Post Listing Update: This MZ did not get any interest at the opening bid of $1,799.
The Skorpion was an example of what an international economy can achieve – a East German manufacturer brought together Japanese motors (from Yamaha) and a British design firm to create something that worked well on paper and on the road. But MZ’s dealership network (or lack thereof) was too difficult to overcome, so this bike has lived on as a cult classic for riders who appreciate light weight and moderate power: 380 pounds and 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 (VIN: SNZ6SE200S7502682) has 26,332 miles and it’s said to be stock except for an aftermarket Holeshot muffler. Find this Skorpion Sport for sale in Whittier, California with an unmet opening bid of $1,799