At least once a fortnight I see a couple of guys riding smart looking but small capacity 125 supermoto styled bikes on the A11 through Stratford around 8am. Bumped into them today at the petrol station on Clapham Road. Both bikes were de-stickered and I'd always wondered what they were... one was a Lexmoto LSM125 (approaching 35k miles) and the other was a Sinnis Apache (approaching 50k miles!). Both lads were Polish and commute from Basilson to Clapham Junction most days of the week.
Who says Chinese built bikes can't hack it!
Over 28 million produced last year versus half a mill from the Jap manufacturers. Chinese bikes outsold Triumphs in the UK 2 to 1.
Anyone else got one of the better Chinese brands (Lexmoto, Pulse, Sinnis (ok they're based in Brighton but made in China)) and managed to clock up the miles reliably? Would seriously consider getting one myself as a winter runner given that the Polish lad's bikes looked pretty mint considering the use they were putting them to.