Sachs MadAss Proves it’s no Reason for a Sore Ass
Sachs Motorcycle and Scooter sales are currently skyrocketing in Australia with consumer demand up 723% in 2008 according to latest FCAI data.
Stoney Creek Powersports
With funky design, amazing colours and very affordable pricing it is no surprise. Veteran Motorcycle Courier Nick Healey’s interest in the MadAss was sparked by its outrageous yet practical styling: a contemporary postie bike on steroids. He called the Sachs Australian importer Stoney Creek Powersports with a proposal to swap his ailing CT110 for a MadAss to circumnavigate Australia.
Nick left Melbourne on 14th August 2007 aboard a bright yellow MadAss 125, heading north on the Hume highway. Through New South Wales and into Queensland the journey was plain sailing and without incident, the mad duo eating up the kilometers. On to central Australia and some sightseeing, roadside camping and on the Stuart Highway a “meet and greet” with a pet camel. A tyre change in Alice Springs, a service in Katherine, and then onwards north and west into Western Australia.
Some well earned R&R in Broome before setting off southwards and into Perth. Between Balladonia and Mandura the MadAss got its best fuel economy of the whole trip, 2.07 litres per 100 kms. A pit stop in Pt Pirie for a service and on down into Adelaide where the wine belt north-east of Adelaide is always fabulous riding. Onwards to Melbourne, finally returning after 60 days in the saddle, unscathed, on a spectacularly sunny day in late October.
Nick reckons “the fuel economy was outstanding returning an average of an amazing 2.76 litres per 100 kms over the 17,107 km journey (total fuel cost of just $576). The minimalist, eye-catching, naked styling turns heads wherever the bike goes. Amazingly the great riding position and well cushioned seat did not give me a sore “ass” and I should know after years astride a CT110 delivering parcels”
Available in black, silver, white or yellow the Sachs MadAss 125, as ridden by Nick, is available from dealers all across Australia for just $2,990 plus ORC.
Sachs Bikes has been manufacturing motorcycles since 1895. Sachs Bikes combine contemporary design, outstanding quality and incredible value for money and are distributed exclusively in Australia and New Zealand by Stoney Creek Powersports.
The Sachs Bikes range available in Australasia includes the Madass, City and Dash scooters, Express motorcycle, and Avenue cruiser. Sachs dealers are located across Australia and New Zealand.