A little English firm, really fashionable in the ‘70s, took
part of a long list of motorcycles builders. We are
talking about Wassell, accessories and spare parts
motorcycle provider and producer.
Its owners decided to set up 125 off-road motorcycles,
the classic 6 speed Sachs engine, because
250cc two-stroke were really outdated.
This magazine is about 125 Trial Wassell, whose features
let to use it both in demanding races and in
climbing ones. This bike was used to be imported in
Italy by CLM in Milan and provided by Tosa & Boccardo
firm from Torino. Once they sold it for 600.000£.
The Wassel was set up with typically English grace
and refinement, starting from a classic and strong
double cradle frame on Reynolds steel tubes, with
the addition of strong metal sheet elements, especially
in rear joint’s fork and engine.
The builders decided for Sachs engine, characterized
for the bigger front wing and rear protection,
due to a strong aluminium slab, fixed in the rear part
of cradle frame. This motorcycle was designed by
an “English” line, which made it very different from
others because those type had mudguards, a very
tired next to saddle tank, aluminium sides, which
were really similar to English 4 stroke ones.
Another typically feature took from English Trial Bikes
was the big tube, which linked steer dinghy to the
central part of the frame, which was as the tank for
lubrication oil chain. In this case, they decided to
use another little tube under the main one to get it