c.1970 Penton Wassell 125 Sachs Trials
W.E Wassell Limited of Birmingham, England, a manufacturer and distributor of motorcycle components for British, then Japanese bikes, was founded by Ted Wassell in 1946 and soon found a world market. There wasn't an off-road motorcycle made in the UK that didn't use Wassell parts. Aluminum gas tanks were a specialty. In 1972 in announced its trials and scrambles frame kits for the popular BSA Bantam and then its own 125cc Sachs powered machine engineered by ex-Dalesman's Jim Lee and Peter Edmonson. Maybe as many as 3,000 were made over several versions. John Penton Penton Motorcycles, Amherst, Ohio - distributed his version in the USA, the Penton Mudlark Trials, alongside Mitsubishi's, the Tyran Antelope.
This example is as new having been kept inside a small private collection. There can be no others in this condition.
- Please note that the frame and engine numbers for this motorcycle are W233ST and 6773705 respectively.