Overview of Chinese 125cc Scooters
In recent days, the competition over pricing for 250cc scooters in the Chinese market has intensified. As winter approaches, compared to standard motorcycles, scooters offer enhanced convenience and cold-weather resilience. This has spurred various brands to engage in price wars in an effort to capture a larger share of the scooter market.
The domestic battleground for scooter dominance continues unabated, and turning our gaze to international markets, let’s consider the Italian market, which performed exceptionally well from January to September this year. In the ranking of the top 20 motorcycle models by registration volume from January to October, seven were 125cc scooters, with the top-selling model being a 125cc scooter: the HONDA SH125 from Italy, with 10,879 units sold.
In the realm of Chinese fuel-powered vehicle exports, the 125 series has consistently led in export volume. Within this segment, scooters hold a significant portion. Let’s start our year-end product roundup with the hot-selling 125cc export scooter models from China.
When discussing scooter models, DAYANG is a name that cannot be overlooked. Although DAYANG pioneered the underbone motorcycle, its scooter series has also been a bestseller, especially popular among international customers. We recommend three DAYANG 125cc displacement scooters: the VRS125 (DY125T-20), VPS125 (DY125T-21), and VRF125 (DY125T-39).
The VRS125 and VPS125 share similar, sharp styling with distinct body lines and a sporty look. Both models come in standard and upgraded versions with ABS and TCS, catering to different customer needs. The VRS125 is equipped with a Vi-core 2.0 engine, reaching top speeds of 92 km/h, while the VPS125 boasts a Vi-core 3.0 engine, capable of 105 km/h. For those who favor sporty scooters with a need for speed, the VPS125 is an excellent choice.
The VRF125, on the other hand, is a vintage scooter with sleek lines and elegant design, boasting a maximum power of 12.1kW at 8500 rpm, maximum torque of 14.6N.m at 6500 rpm, and a top speed of 115 km/h, making it a scooter that combines aesthetics with performance.
When it comes to Chinese scooters, Taizhou is the place to watch, and within Taizhou, ZNEN stands out. As a company primarily targeting the European and American markets, ZNEN has always prioritized quality since its inception. Its scooter models cover various displacements: 50cc, 125cc, 150cc, 175cc, 250cc, and 300cc, with nearly 20 models in the 125cc displacement category. This time, we are highlighting their popular model Coral (ZN125T-71) and the latest sporty ADV scooter, the P45.
The Coral has a stylish, individualistic appearance with a strong European flair. In terms of power, it offers a maximum of 7.2kW, torque of 8.8N.m, and a top speed of 90 km/h. This model is a flat scooter, making it more practical for daily commuting. The P45 is a versatile ADV model suitable for both urban commuting and off-road adventures. It delivers a maximum power of 10.5kW, torque of 13.5N.m, and a top speed of 80 km/h. With a large 10.1L fuel tank and a ground clearance of 163mm, it boasts excellent endurance and road adaptability, making impromptu outdoor trips after work a reality.
WANGYE is one of Taizhou’s premier scooter manufacturers, having produced several classic scooter models such as the EIVISSA, VETERANO, and F1. With over 20 export models in the 125cc scooter category, this time, we will primarily introduce two WANGYE models: the classic European-style vintage scooter EIVISSA and the new model PLATYPUS.
The EIVISSA is available in 50cc, 125cc, and 150cc versions. The 125cc version boasts a maximum power of 5.6kW and a top speed of 80km/h, with a net weight of 115kg. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to its elegant and stylish vintage design, coupled with a stable and mature performance.
The PLATYPUS is a new model from WANGYE. It offers a maximum power of 6.8kW, a torque of 9.2N.m, and can reach speeds of up to 95km/h. In terms of design, it features a unique, avant-garde headlight, a vintage and comfortable leather seat, and an amusing platypus decal, making it highly recognizable.
As a leading brand in Chinese motorcycles, QJMOTOR boasts a rich product line, covering street bikes (SRK series), sport bikes (SRK RR series), rally bikes (SRT series), cruisers (SRV series), and vintage bikes (SRC series). Although scooters are not QJMOTOR’s primary product, it still offers noteworthy models, such as the 125cc LTR125 (QJ125T-27E) and the new CX125 (125T-2M) unveiled at the 2023 EICMA.
The LTR125 features a single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, with a maximum power of 10.8kW at 8750rpm, torque of 12.0N.m at 8250RPM, a curb weight of 118kg, and a 6L fuel tank. It is a stylish and smooth vintage flat scooter.
The CX125, introduced at the 2023 EICMA, shares engine specifications with the LTR125 but has a completely different appearance. It mirrors the design of the larger displacement scooter, the FORT350, from QJMOTOR, making it a sporty and comfortable sport ADV scooter model.
As HAOJIN Motor’s premium sub-brand, LETBE has launched many new models since its debut at this year’s Spring Trade Fair. Among them is the Neon125 (LB125T-8). Unlike previous HAOJIN models, this LETBE scooter features more advanced technology, including keyless ignition, low noise, GPS positioning, and other vehicle networking systems. Paired with its availability in up to seven colors, the Neon125 offers a unique experience.
There is an immense variety of 125cc scooters manufactured in China, and we have only highlighted a few representative models. Which one captures your interest? We look forward to your insightful comments.
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