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Old 05-21-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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ace 125 cafe racer

http://www.skyteammotorcycles.com/mo...-range/ace125/


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ACE-125cc...1665c4e&_uhb=1

been seeing these online for a bit and they are tempting, has anybody had much to do with them?

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Old 05-22-2013, 05:06 AM   #2
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Cycletorque did a review a few months back.

Check them out at cycletorque.com.au the should still be a video of the test.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:21 AM   #3
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Cycletorque did a review a few months back.

Check them out at cycletorque.com.au the should still be a video of the test.
ah here we go

http://www.cycletorque.com.au/skyteam-ace-125-2013/
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:34 AM   #4
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well i can get one delivered to my door in a box for 1700 bucks

http://ikonikmoto.com.au/demo/index....products_id=90

thats cheap as chips
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
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Here's mine!
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Had it for 6 months now. Have upgraded the standard rear shocks and fitted a sports exhaust and rejetted the carb, so in theory should be kicking out a proper 11HP!! (Wow!)

Also changed the handlebars to clip ons - Certainly looks better and feels far racier! Quality is good - all things considered and really pleased with it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:44 AM   #6
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what speed do you see
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:26 AM   #7
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Hi Storm shadow,

I measured it courtesy of my sat nav - (The std speedo is somewhat optimistic!) Best speed - Downhill with the wind behind me was 74mph, but realistically will hold a steady 65mph on the flat. It feels quick enough and quite adequate for me. Talking to the UK importer (Motorsport in Yeovil) they say that there is a choice of rear spocket to make it longer geared, but I don't want to compromise the acceleration.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:30 AM   #8
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thats quicker than i thought, that's our highway speeds here in aus
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:53 AM   #9
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That's a pretty sharp looking little bike.

Are they available stateside? Not that I have any real "use" for such a thing, but as a cool looking little "toy"....

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Where is the motor made? China?

As long as it didn't fall apart it might be a good deal.
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Where is the motor made? China?

As long as it didn't fall apart it might be a good deal.
Yeah, China. Not fond of Chinese bikes actually. Too many questions about metallurgy of critical components, like cranks, rods, bearings and such. Questionable durability and quality in general, as well as parts support today, let alone down the road. A lot of Chinese products are built at factories making all sorts of different things for various import/export companies around the world. A lot of it is based on relatively short production runs to meet a minimum. Then once that cycle is done, that could be the end of production and/or parts. And then there's the suppliers as well. How long will they be around to supply parts even if they did purchase enough spares to last? Of course it's likely that it shares a common engine with other things so that may not be an issue. IDK.

Too many unkowns and I don't like to gamble with my money. Then again, if nothing else it would make for a nice "model" to hang from the garage ceiling...

Nice looking little bike though, and something not really available from the more established manufacturers.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #12
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in a loncin 125cc motor common to all those chineese shitty pit bikes, which is a copy of a honda motor similar to the ct110 from what ive read
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in a loncin 125cc motor common to all those chineese shitty pit bikes, which is a copy of a honda motor similar to the ct110 from what ive read

May be a common Chinese engine, but it's different from the pit bike ones that have a more horizontal cylinder arrangement. I'd say it was built by the same factories though. And speaking of that, while most are copies of Honda mills, there is a wide variety in quality among the various Chinese factories producing them. Some are pretty good, and others are pretty bad... I guess you do your research, roll your dice and take your chances when dealing with any bike made in China. Never been a gambling man myself...
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Never been a gambling man myself...
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Too many good products out there to take the risk.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #15
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realistically this is a toy bike, its not intended to do anything but look pretty, it wont be anywhere near as good as anything jap made, except to look like a 50cc honda dream race bike
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