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Brand New bike for under $2000, too good to be true????

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by Tomcatalex, May 16, 2008.

  1. Sachs 150KN - only $1990 + ORC!
    If low cost, light weight and a frugal appetite for petrol is what you are looking for look no further. The Sachs 150KN will fit the bill and then some. The heart of the KN is a 150cc air-cooled four-stroke engine which will run on just about any grade of unleaded petrol available. With a single disc up front and a wide comfortable seat the Sach 150KN is at home on our suburban roads.

    Under $2000 new, thats half the price of a zonshen and cbr125

    Is this going to be popular amoung learner riders, or a flop, but its hard to find a 20 year old rust bucket for that price, and this thing is NEw

    your thoughts guys?????
  2. And that makes thread number 3 (correction - 4) on the Sachs 150. ;)
    The bike itself is a rebadged Chinese FYM - which in itself appears to be a blatant copy of a 1970s Suzuki GS125.
    Although that's not necessarily a bad thing, I'm curious to take one of these for a test spin but the nearest dealer is 2 hours away. For 2k it'd make a good commuter, and as long as you could get it least 2 years out of it then you could pretty much consider it disposable.
    Of course spending $500-1000 on an old GS125/250 and another $1000-1500 restoring/modifying it would also be a tempting option.
  3. Didn't bit's start falling of the last one of these mentioned on here???
  4. Someone had a swingarm bolt shear off - but whether that was an isolated incident or a serious design flaw seems unclear.
    Doesn't seem to be any feedback from anyone else who's claimed to have bought one (good or bad).
  5. MCT is doing a test of one for next month, so that should be an interesting read.