Yamaha, MZ, and a British design firm called Seymourpowell all came together to create the MZ Skorpion, a rare sportbike that is now a cult classic.
Weighing just 380 pounds and packing 48 horsepower, the Skorpion utilizes the engine and electrical systems from a Yamaha XT660, and the brakes/suspension from Italian firm Grimeca. They were well equipped from the factory, including adjustable clip-ons and rear sets. This is a Sport model, which got a half fairing and low bars. MZ even took it one step further with a Sport Cup version, which was designed for clubman racing.
This example has just under 10,000 miles and looks striking in Signal Yellow – oddly enough the speedometer is in miles per hour but the odometer is in kilometers. Extras include a 42mm Mikuni flat slide carb, K&N air filter, Led tai light, and a Staintune stainless steel exhaust. You’ll also get the owner’s manual, tool kit, and some spares. Find this Skorpion Sport for sale here on Craigslist in Cincinnati, Ohio for $3,500.
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