Today I returned the Madass to Dennis. It has been a fun weekend of driving the zippy Madass around the city over the weekend. Why two names? Officially Sachs Madass 125 has been rebadged by Mofaz and its called Momos 125.
The bike is relatively easy to drive. Clutch was relatively easy to handle. Had to get used to going from standstill.
The rear shock gives it a really modern racer look.
Most bikes have their fuel cells under the seat, on the Madass 125 its part of the framework. Genius! But when filling, make sure fill it slowly as it tends to spill.
Very basic display with cool blue back light. It reads the trip, total mileage and speed. Thats it! There is no indicator on what gear your on. The fastest I dare to go was around 86kmph. Dennis says it will hit 100kmph+ easy. I'm happy with cruising at 75kmph.
Another cool feature about the bike is its front and rear ventilated disc brakes.
Another visually pleasing feature of the bike, it's projector headlamps! It looks good and is very effective! The upper one is for normal lights, the lower one is for high beam. The lower one also doubles as small light. When I drove around at night with the lights on it was very focus and effective with good visability. And the light did not spill all over.
I had a good time riding the Madass. At around RM 6,500.00 OTR. Its not really expensive if you compare with other 125cc's in the market. But I'm not sure I would buy one, as I like to be in the comforts of my car with my DIY audio & air conditioning. And no need to deal with smelly exhausts from trucks and busses. I do enjoy riding around and exploring my neighbourhood. Which makes me think, I'll probably be buying a bicycle instead. Maybe.
[Gears: Nikon D300, 50mm f/1.4]