To address any potential confusion or curiosity about the 2006 Tomberlin MadAss scooters, these are the same MadAss scooters designed and manufactured by the well-known Sachs Motorcycles of Germany. For the United States, the MadAss is manufactured and sold by Tomberlin, and is also known as the Xkeleton Trickster, and the Peirspeed MadAss. Regardless of the manufacturing partnerships, riders can expect the same quality from anything bearing the official MadAss name.
The 2006 Tomberlin MadAss is often considered a scooter, but it is really a motorcycle that boasts the styling and lightweight maneuverability of a moped-bodied scooter. This motorcycle serves as a perfect beginner bike, as well as a great, in-town commuter and joyride machine for veteran riders. Officially classified as an underbone motorcycle, this bike possesses the look of a contemporary mountain bicycle, with beefed up suspension and a completely exposed frame. Unlike scooters in the 50cc realm, this motorcycle rolls on 16-inch wheels, offering more handling capability than the 12-inch wheels that are so commonplace on vehicles with small engine displacements.
Playing big brother to the Tomberlin MadAss 50, the MadAss 125 (which is offered under the Sach""s name), offers a little more brawn for larger riders, or those who want to more easily commute on roads that allow for slightly faster speeds of travel. Both 2006 MadAss models offer incredible gas mileage. Many riders have recorded their tank-to-tank averages at or near the 100 mpg mark. Regardless of stop-and-go driving or uninterrupted cruising, these motorcycles will serve as assets to a weekly gas budget.
One of the best features of the 2006 Tomberlin MadAss is its transmission. With many two-wheeled cycles in this class, riders are offered puny automatic transmissions. The MadAss instead presents a four-speed manual transmission, which equates to quicker starts off the line, and the ability to attain cruising speed in a faster manner. This is particularly beneficial when riding within traffic.
With the bike weighing in at less than 200lbs., riders of the MadAss will have no issues when parking the motorcycle, manually backing it out of spaces, or maneuvering within traffic. Its sleek design allows for easy lane splitting when stuck in thick traffic. For these reasons, the Tomberlin serves as a great in-town commuter bike. For the rider who is looking for a fun ride and effective performance, without the need for speed or long motorcycling treks, the Tomberlin MadAss serves as an excellent, economical option.
Noteworthy for the Tomberlin MadAss 50: Some 50cc enthusiasts have offered their MadAss a customized, 72cc upgrade. This comes at a relatively insignificant cost, when considering the addition in overall power and performance. Such upgrades are nonessential, yet it""s beneficial knowing that a model is capable of performance modifications. This is one more versatile asset of the 2006 Tomberlin MadAss 50.