As I heard chinese bikes have bad reputation, poor quality, doesn't last long... Has anyone got one of those? What's your opinion? Apparently it's 2014 version.. Prices are around £2300-2500. Is it really worth buying?
WK SP125N worth buying as a first 125?
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of them in our work carpark and 2 have been through 2 winters now and look fine , they are big bikes for a 125 , i know 2 of the owners who say they are great bikes , 2.5k? but is this cheap for a 125
much cheaper that other japanese bikes (you would pay over 3 or 4 grand for a new japanese one), but it's the quality only that I'm worried about, plus it doesn't have as much power as honda cbr125 or ktm duke125 and only 5 gear transmission As I know they first came on late 2013, so it's just one winter mate Unless you are talking about WK SP125 which is a bit older I guess. And yes it looks bigger than 125 which is why it looks so attractive " />
has anyone else seen those bikes on roads? Any owners?
I'm about to purchase the same bike within the next week or so. Once i have ridden it for a few days i will do my best to let you know if it handles well or not and worth buying. I have only just last year got back into bikes after a very long time off them, ( 2nd mad childhood i guess ). Initially i got back on a scooter a wk 125sc 6 months ago which i have had no probs with at all so i am hoping that the WK SP125N is just a good and as reliable. I'm on a limited budget so the likes of Honda etc are out of my price range plus i've never been keen on buying a second-hand motorbike.
Got the bike today and had a quick ride out. Handling seems pretty good, speed of 70mph is good enough for me. Only things i would have a gripe about are not been used to a digital read out for mph, fuel etc. 2nd found that if you don't allow the bike to get to 50mph in fourth gear before changing into fifth you wont go much faster than that. All in all not a bad bike but i would say for the money its not a bad lower end price option for those on a low budget like me.
Based in Barton-Upon-Humber. Enough said! I have a Lexmoto and I would NEVER buy a chinese import again.
Never had a lexmotto so can't comment on those. Though the dealer did say i would be better off with a wk than a lexmotto. Guess its all down to personal preference and size of budget. If i had the cash i would have gone for a honda cbr125 or similar.
Ah he would say that lol. An XTRS is £1200 brand new, he wanted you to buy the WK for that extra comission!
Hi ....I have just bought a wk sp125n
when it was delivered I was told it is the first one registered in the uk
the man that delivered it said to me that it is 100 times better than the old model....
ive had it for a couple of days now
use it for communiting to and from work
it came with 3 miles on the clock
like the street fighter riding stants
feels very comfortable
the wider wheels feels better on the road
more grip than other skinnier wheeled 125cc bikes
bit sluggish but im running it in
im sure it will be fine once ive done the 500 miles ruuning in stage
I like it very much
more updates to follow...
wk sp125n...model 125ss....year 2014
Hi again have had my wk 125n for about a week now...
is running in quite nicely ....
It getting more responsive day by day...
did a 85 miles run the other day ...
it run like a dream..
little bit hard work for the bike going up steep hills but the more I use it ...
the better it gets.....
but it made it....lol
its getting better every time I ride it....
great bike wk !(//www.motorcyclenews
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Currently considering a new WK 125 sport as like the looks and am happier buying new rather than second hand.Any opinions on reliability?
Bought one last month
i was same as you i had a TMCE 125 which was a piece of sh*t, so i was nervous on buying another Chinese bike but after endless searching i found a lot of positive notes on WK.
I got my WK SP125N last month and not going to lie had a problem straight away where it wouldn't start but due to 2years parts and labor warranty you get the garage i got it from picked it up fixed it and dropped it off the same day so was no drama for me really.
After this bad point its been flawless considering its brand new and is replica of the Honda CBR 125 and its a easy £1000 cheaper i am very happy this it.
Only this i can say is the gears are a bit odd as 1,2,3 are great but that 4th is sluggish and i struggle to get into 5th as its not needed I think id have to go down one big ass hill lol.
But ye all round mint bike and no issues other than the one mentioned.
1000 miles in and serviced at that. The problems have now started. Have had a new ignition put in as that was on its way out because had to jiggle the key to get the dash to light up so I could start the bike. Valves had been adjusted and new spark plug, oil change etc as per service all seemed ok. Next day went to start the bike up, started fine with a bit of choke then I turned the choke off as usual. Bike then started splutter a bit and eventually cut out when idling. Bike idles at about 2000rpm. Restarted the bike no choke and it did the same again. Took it back to the dealer for him to look at said it just needs a slight adjustment so left the bike with him. Went back hour later said it was running ok now. I started the bike up and left it running and low and behold it cut out again in front of him. As I need the bike I could not leave it again so having to keep the bike at 3000rpm when at traffic lights etc just so it doesn't cut out on me. I'm guessing this is down to air/fuel mixture on the carb, or at least I hope it is. The bike has always ridden real well but the little niggles that are starting to appear are a real pain.
The bike is now back will the dealer who is going to flush/jet the carb etc. Hopefully that will be problem solved.
Bike still touchy but ticks over now. Only problem is that when braking if leave it slightly late the engine can every now and then cut out once I've stopped say at some traffic lights if I don't rev the bike a touch. Still a smooth ride though.
Has any one noticed gas leak? any probs with carbs and stuff? Heard that wk bikes non compatible with uk petrol.
Here's something copied from post on youtube about these wk bikes:
First sign of the leak was fuel gauge been strange. Empty full n jumping between. Then stops working. The connection were the fuel gauge is fitted rotted. Then the fuel lines were there fitted they rotted about 3-4 holes in 6 months all coz your not allowed to use ethanol but all UK petrol has ethanol in it. No warning stickers no advisory even dealers tell u to use unleaded. VOSA have my bike now so once its been investigated should be a product recall. Been offered a refund if I keep my mouth shut lol how about I don't and keep others safe....... PS WKBikes knew about the fault and still imported and sold the bikes with the help of CFMoto. Google CFMoto petrol tank recall...... Good luck PEPs and ride safe.
As Roboslayer is discovering, Chinese bikes are crap, they're better than they were but they are still crap.
Take your money and spend it on a lightly used CBF / CBR or anything else Japanese.
Most bike shops refuse to service chinese bikes, every bolt shears, every screw rounds, the electrics are rubbish.
I'm tired of warning people about this, they are cheap because they are crap. That's how it works folks! You haven't discovered a secret cheap way to own a decent bike, things sell for what they are worth!