Sinnis GPX125 adds cut-price offering to small sportsbike market

The Sinnis GPX125 is added to the firm's range to give it a foothold in the competitive learner legal small sportsbike market

Sinnis GPX125

Entry-level British firm Sinnis has unveiled its first sportsbike - the Sinnis GPX125 - as a cut-price alternative to the competitive sporting 125cc arena.

While the dream when taking your motorcycle test might be a top line Honda CBR1000RR-R or Kawasaki ZX-10R, for those just starting out the first steps into motorcycle ownership will likely come in the 125cc bracket, with many younger learners gravitating to the more dynamic sportsbike market.

As such, it has become one of the UK’s most competitive marketplaces with models as diverse as the ‘shrunken 1000cc-looking’ Yamaha R125 and Suzuki GSX-R125 vying for custom alongside a growing selection of cheaper alternatives, such as the Lexmoto LXR and CFMoto SR.

Sinnis, however, is new to the class having moved to bolster its range of A1 licence offerings, which come in diverse options as the cruiser Outlaw and the off-road capable Terrain.

While perhaps a touch generic from some angles, the Sinnis GPX125 offers some smart features, such as its wraparound LED headlights, digital instrument panel with racing-style speedometer.

Under the skin things are a touch more modest with the GPX125 kicking out 13hp at 9,500rpm from its liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, while maximum torque of 10.67Nm can be had at 7,500rpm.

British conceived but manufactured in China to lower costs, at £3,299, the Sinnis GPX125 comes in a fair amount cheaper than the class-leading Yamaha R125 (£4,990), but is a slight pricier than the equivalent Lexmoto LXR SE 125 (£2,999.99) and isn’t much cheaper than the more powerful CFMoto 300SR (£3,899).