Sachs Motorcycles is a German
based motorcycle manufacturer, founded in 1886
in Schweinfurt. It is the worlds oldest motorcycle
In 1904 they manufactured their
first motorcycle. Sachs took over Victoria,
Express and DKW in the 1960's, and began to
supply motorcycles for the German Federal Armed
Forces in 1992.
In recent times, Sachs had been
reduced to local assembly of making small, cheap,
Chinese-sourced scooters, which weren't doing
well. The unique, distinctive MadAss was the
last real Sachs-engineered motorcycle made.
After facing a series of financial
problems, stemming from pensions issues relating
to the Hercules bicycle works, the company went
into insolvency proceedings and ultimately saw
a management buy out.
|1957 Sachs Leopard Bobby
||The "Rolls Royce" of mopeds, a
genuine classic! 50cc, 3 speed.
||1965 "LH" scooter, 125cc
|1966 Sachs Lebre
||47cc. SACHS is the oldest motorcycle
manufacturer in the world and in
the 1960s produced a range of good
quality mopeds and smaller capacity
motorcycles - some of which found
their way over here. This model
shows that their two stroke engine
design was ahead of their contemporaries
and the styling was heading towards
the sports moped of the 1970 although
it still retained the deeply valanced
mudguards of older models.
|1969 Sachs 125cc
|1979 Sachs Prima 4