Sinnis Trackstar

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.

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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 ยฃ1500 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.



10 thoughts on “Sinnis Trackstar

  1. bert aggett

    hi to you sable,
    have read your comments with interest,i carry a 125cc scooter on the rear of my motorhome,and bin thinking about having a change,
    the sinnis range is very interesting,and due to the fact that the trackstar is the lightest,i have been giving this model some thought.
    but i am 5..11 tall and weigh 14.. 50 stone,but my other half is a little darling 5..i ,and 9stone, the seat looks a bit thin,or is it my imagation,is it comfortable,in other words.
    mind you i have only covered 4000 miles in the last 10 years on my little adly 125cc.

    if you got time to put an answer together,i would apprecxiate it very much.yours truly.

    1. sable Post author

      Im about 11 stone and 5’9 tall and have covered 500 mile in a day without to much of a numb bum. It is ridiculously small so I would say its ideal for what your after. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Richard


    Is there a fuel gauge or low fuel light on the Trackstar, and if not how do you avoid running out of fuel? I have a rather short memory and tend to overlook things like this unless prompted (by a fuel gauge!)

    Best wishes

    1. sable Post author

      Hello Richard. It has a trip counter and reserve tank. Trip counter you can reset on fill ups to 0, gets about 300km before it hits reserve. Then when you hit reserve turn the reserve tank on and you have another 50km minimum before you run out of petrol. I have never run out fuel a D very rarely need reserve. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. old jim

    I have owned a trackstar since 2012 bought it new on the road for ยฃ12oo.00 .It was to replace my CB500 which I found it was getting a bit of a problem for me to man handle. I have done several long trips on mine ,the longest was to CLERMONT -FERRAND in mid France a 1500 mile round trip.The only real changes I made to the bike was a fly screen and a soft saddle from a old Suzuki GN 125. I am 5ft 10in and 18 stone it carried me all my camping gear at a steady 55 mph all day long[Had some funny looks from other bikers a fat old guy 800 miles from home on a cheap Chinese 125 motorbike] and they were long days the fuel consumption dropped to about 70 mpg and by the time I got back to SCUNTHORPE I needed a new back tyre . The bike never missed a beat ,it could get a little breathless on hills .I bought a performance coil this year from e bay for ยฃ15.00 does not go any faster but it is so much better on . GENERALLY A GOOD BIKE.. VERY PLEASED WITH IT AS A BIT OF FUN ON SUNNY DAYS WITH VERY LOW RUNNING COST, a must as I am on a pension

    1. sable Post author

      Oooooh I know your bike! Has the wide screen on? Thanks for stopping by my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ cheap and easy to work made my Trackstar worth it on the long trips ๐Ÿ™‚ though motorways were agonizingly dull! Heh

  4. old jim

    Carried a brew kit in my tank bag and tried to stop every 90 mins prevents my legs going numb. Scunthorpe to Dover is always the worst bit.The French motorways were pretty good but on my way back one time I got lost and ended up going through the middle of Paris that was a buttock clenching experience that I do not wish to repeat. To break the monotony I do a lot of old man shouting at other drivers from inside my full face helmet. Worst bits are when your pants slide back crushing all that in there path and there is no were to pull over that can make your eyes water.. On my bucket list is to ride my bike over the bridge in the clouds then to Montpellier empty my bladder in the Med then ride back via Lyon and head to Zeebrugge and ferry to Hull then home should take a about a week and a strong pair of cycle pants plus plenty of deodorant.

    1. sable Post author

      Man you sound like you have had some epic adventures on your bike! Do you have a flickr, blog or anything else online about your bike?

  5. old jim

    No I sent a couple of logs to the SINNIS face book site .they showed the 1st one but the next year on my trip to mid France I lost my pictures so that never made it to there face book page as i had no proof ,to be honest I dont blame them. In my view long trips are no fun if the weather is against you. Now I have a tow dolly on the rear of my car that I drop the front wheel of the bike in then strap it down .then of I go..Takes all the motorway plod away and can take loads of camping gear plus wet and dry weather gear and my banjo. Used this year in the UK for a few days it worked out well. On 1 day it rained so much I left the bike at the tent had a day at Whitby Folk Fest used the car . Having a change to dry clean clothes was great [I,m such a wimp but a dry wimp]

    1. sable Post author

      Shame about the photos! Get a flickr or blog or something for your future pics! Not many people actually do interesting things with bikes, would be great to read and follow your adventures ๐Ÿ™‚


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