2008 Daymak 150cc Scooter Review

by Geene
(Toronto, Canada)

In relation to the Daymak scooter, I feel that its value is a 10 out of 10, performance is 9 out of 10, looks 9 out of 10, quality 5 out of 10, and service 7 out of 10. I have had this scooter for 1 year now, 6,000 miles on the clock.

I drive it every day, winter including. Once the salters melted the snow and the road is ice free, I am again on the road. Ride, acceleration, dual disk breaks response - awesome.

It was in service 8 times so far, all of it due to the poor welding joints. (mirrors, stand, helmet carrier). If they improve the quality, they will take everyone out of business!


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Jun 04, 2013
Poor NEW
by: DAK

first 500K muffler collapsed.
nothing but electrical problems
body falling apart
seat deterioted
very poorlt made
switched to a Yamaha 250 scoot

Jul 24, 2012
For Mechanically inclined person NEW
by: Anonymous

I bought my first Daymak Saigon 150 in 2008, since them I have changed the engine oil three times, the gear oil once, added a bicycle speedometer and bought a buzzer from radio shack and wired it up to my turn signals,the buzzer sounds in sync with the indicators so I don't forget to switch them off after making a turn.
Apart from doing the above, I think it's a good scooter for the price. I now have 3000kls on it, and ride it mainly in town.

Sep 09, 2011
Daymak - Lifan Scooter
by: Anonymous

The Daymak SAIGON 150cc scooter is their own branding of the Lifan 150 (GT I believe). The Lifan 150 is Chinese direct copy of the VENTO Phantom scooter originally made in Italy, with Vento now being out of business.

When I first saw the Saigon, I was pretty impressed. Decent weight, looked decently made. Took delivery, and within 1km of driving the mirrors were flopping in the wind. (And this was brand new, delivered by Daymak to me.) Took it to the store, they replaced both mirrors. By the end of the week, right mirror was flapping in the wind again. So, while taking it to the dealer, it began stalling. The girl at the service desk said I had to make an appointment to get it fixed - and I almost demanded my money back, this thing is a week old and 2nd repair of the same problem. They replaced the mirror and the spark plug. By the end of the 2nd week, no power and had to start by the kickstarter. They replaced the battery.

Long story short, I'm on my 6th battery, 5 right mirrors, 4 left mirrors, the front nose cone has been replaced and 2 weeks later its mounting points are breaking again, stalls in the rain, had the steering assembly adjusted 4x because it shifted as you braked, lights and signals are unreliable. You have to say the right words to make a service appointment (or they just say either we don't make service appointments or tell you it will be 6 weeks before they can look at it), you have to pay upfront when booking a service appointment (%50.00) making a simple oil change a $65.00 venture.

I like to look of the Saigon/Lifan 150, the engine is pretty good (had it up to 110km/hr), the seat is fairly comfortable, the brakes are quite decent. But the reliability is TERRIBLE. So bad is this scooter, Daymak is no longer carrying this model (even though it is still in production).

As cool as it looks, a definite do not buy!

Apr 25, 2011
trouble running
by: Anonymous

i just got this daymak 150cc, it did not have a mantance book with, so that is my problem, a second one is it cuts out between 30-40, then start going again, i have been reading other comments they are having simler problems, i thank-you

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