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Review of the SACHS MadAss

This review is going to be a bit than our usual fare. In the place, the Sachs MadAss a scooter. It’s a minimalist as it states in the Sachs marketing Secondly, this review is to include some significant to the bike. Lastly, it will be in a large part, by my nephew

Avery has purchased a Sachs from BlueCat Motors in St. Minnesota with the intention of it a project bike.

We will with a regular review of the 50cc Sachs MadAss. we will look at the modifications to the bike, and then we will the completed, enhanced bike.

Motorcycles was founded in Schweinfurt in 1886, making it the oldest motorcycle company. In the 1960s, added Victoria, Express and DKW to offerings. They supplied to the German Armed Forces in the

In the USA, Sachs is best-know as a of components such as suspension

Why a MadAss?

In Avery’s own words:

It all a couple of years ago when I was full time at a local shop. I was playing a game one of the technicians. The game is well to new friends with a shared I like to call the game at the cool obscure stuff I

This game is usually amongst men, instead of at each other and beating our like a couple of gorillas, we try and one up other with what we In this case it the shared was motorcycles and the obscure knowledge was you could not get in the US. Websites were magazines were referenced and statements were made. Sikora was the technician and the bold was that he would own a Sachs Fast forward to this winter.

Neil ( now part owner of Motors in St. Paul ) calls me and he just took delivery of two ’s one black one yellow. I show up the day, a coin is flipped, got the yellow I got the black.

Why the MadAss? a minute to really look at the I’ll wait.

Efficiency is the of design, everything on the bike for a reason, all of the parts blend with one another, the frame is the fuel tank, the swing arm mounts for passenger pegs, none exists to get in the way of the bike.

In the MadAss ask us, the consumer Why. Why add than the absolute necessity’s. part of the reason companies a bunch of unnecessary stuff on bikes is, most people more and more junk.

The reason is, if you only offer the elements, those elements be flawed. There is no place to imperfection on a bike like the So the next logical question is, the MadAss have any imperfections?

The welds are wonderful, the components then they need to be, the is the reason this is going to be a part review.

A 49cc, air carbureted four-… that can modern EPA restrictions will get me point A to point B however, it is not to satisfy me. If your are reading closely you may see a flaw in my argument for the . You may say ( and rightfully so ) the motor fits the rest of the efficient, minimalist language.

To explain myself I to steal a phrase from a writer Do I contradict myself? well then I contradict I am large, I contain multitudes. ( Whitman )

On to the review of the stock 50cc:

Speedometer Reading/Speed/Fuel

In our other scooter reviews, we a GPS unit for much of our testing. The day we were riding the MadAss, my GPS was acting up. As such, I did the tests the old way with mile markers and a OK, no kidding, it was a little tough to do the accuracy test because it was for me to get the MadAss up to an indicated 30 MPH in time to the first marker on a flat

The MadAss speedometer was pretty indicating just a bit more actual speed. Most we test run about 10% optimistic. The was just under 3% optimistic.

At close, it could well been the lapse time in the test manually.

Speed. um. speed. The stock 50cc is one of the slowest vehicles I have I’m no small chore for any or motorcycle to haul around. At 220 I am too heavy for the listed capacity on a few scooters.

For comparison, I’d say the 50cc has acceleration roughly to a Honda Ruckus or a Kymco 50cc. The MadAss is a four-speed a clutch operated by a lever on the control and conventional ( for a motorcycle ) done by the left foot.

gear just got me into the second gear got me through, gear got me up to the low 20 MPH range, and fourth was good for 32 MPH on a level road ( no headwind ). Going downhill I saw 38 Going up a normal hill on a street, 25 MPH was the best the MadAss manage. It’s SLOW.

It was working pretty darn as the fuel economy only back at 73 MPG.


The MadAss is an elemental small It has a MOSTLY conventional motorcycle The fuel tank is ( technically ) the rider’s legs, but it is an integral of the frame as opposed to an added-on tank. It has a hand-lever operated and a foot-shifted four-speed manual with a chain getting to the rear wheel.

The engine is an air-cooled 49.5cc fed by a carburetor. A hydraulic fork the front suspension while an mono-shock handles the rear. are disk brakes front AND

Sachs MadAss 125

The MadAss rides on a 90/80-16 in the front and a 120/70-16 in the rear. The tank holds 1.3 gallons and the height is 33 inches. The MadAss 187 pounds.

MSRP on the MadAss version is $1,999. It is available in yellow and flat black ( in this review ).

The stacked looks pretty cool and well. The dash is digital and was to read even in sunlight. is a speedometer and trip meter, gauge and indicator lights for the signals, high-beam and neutral.

In to the electric push-button start, is also a kick-starter. There is a seat, with the passenger being slightly higher the rider section. I cannot, in my dreams, imagine carrying a on this bike.

There is no

Riding Impressions

My nephew warned me that the bike be slow before I ever a leg over it. Given my size and the of the engine I wasn’t expecting The MadAss started right up and its entire power band in gear just to get rolling the street. Speed-shift, pop the clutch, it matter — the MadAss is going to putter along at its own The minimalist-looking seat was actually

After riding for about 45 I started to notice that the got a bit warm from the exhaust is directly under it. Not bad mind but one does notice it.

Getting up to ( a little more than 30 MPH ) a bit, and holding speed on a just isn’t going to That little 50cc motor is not going to impress with performance. It is, however, to do just fine at transporting one point to point, reliably, for a period of time.

I would that tough little 50 to do the job ( much ) complaint in nearly any Every other riding of the MadAss is nothing short of The front and rear disk are strong, easy to modulate and up stopping power that is bit as impressive as the engine isn’t. it was difficult to build up enough to push the handling capabilities of the

From my few hours of riding, the felt just fantastic. The is light, solid, and incredibly to handle. No mushy feeling or even with the aforementioned 220 on board.

Fit and Finish

Every component of the MadAss shouts out quality. The integrates the components into an statement of simplicity and efficiency. The workmanship brings the whole to a level that makes the price tag seem cheap. You are a great deal of outstanding for your money.

I could not ANY flaws in the components or assembly.

— Stock 50cc

Despite the outstanding quality of the MadAss 50, I cannot say that I purchase one. I am just to big to be happy getting around that stock 50cc If you are a smaller, lighter person for one of the best examples of pure design available today, and you can be at a maximum of 32 MPH, the MadAss be an excellent choice.

Sachs MadAss 125
Sachs MadAss 125
Sachs MadAss 125
Sachs MadAss 125


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