New Name For TGB US Importer With New Models

The Taiwanese scooter manufacturer TGB (Taiwan Golden Bee) has had a company called Cobra Sales as their importer for the last several years.  The TGB product has been fairly good, if on the budget side of quality ROC scooters.  The company is now appearing as Peirspeed and their website shows off thier expanded powersports line.  The line-up includes uninspiring formulaic choppers as headliners but has a few new surprises.  The Sachs MadAss has gotten a long-awaited displacement upgrade to 125cc.  This change makes a lot more sense than powering the heavy and overly tall-in-the-saddle motorcycle with the anaemic 50cc 4 stroke Honda Cub clone motor.  While the poor ergonomics have remained, as well as the 50cc option, new MadAss owners will now surely have a higher level of enjoyment with the extra power at the throttle of the nicely spartan and original machine.  Another pleasant surprise from Sachs, noted on the Peirspeed website, is a trellis-framed supermoto called the X-Road.  It’s a simple but good looking small displacement option that appears very nice as-is but really will scream for engine modifications or outright motor transplants (something two-stroke I’d like the think).  Hopefully the new incarnation of Cobra Sales will be able to maintain their adequate level of dealer and parts support with their rapidly expanding line.  I can not think of many examples of success following rapid expansion of a powersports line, but maybe they can be the first.  Personally I’d like to see new importers stick to keeping it simple until they’ve established a relatively impeccable reputation. 

4 thoughts on “New Name For TGB US Importer With New Models”

  1. The name Peirspeed is not new. The Cobra Powersports subsidiary has been around but they didnt have many models on their website, just a Vento Triton clone called the Cheetah XS. They have updated their website and expanded the model range extensively.

  2. That kind of tactic just makes it harder to have confidence in a brand. To me it’s reminiscent of shell games played by companies like Enron running subsidiaries that they would jetison and disclaim all responsibility for. Hopefully they’ll stick to one name, build it and have continued success in the future. Thanks for the tip on the link from the BBS.

  3. Damn, Brooke scooped me. Sach’s move to Cobra was one of the most exciting things about DealerExpo, more on that later

  4. Actually, Cobra *used* to distribute Peirspeed products about 2-3 years back, but stopped to concentrate on TGB. (Cobra originally distributed Vento, fyi)

    We’ve had good luck with TGB/Cobra, and hope the MadAss & X-Road work out well…everything else looks like also-ran Chinese clones, hopefully with Cobra’s stellar dealer support/service it’ll make up for some of their failings.


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