Sachs X Road 250 Preview

Welcome to the Sachs X Road 250 motorcycle preview. The Sachs brand is not well known due to a number of company issues over the years but I’ve known about them for ages so thought it time to tell everyone about one of their latest models. The X Road is a relatively new model release to the country and I haven’t seen one on the road yet. (It has been released elsewhere around the world) Although named as a 250 it only has a 230cc engine which I find amusing. However I don’t think it’s pushing the boundaries of mis-advertising since a mere 20cc is next to nothing in the real world scale of things.

The X Road’s design is inspired by a trail bike and trellis framed Ducati’s, in the end it comes across as a super-motard. Unlike other Sachs motorcycles I don’t ‘love’ the design since it is quite awkward. However as they say ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and to many this may be the style they are looking for.

In terms of technical specifications the X Road 250 does not reveal any out of the ordinary feature. However if pushed to make a comment the 150-70-17 rear tyre is larger than any of the 250cc motorcycles. The X Road sells on price and looks which is better than most motorcycles priced this low and that are now made in China – based on Sach’s European engineering.

In the end the Sachs X Road 250 retails for around $3,500 on the road and if you like the looks and quailty then go for it. After all there is nothing in this price bracket that can really compare with it.

Sachs X Road 250 Key Specifications
Engine:   IL1 cylinder 4-stroke 4 valve (Carbs)
Capacity:  230cc
Power/Torque:  13Kw @ 7,500 RPM 16.5Nm @ 6000 RPM 
Gearbox:   6 speed
Kerb Weight:  Approx 149 – 159kg
Performance:  0-100kph 9 seconds Approx
Max Speed 140Kph Approx 
Fuel Economy:   11 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
Seat height:  860mm
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 Recommended Retail Price:   $3690 on-road (2012)