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    Default 2010 Sachs MadAss

    Found these at my local dealer. Sat on one... WOW. Only 200#. Would be great in a urban environment. I just want to go have fun on it. I could lift the rear of the bike with one hand.
    $3045 OTD in Michigan


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    The MadAss 125 is a 124cc bike weighing just 209 lbs with a special frame design that allows shocks from the rear wheel to be sent up to the front suspension, giving the rider a smoother ride. The fuel is carried inside the frame, so no bulky gas tank. Other than that you get twin 55 watts headlights, dual disc brakes, low profile tubeless tires on 16" alloy rims and 43 mm front forks. The Madass 125 shares the minimalist philosophy of its smaller sibling. Fuel is carried in the frame, so a bulky fuel tank is not required and the twin seat sits on a single tube running from the bike's spine, so no rear sub frame is required. The result is an incredibly light machine.
    As you would expect from Sachs, there is no compromise when it comes to quality components. Reliable stopping power is delivered by a 260mm front hydraulic disc brake, backed up by a 215mm hydraulic unit at the rear. The beefy rear mono-shock absorber has hydraulic damping and adjustable pre-load, so suspension can be tailored to suit the rider. The twin stacked headlights provide plenty of illumination as well as giving the front end an aggressive 'streetfghter' appearance. Power is provided by a reliable 4-stroke engine, which can be started at the push of a button. A cool oval silencer, fitted with a catalytic converter, takes care of emissions.
    No fuel gage, no center stand, no storage compartments, racks or windshield, it’s “motorcycle” distilled to its purest form. Propelled by a 119.7cc, 4-stroke, 4 speed engine the MadAss is capable of reaching 56 mph right out of the box. A bone-stock MadAss is definitely no speed demon, but I found the riding performance to be fine for navigating the cityscape. I’ve been told that a handful of inexpensive bolt-on upgrades could push the upper limit to 75 mph without cracking the engine case.



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    Last edited by Gas Man; 12-07-2009 at 11:15 PM.
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    Yeah, that would be a great commuter. But for the price I'd rather get a Ninja 250 I think.

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    I saw those. Reminiscent of the old Honda Trail 70's and such, but with 2009 technology. What I don't understand is why HD dealers are hawking them. They didn't want Buells in their showrooms, but this is ok?


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    I don't think all HDs are selling them. Just Biker Bobs. What I have been told is that some of the managers thought they would be cool.
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    That make sense.


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    You can buy a really nice low mileage scooter like a Honda Reflex or a Yamaha Morphous for that price . In a high speed heavy traffic area like we live in , if you can't get up to 60mph rather quickly , you are going to have some one up your ass in short order . Any thing below 250cc is not going to get it . The smaller cc scooters are OK in a small town or a college campus but not here . Even if the scooter will do 60mph top speed it's no good , because that scooter won't do 60mph if the wind is in your face .

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    Yeah... well I have never rode anything like that... so it would be funny!
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