Motor Torque Sachs Madass 125

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Sachs Madass 125

Eleven of fun: The Sachs MadAss 125 is entertaining in the right circumstances.

I have a cut on my arm, and I smell lemons. Here-s why: scared myself witless last month-s road of the awesome Aprilia RSV4R, I I-d opt for something a little milder month. Something practical. economical.

Something, dare I sensible.

I think I chose the bike.

The Sachs MadAss 125 for all the world like an overgrown BMX a motor in it. It weighs 100kg of fuel, and its tiny 124cc, engine makes a whopping 11 only slightly less my wife-s hairdryer.

It-s a cross between a scooter and a BMX what finer tonic there be to soothe a fella-s after the raging excesses of a Italian super bike?

The is, where your sportsbikes are to come alive at the racetrack and in the the MadAss lives and breathes for one only: to pack as many as possible into sub-60km/h work.

Now, I-ve always a little excitable behind the — and I-m also a firm that the amount of fun you have on a is directly proportional to the amount of you spend with the throttle on the stop. With the MadAss, is no getting-to-know-you period. Within a block I found myself like a fool, throttle wide open, lining up a bump to see if I could achieve air

Perhaps it harks back to my days of motorcycling, riding scooters in outback Thailand the turn of the millennium, but there-s about tiny bikes gets my juices squirting. I it-s the complete lack of or respect they engender. astride a 30-grand, 200-horsepower bike, I-m very aware any mistake could end up being painful. Sitting on a MadAss, I like a 10-year-old at the skate lining up the half-pipe on my BMX.

What-s the worst that happen?

The motor is a little but the gearing is low, so you can take off a little bit of poke. It-s to beat most cars from the lights, especially accompanied by a bit of Flintstones-style footwork.

And it-s rolling, the little tyke displays exactly the of handling you-d expect it turns on a dime, making 90-degree intersection an opportunity to out the pegs with the throttle open. The suspension gets a sloppy if you pitch it into above 60km/h, but that adds to the fun. And it steers so that a grid full of cars starts looking much like an obstacle


The brakes are surprisingly too — perhaps slightly too given that there-s no tank to wrap your around. The MadAss stores its (all five litres of it) in its frame, so when you hit the front hard, there-s nothing to against except the handlebars. I-m you can get in excess of 150km a tank if you it like a normal person.

Niggles? I have started to every electrical component on the with deep suspicion. The light indicator is not only it seems to be deliberately misleading me which would be fine if it connected to the sidestand cutoff

The speedometer over-reads drastically, to convince me it-s doing 10km/h more than it is. And the headlight is absolute pants. I I-d get better illumination if I strapped a to the forks.

The starter motor totally reliable, though not that I ever use it. Because the has a kick starter. This is after all, you are riding is in effect a 125cc scooter, leaves you open to all sorts of and jibes from people who pin self-esteem on their engine

Sachs MadAss 125

I found the raw, nasty of the MadAss were enough to most of these types, but in the case that somebody their mouth, a hefty to start the thing shut up quick-smart. The only thing masculine than a kick folks, would be a god-damned

Of course, when you-re on a scooter, at least you have to put your shopping on the way home. The has no storage. None. Not a dry spot the seat to stick a mobile

So it-s your call dignity or practicality.

Part of my process is seeing how bikes situations outside their brief — so I rode the from Mulgrave to Tullamarine at on the freeway into a vicious This experience was deeply not At times the little bike only manage an indicated (more like 70 in truth) as semi-trailers blasted past me.

On the other hand, I got a tailwind me on the way down off the Bolte Bridge, woke up all 11 of my horsepowers and rocketed me to my high score on the speedo of chin on the handlebars and giggling an …. The bike sounded and as if it was about to rattle itself to Do not buy this bike if your commute involves freeways.

Do buy it if regular commute involves roundabouts, heavy traffic things that can be used as ramps. It-s true just about any motorbike can do of what the MadAss can do — just that few bikes beg for the way this one does.

Which me back to where we started: a cut on my arm and smelling of lemons. Extricating from the well-watered lemon in my mum-s back yard. I-d ridden the MadAss in the front out the back door, and been wheelstands down the five-metre of grass we used to play cricket on.

And I-d wheelied it straight into the tree, giggling like a

Try that on your 1000cc

Note: Loz bought this for himself, and would not generally press-test bikes into trees without prior consent.

Sachs MadAss 125
Sachs MadAss 125

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