Lexmoto Michigan 125 Bike Overview
Lexmoto hit the mark with this 125cc friendly machine, the Lexmoto Michigan 125 oozes style as well as great performance; this makes it a great first learner friendly bike.
Starting price for a brand new machine are around £1,599.99, which comes fully equipped with a four-stroke, single cylinder engine as well as LED headlights and LED indications. The cruiser style with low slung seat, footboards and highbars. Lexmoto Michigan 125 gives something a bit different to your typical 125cc machine.
The great thing about the 125cc Lexmoto models is they’ve got great fuel consumption averaging over 80mpg and with top speeds hitting 70mph – not bad for a smaller bike.
It’s the perfect machine for a learner licence without having to break the budget! All Lexmoto machines are imported from China, registered on the DVLA and insurance databases. This mean you can pick your brand new Lexmoto Michigan 125 without any extra paperwork needed.
This model has now been upgraded to the Lexmoto Michigan 125 EFI.
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Lexmoto Michigan 125 Bike Spec
- Top Speed70mph
- Average Fuel Consumption80+mpg
- Seat Height680mm
- EngineFour stroke, single cylinder
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When you park up, walk away and turn to look back at it you know you bought the right bike. When other people do the same it seconds your choice every time.
I would want the rear number plate repositioned so that it is possible to put a rack and top box on the bike.
Being of a more rotund stature I found the adding of a gel seat improved the comfort significantly. I'm looking forward to a lot of longer journeys this summer now that the virus situation is looking a lot better
Build quality is excellent, from the same Zong Shen factory that assembles a number of other brands including BMW and Harley Davidson bikes. One year old, two services, and not a single thing has needed attention or replacement in that time apart from a very minor paint chip on the rear mudguard at the time of delivery. Lexmoto agreed immediately to replace the part under warranty.
The CBS (combined)system stops the bike well with very good front/rear balance. No excess pull is required and urban riding will need no more than single finger use on the front once you have got to know the bike.
The Michigan is a very tolerant bike, very smooth through the gears and with ample low down torque for a small engine. It is a very light bike at just under 150Kg and will inspire confidence for new riders or those returning to two wheels after a long break.
The 125 engine is restricted by regulations, but is more than adequate to reach adequate cruising speed and with very frugal fuel consumption. I estimate well in excess of 100 MPG
Including fuel and servicing I estimate the average weekly cost of owning this bike, and doing around 3,000 miles a year will be less than £10 a week. Half of that being the cost of road tax and insurance.
Best: Stylish, comfortable
Very comfortable for rider and pillion. 125 Cc engine so not suitable for high speeds.
Back breaks locks up.
Very smooth, low centre of gravity.
Medium power. 1st gear is not very powerful.
Cheap on fuel
No problems, not broken down yet
Dual breaking is great
Smooth and quite ride
Fantastic performance, smooth gear change
Cheap cheap cheap
Ease of use
Handlebar locking position
The seat is very comfortable with no protruding edge at the back that can be annoying as you sit down. The shape of the seat is also perfect. It doesn't dip too much but just enough so I don't move around too easily if I hit a bump. Pillions probably need a back rest to make it a bit more comfortable. The rider footrests are a good size and foldable, while the pillow has smaller foldable footrests. I've sat on it for hours with no back issues so it's more comfortable than a regular chair.
No issues other than the battery but that's not a build issue. Everything else seems sturdy. Some bits are made of a softer metal than I would have liked or plastic but that's my personal design choice.
The rear break is very soft, good for slowing down gently. The front break makes up for it by being very hard which is great for sudden or emergency stops.
Corners are a bit of an issue since the handlebars dont lock very far but it handles perfectly well aside from that. It's a good weight and height. The suspension has surprised me over some nasty bumps I didn't look out for, making it a much smoother ride than expected.
As a first bike it's great. It hold steady and doesn't go too fast but fast enough to keep up with traffic on any road a learner can go on. I would not buy it to ride on the motorway.
Super cheap to run. Just about £10 for a full tank and easily does about 150 miles on it.
I love the style and the colour scheme of the bike. It jumps out from a row of others it is parked with. Even in this short time I've had other riders on much bigger, more expensive bike, coming over to admire and ask about it. They are surprised at the quality and the price of this. I am not over keen on the handlebars though, I think it is a step too far to have such large bars on a smaller bike such as this. It gives a little too much impression of trying to be something it isn't. And at 830 mm width they are much more than necessary. Changing the bars is going to be one of my first mods. One major downside is the lack of scope for adding luggage. There is not an option of a rack for the Michigan from the manufacturer, which means having to find a specialist rack maker (that is in progress) so I can fit a top box.
Options for different height seat, for taller riders it may not be comfortable for medium to long trips. With having a 30 inch inseam that won't affect me though.
This is a bike more for a lighter person than me, who swerves past bathroom scales on a daily basis. So saying that the seat is a little lacking in the padding department is pretty much unfair to it.
Chinese bikes are rubbish is the usual cry from most people. Well I must say they are wrong on this. The build quality far exceeds what you may expect. Made in the Zong Shen factory, which also makes bikes for Harley Davidson and for BMW, I have yet to find much that is likely to have a short life. The welding on the frame and swing arm is every bit as good as on my 14 yr old Honda scooter, and the finish (powder coating) is excellent. The paintwork on the mudguards and the tank can't be faulted either.
Brakes are linked as EU regulations demand, they are more than adequate.
The Michigan is a very light bike and gives no problem for even the smallest and lightest of riders. With the low centre of gravity I am finding it marvelously flickable and even with only a low number of miles ridden I am thoroughly enjoying it's agility.
It is what it is, I've no doubt the engine has a lot more power than Euro 4 restriction allow it. It's a long stroke engine with ample low end torque. I can't offer any review of top end speed yet with still being in the running in stage. It will be more than fast enough for me though - if I wanted more I would have opted for a bigger engined bike.
Road fund licence is £19 per year and I am paying £60 a year for a two bike policy. Both bikes are 125cc and insured fully comprehensive. Fuel consumption given by the manufacturer is 173 mpg. I have done 300 km on my first full tank of 13.5 litres and expect at least another 100 to 200 km before I visit a petrol station. With a brand new, tight engine I don't expect to get to the stated figure, but whatever it is it will increase as the bike beds in.