Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sachs is no more

The simple, yet functional Sachs 650 Roadster

Sachs, the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers (the German company was founded in 1886), have shut shop. Sachs had been facing serious financial problems for quite some time, and a recent cash injection from a Chinese company was also not enough to bail them out of trouble. Sach’s factory site at Nuremberg, in Germany, was once home to legendary names like Hercules, DKW and Fichel.

In recent times, Sachs had been reduced to making small, cheap, Chinese-sourced scooters, which weren’t doing well. The unique, distinctive MadAss was the last ‘real’ Sachs-engineered motorcycle made. Can/will the name be revived? Probably not.

This Sachs MadAss was the last 'real' Sachs-engineered motorcycle made

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