July 18 2998.

Scooters are bucking the credit crunch as people look for economical transport and Sachs has given the SX1 a facelift for Summer 2008 to make it even more attractive.

By the end of June sales on scooters in the UK had risen by 1.3% compared to the previous year, while overall motorcycle sales dipped by 3.6%. Launched in the UK in January, the SX1 from Sachs proved an agile contemporary scooter that creates sporty urban transport for riders aged 16 and over at an affordable price.

Updates for Summer '08 include a powerful and progressive 190mm wavy disc brake on the front alloy tri-spoke wheel. Meanwhile the addition of stylish and functional alloy footplates and the colour contrast painted spring on the rear shock absorber add to the sporting appearance of this machine. These features further emphasise the striking looks of the SX1, created by the imposing twin halogen headlights, with LED light stacks above, providing a clean spread of light in the darkness. The angular bodywork, close fitting sculpted front mudguard and LED rear light cluster mean that this modestly priced scooter withstands comparison with sports cars and motorcycles in the design stakes.

Small capacity scooters can be exceptionally agile in the urban environment and the Sachs SX1 delivers responsive acceleration thanks to its excellent power-to-weight ratio (at only 87KG this is one of the lighter scooters on the market). Its modern 50cc air-cooled 2-stroke motor meets current European emissions requirements and is reliable and frugal too, making the SX1 as economic to run as it is to buy.

Sachs have added these extras to the SX1 at no extra cost to the customer and priced at £1,299, including a full 2-year manufacturer's warranty, the SX1 is set to boost scooter sales even further this year.

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