another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

motorraderwerke zschopau

i need an mz es 250/2 trophy, no seriously i do, the styling may not be to everyones taste, but i just really like the look of these bikes, the 1968 model was the fastest roadbike in the factories range, punting out a massive 21bhp and capable of propelling you to a heady 70mph, saw this immaculate restoration job on the 'british two-stroke' club stand at stanford on sunday and it re-kindled my interest in these sturdy east german motorcycles, anyone got one lurking in the back of the shed? [wake up squire neil and pay attention!] come on, admit it, you want one too........

8 comments:

  1. Make sure, you retrofit it with an MZ TS250/1 (Supa Five in the UK) engine, get a magneto ignition from MZ-B in Germany and a special 300cc barrel from Gabor in Berlin. Nobody said, flashlights can't fly.

    Cheers,
    Greg

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  2. It's a hybrid Sunbeam kitchen appliance/Hoover/fairing thing, not ugly, just curious . . . you may be more unwell than you initially thought brotherman . . . dum de dum de dum.

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  3. If'n you get one, you'll have to get one of those snazzy riding suits and helmets in the advertisement....

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  4. Have you seen BikeExif today?

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  5. Only got the one hiding in the back of my shed I'm afraid, and that's for me! got details of a lovely disc brake conversion for one of these somewhere using a BMW cable actuated master cylinders hidden in the headlamp. Hang on I'll find the link..........

    http://www.trophy-spocht.de/stevens/mzes2502s.html

    Now stick a MZ race engine in that and you have the perfect street sleeper ;)

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  6. fuckinell, didn't expect this for this post! nanno, thank's for the advice, you obviously know 'zed's, monkeyfumi, thank's for the tip-off, larry?, yep, you've got one of those suit's stashed away in your garage!, the good squire?, my font of all thing's east german, i know you've got more than 'one' stashed away in the collection! and whitey?, just take a look at this motorcycle, why can't you see the beauty? it's fucking lovely!

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  7. Aye... I have had my share of 'em and some even survived my ownership.

    Cheers - long time follower (nowadays on an SR500 hack, an XT500 and a Zed thou J model)

    If you have any MZ-related questions give me a shout, as you found out already, they can be modded to be DAMN fast. The 4-speed engine has to be split to get to the seals, so not really the perfect choice for an everyday steed...

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  8. Ha ha, I gave most of my more bizzarro outfits and gear to a friend that likes to look like a 70's relic when we are out playing in the snow...but I'll keep a sharp eye out for you at the local "Charity" shops.

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