Telling the supertbike crowd (i.e. Ducati) from the scooter type (i.e. Vespa) apart isn’t the hardest of tasks but however different, both sides have to agree on the practicality of either vehicles given certain circumstances. The superbike rider wishes he didn’t have to suit up in heavy protective gear just to go a few blocks away but wouldn’t be caught dead near a Vespa. The Vespa rider on the other hand wished he was more welcome on highways but couldn’t care less about red lining at +100mph speeds in 6th gear. Moto-Scoot presents a potential solution with the Sachs MadAss 125 but it’s still a give and take for both parties. Powered by a 125cc engine, this hybrid of a bicycle and motorcycle has a serious Napoleon complex and we all know what he was able to pull off. The engine is an air cooled DOHC 4 valve single with maximum torque of 8Nm @ 7500 rpms built by German engineers. At 219.6 lbs, the MadAss weighs about the same as most Vespas but about half of most superbikes. Both practical and powerful the MadAss 125 gives all riders something capable of solving a few of their problems and at only $2,695.00 its the least expensive of their options. Whatever you choose, just remember to keep the shiny side up!