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Sinnis Launches 7-Year Warranty

Chinese-made 125s used to be a byword for cheap, low quality bikes with a limited life. Not any more, according to Sinnis UK, which has just launched a seven-year warranty covering all of its Euro 5 spec motorcycles and scooters.

It’s a bold move by Brighton-based Sinnis, which also puts it ahead of market leader Lexmoto – the Exeter-based importer offers a two-year parts and labour warranty. Even more remarkable is that there’s no mileage limit on the Sinnis deal, so if you’re about to head off on a round the world trip by small bike or scooter, a Sinnis might a good choice. The company claims that the seven-year deal is an industry-first for the UK motorcycle trade.

“We want to provide our customers with the best possible experience on the road,” said Drew Irvine, Brand Manager, “and the 7-year warranty is a major step forward. With this new warranty, riders can explore the world with confidence.”

As you’d expect, there are some limitations. Labour costs are covered for the first year only, and breakdown cover also just covers the first 12 months on the road – the other six years covers parts costs only, and obviously don’t include wear items. Bikes must be serviced according to the recommended schedule, but this doesn’t need to be at a Sinnis dealer – that looks like genuine game changer for extended warranties, which normally tie the buyer into franchise servicing.

Jim Freeman, Chair of the BMF, said: “I think that’s astonishing, especially the servicing requirements, we’ll have to see how it works out in practice. There are a lot of big name brands that should be taking note. ”

Written by Peter Henshaw

Top image courtesy of Sinnis