UM Vegas Review

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UM Vegas

It provides a good bit of fun, has great looks and draws comments wherever I go.

- Rating: 10 / 10
Looks, range, comfort, gearbox, USB port
×Top speed, quite heavy

What Is It?

The UM Vegas is a learner friendly budget cruiser and is powered by a Zongshen four stroke engine design.

Engine: 125 cc Single Cylinder, 12 bhp

Economy: 80 mpg

Range: 320 miles

Seat Height: 750 mm

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What Is It Like?

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My Situation

I am a man in my 50s with a company car, a busy life and therefore my motorcycle is purely for stress relief and fun. I have a full license, having passed my test this year to avoid multiple CBT days, but prefer 125s as they are relatively inexpensive and fast enough to enjoy the numerous A roads where I live in the Chilterns.

With that said, I like something comfortable to ride. A bit different looks-wise and big enough to carry my 6 foot frame with ease.

Why The UM Vegas Sport?

I previously had a starter Lexmoto ZSX-F which I switched to the UM Scrambler S. The difference was surprising, with its water cooled engine and good power range, it was a fantastic bike; very nippy and fun to ride.

My main reason for switching to the Vegas, was that I had seen the other UM Renegades – Classic , Sport etc and thought they were very nice looking, but then saw the Vegas and fell in love at first site!

It comes down to personal preference, but I love the retro American style and big bike look and feel when you sit on it.

There were no reviews that I could find, so I relied on talking to UM owners online and got an overall great impression from Vegas owners. So I switched a month ago and so far am loving it!

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First Impressions

On delivery, I loved the sound and feel. The controls are simple and I find the USB port on the speedo very useful.

It rides beautifully and has easily the smoothest gearbox that I have ever experienced. I enjoy the upright riding position and could ride for hours without discomfort. Overall the riding experience is of easy freedom.

Being a 125 it gets comfortably to 60 mph and will then creep up to 70 mph over a stretch. Incidentally the UM website shows 55 mph top speed, which although it's a cruiser and speed is therefore not the main consideration, is misleading and I’m sure would put off some people. 

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To Sum Up

So far I am loving the UM Renegade Vegas. I am up to around 1,000 miles and it runs very well over long or short distances, I will review again when a few months have gone past.

But so far I have no regrets and love the bike. I expect to keep it for a good while as it provides a good bit of fun, has great looks and draws comments wherever I go.

- Bruce G, 2019

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2019
£2,400
£1,950
£1,700
2,100

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The Second Opinion

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I love it, it’s comfortable, nice to ride and it looks great with its retro looks. I highly recommend this bike A+++++

- Alan J, 2019

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