the new air intake system which gets its air from a space under the
seat would run a little better still because in the last model in
the fourth gear the bike could be ridden as low as 30k/h without
jerking and from that speed easily accelerate.
If you tell people about the means that could be achieved with
the Adler MB250, they make troubled glances skywards to see whether
the roof is bending under the weight of your exaggeration.
But with the exceedingly good acceleration values and the
exemplary gear ratios comes also handling and maneouverability which
makes the quick bird from Frankfurt almost unbeatable, particularly
in curves, or in heavy traffic, or on badly made side streets.
Nothing characterises the riding experience of this machine
better than the remark that you can put even the most basic beginner
on this high capability machine without compunction and my 13 year
old boy, not particularly strong, after long hours of riding field
tracks without traffic and on sloping meadows gets no more tired
than with a 125.
I'm not in principle an unconditional fan of a low centre of
gravity. Even without a rider on the MB250 it lies at about
380mm and with a rider at about 470mm from the ground. I am
also not necessarily a fan of a short wheelbase, which in the
meantime has been increased from 1225 to 1260mm. Even with
somewhat diminished handling I like somewhat higher inertial moment
around the long and high axes. For that reason I went at the
test of the MB250 with the same critical position expressed by many
larger riders at first sight of the stocky-seeming