Post-Sale Update: This Silver Star hack sold for the BIN of $4,500.
The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a 494cc Rotax single cylinder. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t tremendous – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike. MZ has always had a tradition of producing narrow, light motorcycles. Just make sure you’re the kind of person that can constantly put up with being asked what kind of bike you’re riding any time you stop! In the Colin Chapman way, MZ doesn’t mind a bike that vibrates much more than the Japanese competition, because there isn’t much metal to absorb vibrations. It’s all about keeping weight off the bike – weight that worsens dynamics all across the board, whether it’s fuel mileage, handling, or even tire wear.
If you’re looking at any MZ, your best option is MZ Riders, by far the best resource out there online. Unfortunately, these bikes are just so rare that you’ll end up having to do a lot of your own work. Thankfully, lots of independent mechanics are familiar with the Rotax single. Especially with the sidecar, this Silver Star is best suited for B-roads, as our British friends call them. That will provide the best opportunity for you to enjoy the light weight, excellent fuel economy, and compact nature.
This specific MZ Silver Star has just 3,432 miles and is all original. It’s just been ridden on weekends and enjoyed like a hack should. It’ll come with all the original manuals, a windshield, a EFM No-Stall auto clutch, and a Wolo Bad Boy Air Horn.
Find this MZ Silver Star for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $4,500 in Stewartsville, New Jersey.