Cezetas were built between ’57 and ’64 in the former Czechoslovakia, though the parent company (CZ) existed from 1935 to 1997. The Cezeta stands out thanks to its distinctive design, with the odd nose and the long seat that doubles as the opening to an impressively-sized storage compartment.
The fuel tank is in the hump above the front wheel, leading to inside jokes among riders that the shape combined with the fuel up front meant you were really riding a torpedo or rocket. The engine was a 175cc 4-stroke with an electric start. Thanks to the long wheelbase, the turning radius is quite large. Apparently, Czech riders used to call this scoot “the Pig”.
This example is said to be “in original unrestored condition from the collection of former Motocross World Champion and Hall of Famer Brad Lackey.” It has just over 12,000
miles kilometers. Find this Cezeta for sale in Livermore, California for $10,500 here on Facebook Marketplace.