FAQs & GLOSSARY

At Sinnis we would like everyone to have as much knowledge a possible before committing to their next purchase or indeed getting on two wheels and hitting the road. Here are some common terms used on this website and answers to some frequently asked questions.

FAQs

Why do the prices say +OTR?

+ OTR means 'Plus on the road cost'. This means that some of the prices may vary between dealers across the network. For example typical +OTR cost would include Registration, Tax for the first year, PDI and Number plate and as a general rule of thumb this is an additional £100 added to the cost listed on our website. However, this can change with each dealer depending on their own specific deals at the time. We allow the dealer to adjust their own On the Road cost to suit their own dealership therefore, if you are in doubt then please contact the Sinnis Dealership in question for the specific and final price.

When do I have to MOT and tax my scooter or bike?

When you purchase you new Sinnis motorcycle or scooter, it will be initially PDI’d and registered – this means you have 3 years before you need to MOT the bike again. Your motorcycle or scooter will also be taxed by the dealership (as part of registration) for 1 year. The annual tax for a 50cc or 125cc is currently (as of February 2020) £17 for the year.

Where are Sinnis Motorcycles and Scooters Manufactured?

Sinnis are based in the UK (Brighton) with a large dealer network of over 120 dealers, including Malta, Portugal and Slovakia etc. We have excellent links with a small number of factories producing bikes for us in the far-east. These bikes and scooters are made to our specification then bought to the UK where they are hand finished, PDI’d and registered for use on the road. We ONLY work with our partner factories so we have superb R&D (research & development) and continuous improvement systems in place. Our partner factories also produce bikes for Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, Piaggio and Peugeot. At Sinnis Quality is our core value.

Do you offer finance?

As our dealers are all independent, each dealer will offer their own finance packages. Many dealers offer Finance with major finance companies such as Black Horse, Superbike Loans, MotoNovo Finance, Close Motor Finance and others make sure that you can be offered different, tailored finance which is suitable to your personal needs and circumstances.

How do I maintain my scooter or motorcycle correctly?

For general maintenance queries, contact your dealer or feel free to get in touch with Sinnis Parts on 01273 020 965.

Do I need a special licence to ride a Sinnis moped, scooter or motorcycle?

Follow this link to find out more about licensing on our 'CBT and Licences' page.

Also check out www.videobiker.co.uk and click on the Resources/CBT link at the top of the page, for a much more in depth look at your CBT structure and rider tips.

I need to order Sinnis parts – how do I do this?

See Motorcycle Parts Warehouse to order Sinnis (amongst other) Motorcycle parts.

How often do I have to service my Sinnis Motorcycle or Scooter?

The service schedule for all Sinnis Motorcycles and Scooters is as follows:

  • 1000kms or 4 Months (whichever comes first)
  • 2000kms lubrication service only (oil and filter + inspection)
  • 4000kms or 12 months (whichever comes first)
  • 6000kms or 16 months (whichever comes first)
  • 8000kms or 20 months (whichever comes first)
  • 10000kms or 24 months (whichever comes first)
  • 12000kms or 28 months (whichever comes first)
  • 14000kms or 32 months (whichever comes first)

+ OTR means ‘Plus on the road cost’. This means that some of the prices may vary between dealers across the network. For example typical +OTR cost would include Registration, Tax for the first year, PDI and Number plate and as a general rule of thumb this is an additional £100 added to the cost listed on our website. However, this can change with each dealer depending on their own specific deals at the time. We allow the dealer to adjust their own On the Road cost to suit their own dealership therefore, if you are in doubt then please contact the Sinnis Dealership in question for the specific and final price.

When you purchase you new Sinnis motorcycle or scooter, it will be initially PDI’d and registered – this means you have 3 years before you need to re-MOT the bike again. Your motorcycle or scooter will also be taxed by the dealership (as part of registration) for 1 year. The annual tax for a 50cc or 125cc is currently (as of February 2018) £17 for the year.

Sinnis are based in the UK (Brighton) with a large dealer network of over 120 dealers, including Malta, Portugal and Slovakia etc. We have excellent links with a small number of factories producing bikes for us in the far-east. These bikes and scooters are made to our specification then bought to the UK where they are hand finished, PDI’d and registered for use on the road. We ONLY work with our partner factories so we have superb R&D (research & development) and continuous improvement systems in place. Our partner factories also produce bikes for Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, Piaggio and Peugeot. At Sinnis Quality is our core value.

As our dealers are all independent, each dealer will offer their own finance packages. Many dealers offer Finance with major finance companies such as Black Horse, Superbike Loans, MotoNovo Finance, Close Motor Finance and others make sure that you can be offered different, tailored finance which is suitable to your personal needs and circumstances.

For general maintenance queries, contact your dealer or feel free to get in touch with Sinnis Parts on 01273 020 965.

Follow this link to find out more about licensing on our ‘CBT and Licences’ page.

Also check out www.videobiker.co.uk and click on the Resources/CBT link at the top of the page, for a much more in depth look at your CBT structure and rider tips.

See Motorcycle Parts Warehouse to order Sinnis (amongst other) Motorcycle parts.

The service schedule for all Sinnis Motorcycles and Scooters is as follows:

  • 1000kms or 4 Months (whichever comes first)
  • 2000kms lubrication service only (oil and filter + inspection)
  • 4000kms or 12 months (whichever comes first)
  • 6000kms or 16 months (whichever comes first)
  • 8000kms or 20 months (whichever comes first)
  • 10000kms or 24 months (whichever comes first)
  • 12000kms or 28 months (whichever comes first)
  • 14000kms or 32 months (whichever comes first)

Glossary of Terms

Compulsory Basic Training

Electronic Fuel Injection

Combined braking system. The front brake is combined with the rear to ease braking force over the entire wheelbase of the vehicle

Fuel Injection

Engine Control Unit (Engine management)

Anti-Lock braking System. When the brake is applied harshly, a vehicle with ABS will prevent the tyres from locking up and skidding

Direct Access Scheme. A DAS test must be taken when riding over 125cc to ride larger capacity machines

All the gear, all the time. This term is used by riders who wear all of the protective equipment even if only riding a short journey. Safety is king

Mechanical or “non-digital”

Cubic centimetres. 1000cc  = 1 litre

A switch (normally located on the right handlebar mount) that when clicked, cuts all power to the electrics/engine.

Dual overhead Camshaft

Duel overhead valves

A motorcycle designed for on and off road use, however the focus is the road

An off road motorcycle used from trials or completion

Port in the carburettor which fuel flows through

Needle that controls fuel flow though the jet port

Ignition system (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)

(Carb) Mixes air and fuel together for combustion

Constant Variable Transmission is a scooter transmission (generally). Using a belt to control one continuous gear.

High revving engine that only has two movements in the piston cycle (high pollution)

(Most modern engines) Lower revving and four movements in the piston cycle