The 2005 MZ Motorcycle Range
2005 news, MZ Traveller, 20th April | MZ SF red, 26th July
MZ 1000SF | MZ 1000S | MZ Baghira Enduro | MZ Baghira Black Panther | MZ Baghira Street Moto | MZ Mastiff | MZ SM125 | MZ RT125 | MZ SX125 | MZ Charly | MZ ATV175 | MZ ATV150 | MZ ATV125 | MZ ATV100 | MZ ATV50
The MZ Motorrad- und Zweiradwerk GmbH, known simply as MZ is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturer. Since 1922 the German MZ has produced motorcycles continuously and sold them into almost every country in the world. The products ranged from scooters, funbikes and sidecars to 125cc's, enduro and tour bikes and the 1000cc model range. MZ sells 50% of its production in Germany, the other half is exported.
Recently, MZ has caused interest with its MZ 1000 S, launched in December 2003.
The basis for the motorcycle factory has been laid about 100 years ago. In 1906 the history of MZ started when the Danish J. S. Rasmussen bought an empty factory and started to produce household and workshop appliances as well as automobile accessories.
Motorcycle production itself started in 1922 at the Zschopauer Motorenwerk with the construction of the so called "Reichsfahrtmodell". In 1926 the first two-cylinder two-stroke motorcycle was produced. With an annual production of 60,000 units the factory became the largest motorcycle producer in the world. Then in 1956 the brand "MZ" was launched. Up to 1990, MZ sold more than 3 million motorcycles world wide.