Well, well, well… What do we have here? More players in the Tomberlin/Sachs MadAss game. The difference with these guys is their big-budget flash skills. The SoCal based, Xkeleton U.S.A., a “manufacturer of motorcycles” that “operates in the United States” touts “innovative design and engineering” as their focus. Looks like they’ve had this in the works since the end of 2004 and are finally delivering their rendition of this naked newcomer.
Xkeleton is selling the MadAss design as the “Trickster” for $1600 on their website. What do we know about the build quality of this bike versus the Sachs? Nothing yet, but we hope to get a report soon. What does Tomberlin/Sachs think about the Trickster? We don’t know, but we hope to get a report on that soon as well.
I will say that they’ve got the right idea with their marketing. The site is… um… flashy, thanks to Mexican design wunderhaus “Grupow.com”. They are putting together an owners forum. They’ve got a Hi-NRG soundtrack playing in the background. They sell parts and some Performance items directly on their site. They put ads in ScooterWorld Magazine. We might have to give ole Alan Eini a call and find out some more about Xkeleton.