I rode a Sinnis Trackstar from 0 to 67,500 km between June 2012 and June 2015. Enjoying my time so much with it, after its eventual demise, I bought a Sinnis Retrostar.

Information on both bikes can be found below :

Sinnis Retrostar Long Term Review – Updated monthly for its first year.

Sinnis Retrostar Flickr Gallery – For images following the life of a Sinnis Retrostar

Blog Posts Tagged Sinnis RetrostarAll the fluff I have ever written or posted about the Retrostar

Sinnis Trackstar Concise Review – The Short n Curly edition

Sinnis Trackstar Long Term Review – 4 Really big posts made about 21k that were mostly relevant right to the end

Blog Posts Tagged Sinnis Trackstar – All the fluff I have ever written or posted about the Trackstar

15 thoughts on “Sinnis

  1. Lukasz


    Thanks for Sinnis Trackstar rewiev, i just bought one for my self 😉
    Can you tell me where did you find back rack?

    1. sable Post author

      For the trackstar my dealer Black Dogs in Staines ordered it for me. You can get then direct from Sinnis and I once heard GN125 racks fitted the trackstar, not sure which model and that was 4-5 years ago though.

  2. George

    Enjoyed reading the latest reviews, but the way the relationship went downhill rapidly at the end was intriguing.
    Were you dissapointed all along but trying to look on the brightside, or did something more catastrophic happen that we havent divulged?
    Nice looking bike, and I personally would still be interested, warts and all.

    1. sable Post author

      Hi george

      Nothing catastrophic went wrong and it didn’t really go down hill rapidly. It was a going down hill from the start when I was given a bike that was not PDI’d. I am quite intolerant when it comes to repeated mistakes and every single time I dealt with them it there was a mistake.

      I do try to look on the bright side, and at time of writing I said the bike was good, it was the staff that were hopeless. Since writing that the bike has had a few expensive issues and now I say the bike is not so good and there is no bright side heh.


  3. Jimmy

    Hi Sabbles,

    Nice blog on your Retrostar. I am strongly considering getting one. Left a bit stumped by your last entry.

    What was your overall opinion on the bike? Would you recommend getting one?


    1. sable Post author

      Hey there, bikes are OK, deffo consider a Herald Classic. My Trackstar lasted longer before problems started to happen, and expect the exhaust to snap its inner pipe on a semi regular basis. £150 – £200 for a new exhaust, or go get a third party fancy race system if ones available.

      Since last post my starter motor has failed, speedo cables snapped and I have killed many exhausts.

      The main problem however with Sinnis is the Brighton staff. They are hopeless! Cost you time and money getting public transport waiting for parts, or labour costs such as the sprocket incident with me. The dealers were nice about it, but they could have charged me an extra hours labour for having the rear wheel off a secound time.


      Herald are slow with parts, BUT, they get it right first time every time so its still quicker.

  4. Tim

    Hi Sable,
    Considering getting a Sinnis track star as a first bike. I’ve looked at the forums and they all say the same “2nd hand Jap”. Any thoughts?

    1. sable Post author

      To be honest, a secound hand Japanese bike is often pushed as a CG or CBF. Most CGs are old and ragged, and the CBFs are dire rust buckets. The Yamaha YBRs would last and hold value.

      With Sinnis, the bike should be OK, it will depreciate, and the service from Sinnis direct will be incompetent. They can cost you days off work waiting for parts and sending parts back because they are wrong or broken. If you go with Sinnis, find an alternative source for parts.

      For extended details on Sinnis parts team, read the Retrostar review linked to on this sites Sinnis page.


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