Normally a manufacturer releases a bike with multiple color options and it’s not a big deal. But when MZ wanted to update their “Street Moto” model called the Baghira with different colors on the plastics, they created separate model names such as the “Forest” for a military green or the “Black Panther” for…well, you can guess.
The Baghira was originally introduced in 1998 as an enduro, but in 2001 MZ created the Baghira Street Moto with similar specifications to the street-only Mastiff. The motor is the thumper from a Yamaha XT660 and it’s good for 50 horsepower and 42 lb-ft of torque. That’s paired with Grimeca brakes, WP suspension, and Acerbis plastic bodywork. It’s tremendous fun around town and in the corners – think of it like a DR650 on steroids. For more information, check out this review from MCN.
The seller of this example has very little to say, but he notes that the bike comes with new tires and a GPR exhaust. I also see aftermarket mirrors and turn signals. Mileage on the odometer reads 12,179, however the speedo is in kilometers so you may need to divide that number by 1.6 (the Urals I’ve ridden in the US have a speedo in km but odometer in miles, so I’m not 100% sure what the situation is here). Find this Black Panther for sale in Bristol, North Carolina for $4,500 here on Craigslist.
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