What do you think of small capacity Chinese-built motorcycles?

I am looking to buy a small 125cc motorbike for around town. Most seem to be about £2000 up, yet I also see some on the web I think from China for around £700. Do you know if they are any good or is it the old saying: “you only get what you pays for”? Has anyone tested these or can you offer any advice.

Asked on by

I have actually had experience of cheap Chinese 125s in Thailand. My brother and sister-in-law had one. It was okay, but nothing like as robust as a Honda Wave/Innova 125 (many of which are also made in China, but to higher Honda standards). The latest Wave/innova 110/125 with CVT auto works well. More at: www.chinesemotorcycledealers.co.uk/retail.html
Similar questions
I've been riding bikes for about 50 years and have owned most of the well known makes. Currently I have a Harley which is fun. I've done a few trips around Europe on it and previous bikes. However, I'm...
My son has changed the frame on his Suzuki Bandit 600 after he got rear-ended but his VIN doesn't match. He's been issued a new one from the DVLA but my question is where do you get the new VIN number...
I'm looking to spend £3500 - £4500 on a van to transport two motorbikes, as well as the potential to throw the surfboards in and go camping in too. I will be insulating the back post-purchase. I was looking...

Ask Honest John

Value my car