TGB Bullet 125 – Motorcycle news, reviews & riding tips —

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Sachs Bee 125
Sachs Bee 125

TGB Bullet 125


• Difficult starts

• Firm braking

• Stiff front suspension

Australian scooter sales on the up and up and the number of two-wheeled offerings on the enough to boggle the mind, it to reason that newcomers are to get their product on the market And for consumers, in the most part, a good thing.

What is a confusing, however, is that the quantities of unknown – and untested – brands hitting local often arrive with question marks on their stats: quality, reliability and

Sure, competitive pricing is one but how do these newcomers stack up on roads. To answer the question, we one such number for a rap — the TGB Bullet 125 .

TGB, or Taiwan Golden has been building Vespas license in Taiwan since and began manufacturing its own scooters, heavily on a Piaggio design, 1978. Today, the firm scooters, motorcycles, ATVs and for local consumption and export the globe, the brand even four scooter models Under (101S, Hawk, and Delivery).

The sporty looking 125 is a bargain basement offering looks the goods and offers a level of up-to-date equipment sees it compete fairly with similarly priced

Branded as a ‘limited edition’, the TGB is available in both 50cc and formats, the latter featuring manufacturer-acclaimed highlights as chunky wheels, front and rear brakes, an integrated rear lamp, electronic instrumentation, aluminium floor boards, (and kick) start, a bag hook, plus a lockable seat storage compartment, big enough for stowing your

The format is pretty simple. The layout and operation is as easy as the proverbial bike. All switchgear is and easily reached, especially the indicator switch which is not easy to operate in thick gloves, but provides clear and right signal lamps on the instead of the usual one-for-both There is also an easy-off cancel button.

Unlike two wheelers, the headlamp on the Bullet is not and must be operated manually, but switch off with the ignition you forget.

Instrumentation is electronic, and simple in though for the life of me I don’t see the of an (analogue) rev counter on an automatic The dash comprises LCD readouts for trip, speed and fuel separate lamps for headlights, beam and turn signals.

The throttle operates a fully continuously variable transmission, Bullet a great little for beginner riders. Power is but enthusiastic, the 124cc single-cylinder (not 125cc as the name suggest) capable of hitting a top of 93km/h. Fuel consumption is our official combined figure week just 2.72lt/100km.

The is generally compliant, and through the suspension handling is especially But in achieving such a fun ride, the forks are a little stiff, some jarring through the noticeable on larger bumps or heavy braking.

This brings us to the next brakes.

Although the front and brakes are hydraulically assisted – operating a single calliper on arrangement – the level of assistance through the levers is negligible, strong hands are required for more than a leisurely It’s not a huge issue in the of things, but may catch out riders new to two When summoned, the Bullet pull-up pretty quickly.

Sachs Bee 125
Sachs Bee 125

is well padded and comfortably enough space for two passengers is — should you not be in too much of a Mirrors are easily adjusted but not so conveniently that you can readily past your elbows best make a head when nipping through

If we had to be picky, the Bullet is a little off the mark and quite noisy up to speed — almost for its apiarist nomenclature sounding two bees fighting in a vacuum bag. We also found the to be unreliable (best use the centrestand), and zippy little engine can be a to start on cold winter

But if you can live with all that, the scooter is a fun and agile little that looks fantastic and see you cover 250km for less $10.

And keep an eye out for a Bikesales Network on the 125’s bigger brother, the 150.


Type: Air-cooled, four-…,

Capacity: 124cc

Bore x 52.4mm x 57.8mm

Compression 9.2:1

Sachs Bee 125
Sachs Bee 125

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