Well now that they're finally here it's time to start a thread dedicated to the US-Edition 125cc Sachs MadAss. I'm not affiliated with any dealer or shop, just an owner of a 2006 49cc MadAss who's excited that these are finally available here again after 3 years. Today I visited Moto-scoot in Milwaukee to check out the freshly arrived 125s. Due to rainy weather I didn't get to ride one, but checked it out in detail and took photos. There are a LOT of upgrades over my already impressively equipped 2006 49cc model (the only model and year sold in the US until now). This is by no means a complete list, but some of the changes I noticed: - better seat (which I've already upgraded) - new controls: look to be better weather protected, more ergonomically laid out, and all move with more satisfying actions (really wish mine had auto cancelling turn-signals like these). - Thottle action is now very precise, with thicker cable and heavier duty elbows - gorgeous stainless steel exhaust instead of nice carbon steel on mine - don't have a complete list, but a bunch of the hardware is larger size/diameter. Larger front axle and bearings. - tires are now tubeless, better spec (16" takes same tires as Ninja 250 so lots of choices) - swept up handlbars (replaced the straight ones on my 2006, now don't have to) - heavier chain than the 49cc - brake pedal now uses harder (brass?) bushings in pivot, so it's tighter feeling with no slop like my 2006. - kickstand redesigned to stay in down position better (my 2006 dumped over when the I bumped it forward about an inch..) I can edit this list as more upgrades/changes are confirmed. It's clear that Sachs listened to riders, and took an already very well designed bike and made it better/faster/stronger in many ways. On to the pics, with test ride report to follow. cheers short video (it doesn't have to be ridden like this, part throttle riding is smooth). NOTE: please wear a helmet. A crash at these or even much lower speeds would not be pretty. <embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i180.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid180.photobucket.com/albums/x155/kedelbach/MadAss/125ccMAtestvid2_0001.flv"> putting together some of the very first 125cc MadAsses in the USA: better controls, heavier duty mirrors (though I suspect there would still give a great view of my shoulders, which is why I put on convex bar-end mirrors from a mountain bike store - essential safety upgrade IMO). Adjustable clutch lever. Same massive triple clamp design. Heavier duty brake line. Smaller locking gas cap. Check out the hardware - all are zinc plated, all structural joints use allen headed capscrews: swingarm, disc brakes, "Graphite" frame/fender color, spiffy polished aluminum ring on rims, pillion foot pegs same sturdy design as 2006, easy to adjust chain tension: SS exhaust, shock, rear brake reservoir, seat frame, matte black frame/fender color: same excellent welds as my 2006: adjustable rear shock, note light metallic "Graphite" color of fender, frame: snorkel: Yellow w/ all black rims: Graphite outside: beefy chain: rear disc brake: Fly-by: some other MA's at Moto-scoot: BigMadAss 160: trunk: A Moto-Scoot experimental MadAss (MadAssX?) my 2006 88cc MA: MadDogg: post your ride-reports, pics, info, etc here!