2010 Sachs MadAss 125 Scooter Review — Riding Impressions and Photos of…

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Sachs MadAss 125
Sachs MadAss 125

An intriguing mold breaker the U.S. market

When’s the time you lusted over a My moment came when I eyes on the Sachs MadAss 125, is priced at $2,699 (and for a 50cc version.)

The Sachs was designed in Germany and built in But I’ll be perfectly honest: I discovered the made-in-China connection, a past experience dampened my despite the fact that has been in business over 100 Regardless, I decided to give the a chance by arranging a test through my local distributor, Big Ass in Northridge.

Swing a Leg Over: for a Scooter, but Roomier Than Think

It’s easy to get with the MadAss 125; the key into the left side of the assembly. the carbureted single-cylinder engine fires up immediately, and a of the clutch lever and a click into first gear the bike going— hey, a second, this thing’s got a gearbox? Though that might alienate many scooter fans, it does appeal for a whole different of riders, a point which (and should) actually to the MadAss’s benefit.

To straddle a MadAss 125, got to climb aboard a saddle 33.7 inches tall. quite high off the ground, for a scooter. But the upsides of the tall are comfortable ergonomics that are chair-like. and more leg extension you’ll encounter on almost any especially those within the genre.

Look closely and you might some sloppy welds and a of cheap looking details the plastic switchgear. But there are a few unusual elements like the instrumentation and stainless steel exhaust .

On the Road: Uh, Oh Followed by a Then a Weeee!

Photo © S.

I embarked on my test ride a bit of (aforementioned) skepticism, so it was a big bummer 10 minutes into the ride—the sputtered and the bike slowed to a eventually coming to a complete After sending out a distress to the dealership (one of several why I always carry a cell when I ride!), an employee out and inspected the bike. His diagnosis? I was out of Whew!

After a flip of the petcock, I had 20 miles worth of fuel from the reserve tank. And no official fuel economy has been released, numbers 80 mpg and 90 mpg are being reported for the MadAss.

a quick refuel. the MadAss to be a pleasure to ride through the reaches of the San Fernando Valley. it doesn’t produce outrageous the engine is strong enough for stoplight scenarios, and I’m there are numerous aftermarket tweaks available, including a kit.

At full throttle in gear, I achieved an indicated 55 mph on ground, and around 59 mph on downhill Handling feels nimble, the relaxed leg position puts the somewhat close to pavement hard leans, necessitating an foot posture to ensure no toe-to-asphalt contact in turns. are powerful, and the presence of a rear is a welcome departure from the brakes found on a majority of in the same class.

Sachs MadAss 125

Shift action is a bit notchy, but I there’s room for loosening up a few more miles have logged.

Incidentally, my test had more oil added to the fork and a suspension softened up during prep, and though the ride felt a touch busy, the responsiveness was a far preferable alternative to the issues that have reported in other road

The Bottom Line: A Bona Outsider Bargain That a Chance

At the end of the day, is the $2,699 MadAss 125 worth your dough? For the sake of comparison, Zuma 125 will run you $3,190; 108cc Elite is priced at and Vespa’s S 150 takes a $4,199 out of your savings account. that many scooters major brands like and Vespa are manufactured in emerging like China and Thailand, the Sachs MadAss 125 against the big doesn’t seem like an outrageous notion after and in fact, choosing this scooter just might be a way to break from the crowd.

Though my time in the saddle of the MadAss was limited, I felt the revealed as much about my notions about Chinese-built as it did the MadAss’s positive attributes— if they’re as yet unproven stateside.

I hope this unusual earns itself a slice of the market and develops a positive for reliability, if only to offer a and functional alternative to the usual suspects.

Photo © Basem

Sachs MadAss 125

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