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Tomos Golden Bullet: Is it the Cheesy Gordita Crunch of the moped world?


The Tomos and Gordita, both in production for a couple years, while the Gordita provided a little less "long term satisfaction". The Bullet was able to provide satisfaction up until about 29 mph. Cruising all the way until today, if you can find one..



The Gordita craves your attention with its cheeses oozing out between the multiple layers of shells, looking like no food dish you've experienced before. The Gordita was oddly similar to the golden wheels that caught your eye on the Tomos bullet, along with the elegant gold trim and lettering. Some would think that with this golden stature, oil injection and turn signals, that the bullet would only be fit for a king! Especially the TT LX, possessing the sleek contoured top tank! How ever, just like the Gordita, the Tomos went into the history books like another silly fad. Although both have been discontinued until recently of Jan 2019 (The Gordita). Neither item left a wonderful taste in the mouth, understandably.

Like a bad sugar addiction, Google search data proves the masses are in search of that golden crunch! With no answer to their query, or even a stale eBay sale, they are left wondering, yearning. Is this a significant bench mark that the Golden bullet is truly worth more than it's going $490 price tag(NADA)? Is there a shortage of the Tomos Golden Bullet? Personally unable to find one for sale, let alone any production numbers for the Golden Bullet, it does make one wonder...Where have the Golden Bullets shot off to?! Earlier Golden Bullets (pre - 1991) were equipped with a 50cc 2 speed automatic A3 engine, pictured below.

In 1992 the Golden Bullet Models Recieved the new A35 engine, aside from a few very late 1991 models which also recived the A35 power plant. The last of the Golden Bullets were made in 1993 and were replaced by the Tomos Sprint, and Tomos Targa models ST/LX. The A35 engine had a cast iron cylinder with reed valve intake, Larger fins, and an aluminum head to boot. The contents of the base of the A35 was provided with wider gears, clutches, larger roller clutch, and more robust cases.

With build construction to last the ages, why don't we see more of these golden unicorns?! Better yet why are these unique build forms so over looked? What are your thoughts on this? Is the Golden Bullet truly a discontinued over looked Gordita? Or is it really what it is? Junk food.

Below are all the combinations of the Tomos Golden Bullet, Including their engine model, with manufactures for both the switches and carburetors. Sourced from MyronsMopeds.com.

1985-86 A3 Golden Bullet xxxxxx pedal (30) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Magura   Encarwi 88A85/103     90     90  1985-86 A3 Golden Bullet xxxxxx pedal (25) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Magura   Encarwi 88A85/103     90     90    1986-88 A3 Golden Bullet xxxxxx pedal (30) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90  1986-87 A3 Golden Bullet xxxxxx pedal (25) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90     1986-88 A3 Golden Bullet TTLX x pedal (30) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90  1986-87 A3 Golden Bullet TTLX x pedal (25) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90  1989-91 A3E Golden Bullet TTLX x  kick (30) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90  1989-91 A3E Golden Bullet TTLX   pedal (30) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90 

1989-91 A3E Golden Bullet TTLX   pedal (25) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90  1989-91 A3E Golden Bullet TTLX   pedal (30) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90    1989-91 A3E Golden Bullet TTLX pedal (25) 05  2.25-16 2.25-16  Domino  Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90  1992-93 A35 Golden Bullet xxxxx pedal (30) 06  2.25-16 2.25-16  HR xxxx Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90  1992-93 A35 Golden Bullet TTLX x pedal (30) 06  2.25-16 2.25-16  HR xxxx Dellorto SHA14/12P     90     90 




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