Germany (Motorrad-und Zweiradwerk)
Was started in 1956 when the Soviets dismantled
DKW. In 1992, after reunification, private
investors restarted the MZ production.
Hong Leong, a company from Malaysia, bought
MZ in 1996. MZ
MZ motorcycles were built
at the former DKW factory at
Zchopau in East Germany, utilising
an engine that was clearly derived
from the RT series DKW engine
that also provided the basis
for the Bantam and a range of
post war Harley Davidson lightweights.
This example of the 143cc TS150
is in complete, original condition.
Image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
The East German MZ company
were at the forefront of two
stroke development during the
fifties and sixties, meeting
with considerable success in
both road racing and ISDT events.
Their road bikes, although offered
at an advantageous price in
western markets inherited the
robustness of the ISDT bikes
and gained a loyal following.
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