About a year ago I was looking for my first bike and after reading the MCN reviews I went hunting for a Sinnis Apache. I found a dealer a few miles away and after a quick chat with the dealer and after seeing if it fitted I bought myself a shiny, new, orange Sinnis Apache 125cc.
At first I was overly cautious because of the high seating position, something which should be noted before buying, but soon enough I was relaxed and confident with the bike. I found the Apache very easy to control, even for a novice rider like me and I was able to ride through towns, along country lanes and down dual carriageways knowing that the bike wouldn’t give me any nasty surprises unless I rode like a complete muppet.
In the following months I had enough confidence in my riding and with the bike to start doing group rideouts of between 150 – 200 miles riding along the Welsh coast and through the Brecon Beacons (a good test for any bike). In all those miles the bike never let me down and to this day I have not had any problem. I may not have been able to keep up with the larger capacity bikes as the top speed is about 65mph, it will do 70mph but that depends on the weight and size of the rider and gradient of the road but I gave it my best and so did my Apache and we soon caught up at the petrol stations as the economy of the Apache allowed me to zoom past without needing a fill up.
The bright orange certainly gets you noticed. Many a time whilst i’m stopped at traffic lights I get quizzed about the Apache, “What bike’s that?”, “How much did it cost?”, “Where do they sell them?”. It also helps get you seen by other road users which is an absolute godsend and a vital safety feature. Along the fork plastics my Apache has the words “Make Me Smile” and it certainly has done. It does everything I ask of it, it goes, it stops and it steers with ease and predictability that will inspire confidence in riders new and old. The best £1800 (approx) I ever spent.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Waiting for the rest of the group to catch up.[/caption]
Very well written review, really highlights how sinnis bikes can suprise you with how well they run for the money; which I suppose is why we all love them! Will have to bug steve to write a review of one of his sinnis’s too
hey everyone, i have recently purchased a new sinnis apache 2014. i am wanting to make a few upgrades to it and need some guidance. looking for handgaurds, smaller sprocket and perhaps a front screen. any advise appreciated on where to purchase etc. thanks
All I’ll say gordo is be careful with ebay, you cant really trust these random guys on the internet when you don’t know wha tt he part actaully looks like before you buy,
You should try to go down to your local parts place, at least then you have a bricks and mortar place you can look at all the parts and speak to real guys
This one’s FAO Shonie, we’ve just made this review into a “featured post” and it’s now the first thing people see when they visit our homepage. Well done for writing this awesome review again
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