I rode a Sinnis Trackstar from 0 to 41,000 mile between June 2012 and June 2015. For an insanely long long term review covering everything about the Sinnis Trackstar, click here. For a more concise review, scroll down.
The Trackstar is a remarkably cute little retro styled 125cc 4 stroke motorbike. Manufactured in China for the Brighton based brand Sinnis, it’s quite cheap. Can be got for £1500 brand new, it’s a small, lightweight bike aimed towards commuters and city folk. Its low power, speed, and maintenance requirements make it ideal for sub 50 mph city use.
The ride is quite pleasant. The riding position is upright, but the bike is incredibly small. If your tall you will be hunched up on this bike. I am 5’10’ish, and the bike has a comfortable enough seating position to not give me back ache after 400 mile in a day. The handling is fun, the bikes very light and small, so the brakes don’t have much to stop, its fun to throw around corners, and its short wheelbase and small turning circle will allow you to make a u-turn in a single car parking space without being a motogymkhana wizzard.
It will not set the world on fire with speed and aggression. With its GN125 based 11bhp motor you may see a 65mph if you sit on a motorway long enough, it will take you some time to get there though. It can vibrate a little above 55mph, but I have had not had sore arms after long journeys on it, and I have done a few now! Also, its not a bike intended to sit on motorways, so if you are regularly going to be sitting at 65mph+, you will probably want a different bike.
It has a front disk brake and rear drum. I see about 5,000 city miles per set of front EBC brakes pads, and 10,000 city miles from the rear pads. It takes 4 stroke 10-40w oil, and is meant to be changed every 2000 km ( 1270 mile ). It can take GN125 oil filters (K&N 131) and TNT air filter cones. All disposable can be bought from WeMoto. Original tyres were not great, but lasted 20,000km, and were replaced with a set of Conti Go’s.
For common issues, I would say check the state of the welds. Mine have not cracked in over 41,000 mile, but they do look messy. I have also been told the electrics can get water on them under the tank and develop issues. Although I have had electrical issues, nothings cost me more than 99p (see the linked too post at top of this page). Parts availability has been good.
I am very happy with my Trackstar. Its lasted ages with minimal maintenance. Any questions, let me know. Also if you really want to buy one, read the 4 mega posts linked too about the Trackstar for very in depth information on it. If you want to see how my Sinnis Trackster experience ended, click here.