Four-day sale for Sachs MadAss

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A four-speed gearbox, liquid cooling, styling so bizarre that it's grotesquely appealing - and all for $2,189.
A four-speed gearbox, 125 cc, styling so bizarre that it's grotesquely appealing - and all for $2,189.

Is it a motorcycle? Is it a scooter? It’s hard to say, but we do know this: for the next four days, the Sachs MadAss 125 is 40 per cent off.

Of course, there’s a catch – you have to be signed up with coupon website Groupon.com to take advantage of the offer. But, consider this: Your coupon gives you a $2,189 sticker price on the 125cc Sachs MadAss. That’s $1,310 less than retail and shipping is included (an additional $150 value).

Compare that to the $3,069 MSRP on Honda’s 50cc Ruckus or the $4,299 MSRP on Yamaha’s BWs 125. Yeah, it’s lower — a lot lower.

Still, buyers may be reluctant to drop any coin at all on a machine that’s still relatively unknown in the Canadian market, especially after recent troubles with Konker. If you’re not comfortable with buying one of the unfamiliar German-designed machines yet, keep in mind that our CMG long-termer handled the Mad Bastard quite well, a veritable sign of reliability.

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  1. The local MTP that I part-time instruct with recently had a MadAss 125 on loan from a local retailer … to try it out. The thing looked impressive on paper as a potential Trainer for our fleet. Reality was something else altogether. It is ungainly, not well balanced, experienced front wheel hop during Emergency Braking exercises and the wee beastie seemed to just shut off by itself for no apparent reasons!! I really wanted to like this Bike, with the cool Mad Max styling … but … nahhhhhhh … 

  2. “puttering” being the operative word. I’m glad it didn’t leave Jamie stranded during the Mad Bastard because my time with the Madass prior to the rally wasn’t nearly so idyllic.

    • Well it doesn’t seem to have much provision for panniers, nor do I think it would do well at highway speeds so, as I’m not of the MB level of insanity, those would be my sole uses.

    • I suspect without the full PDI it would have been a different outcome (Indeed, as you mentioned when you first got it, it was pretty well unridable) – but I do have to give the little machine credit, it did haul my *ahem* bulk over several hundred kilometers with a not so gentle hand on the throttle.

      Definitely needs a decent local dealer or someone who is capable of  doing their own work on the bike (and wants to, since it likely should be checked over more often than some other machines.)

      With the sale I would give it a serious pondering.. .except… I already own a Ural that while quite reliable – needs regular checking for various things to keep it reliable.

  3. If there was more than 4 days to think about it, I’d seriously consider one. It would make a nice pitbike, that I might be able to rig up a carrier for (the reason why I’d want more than 4 days to think about it), and would be good for puttering about in-town.

  4. If there was more than 4 days to think about it, I’d seriously consider one. It would make a nice pitbike, that I might be able to rig up a carrier for (the reason why I’d want more than 4 days to think about it), and would be good for puttering about in-town.

  5. If there was more than 4 days to think about it, I’d seriously consider one. It would make a nice pitbike, that I might be able to rig up a carrier for (the reason why I’d want more than 4 days to think about it), and would be good for puttering about in-town.

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