/2012

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?

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Scooter-125's Response to Drewzie's Review

Written on: 09/05/2015

Could be stuck and not changing up a gear or could be that the tuning out.

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“absolute Beaut!!!”

★★★★★

written by 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 the placement of the dipstick as now with the new exhaust its now more or less inaccessible, would be nice to see yamaha put more parts out for it in the event of an accident, (only had 2) even though they are tough as i couldnt find any outside of the japenese aftermarket sales sites, in comparison to my old Speedfight 2 its a tough lil cookie and maintenance wise ive only had a flat battery once which was my own fault. Yamaha Cygnus FTW

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“Amazing Bike.”

★★★★☆

written by 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 perfect commuter, and then some! Would reccomend, but wouldn't spend £2,600 for a brand new one - would reccomend going second hand for a fully function Cygnus, I paid £600 and I'm very satisfied! Great bike, great quality and great fun. P.s - to those who complain about the rough idling upon cold starting - just raise the idle up and it will fire first time and not stall at all - only tamper with the idle screw (located on top of the carb), leave the mixture alone if it hasn't been modified from factory settings!

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

★★☆☆☆

written by 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".

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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 by eduardorebelo on 08/05/2011

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 handle bars will touch your knees! so if you r tall make sure you ride one first before buying.
9 out 10 is my score.
Ed

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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 by 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 nippy in the London traffic and pulls away as quick as some big bikes. The fuel is so cheap but did expect 100mpg but its more like 80mpg. I can travel at 60 miles per hour and keeps the speed up even up a hill. Slight bit of juddering and quickly slowing down and going between traffic not sure why. May try anouther weigth of transmission variator roller. What else, great headlight, storage under seat. Bit bumpy and shakes around a bit at speed. All in all though great for the money.

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

★★★★☆

written by dan2dons on 14/04/2011

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 it does this!!

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

★★★★☆

written by 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 about 10 seconds, so now and then, you need to give a little gas to keep it running.
I'm looking to buy a new scooter now and it might very well be a new cygnus x again or maybe a heavier 125cc scootermodel.

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

★★★★☆

written by 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 by 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.

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Asked by Andy2016 on 12th June 2016 Report this content
Will a 10 plate Yamaha Cygnus injection model engine fit in 06 plate carb model?

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Asked by Clairenandy on 20th March 2016 Report this content
Got a Yamaha Cygnus 125. Starts off electric start but seems too be jamming on the kick start. Can anyone help please?

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Asked by ajk1090 on 4th September 2015 Report this content
After replacing rollers air filter and spark plug the bike has no power in acceleration. It will not go over 30 kmh especially on a hill. What could be the problem? It has the mechanic baffled?

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Asked by bumble1988 on 23rd July 2014 Report this content
I have the above Yamaha Cygnus NXC 125 (08 plate), I have full battery, but no power to start. Is this something to do with the coil? Or could it be something else? I have no spark from the spark plug to the coil, and it also does not start using the kick start. Please help.

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Asked by yorko on 3rd July 2014 Report this content
My Yamaha Cygnus X is slow. It never was before. Can anyone tell me why?

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Asked by malcolm224 on 31st May 2014 Report this content
Does the Cygnus have a steering lock?

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Report this content Henderg Written on: 02/06/2014
Yes it does. The steering locks over to the left when the key is turned opposite way to turning the ignition on.
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