Recognizable by its sunburst cylinder head and leading-link Earles-type fork, the Sachs 125 was at the forefront of small-bore enduro competition in the early Seventies.
Introduced in 1968, the Sachs was designed to be a competitive turn key entrant for privateer off-road racers with an equally competitive MSRP of $600.The Sachs engine was reliable but not fancy – it put out 12.5bhp and required premixing for the oil. Riders also got a leading-link fork and Magura levers. In 1969, Joel Robert rode a Sachs just like this one and won the World 125 CC Championship.
The 1969 Sachs 125cc offered has been lovingly restored and presents beautifully well. On static display it will likely need a little fettling to return to reliable off-road use.