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MP3 player on small motorcycle

Lexmoto Venom 125 with MP3 player
Lexmoto Venom 125 with MP3 player

Many big touring motorcycles have audio systems, but now a Chinese manufacturer has added an MP3 player and speakers to a 125cc commuter bike.

The Chinese Lexmoto Venom 125 is the first small-capacity bike we’ve heard of with a built-in audio system.

We’ve never been big fans of audio systems on bikes because at more than 60km/h you can’t hear them and that’s on a faired bike.

This is a naked bike where the wind noise would surely cancel out any music.

Better to just wear headphones or a speaker headset.Lexmoto Venom 125 with MP3 player

But if you just want some music for your commute, the Lexmoto could be the start of a new trend in onboard music players.

It has an MP3 player and speakers which plays much from a USB or MicroSD card via a control panel on top of the fuel tank which can be used with gloved hands.

In these days of Bluetooth it would have made more sense to use that wireless format.

Lexmoto Venom 125 with MP3 player
Lexmoto Venom 125 MP3 controls

There are only three buttons to press which turn it on and start the music. The speakers are hidden behind plastic panels on the sides of the fuel tank, so the music is aimed straight a the rider.

The Lexmoto Venom 125 is powered by a four-stroke 125cc single-cylinder engine with only 8.5kW of power and a top speed of 105km/h.

It is made by the Chinese company Senke Motor, a brand name owned by Heshan Guoji Nanlian Motorcycle Industry Co.,Ltd., which in turn is part of China Machines and Equipments Group Corporation Ltd. from Guangdong, China.

It is rebranded in Europe as Lexmoto and sells for £1350 ($A2600).

Lexmoto Venom 125 with MP3 player
Lexmoto Venom 125 with MP3 player
  1. A number of Chinese brand motorcycles are fitted factory standard with audio equipment, and has been the case for many years. CFMoto’s CF250T-VIP Fashion scooter (identical to a Honda Helix) had a MP3/audio tape deck with surround sound via quad speakers – I bought an export model CF250T pre-ordered through my local Suzuki/CFMoto dealer back in 2007. Deposit was paid and the bike arrived a week later direct from the factory. The only difference between the same model that the dealer had on the show room floor and the export model I bought, was the quality of the materials and components used. Same as most manufacturing taking place in the middle kingdo0m today.
    Several other model CFMoto’s (V3, and V5 as well as the Jetmax (CF250T-6A), also come fitted factory standard with MP3/FM players and speakers. There are several other brands that also have audio equipment fitted ex-factory.
    Shiny side up,

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