Post-Sale Update: This MZ 1000S sold for $4,000 – to one of our own readers!
Once the world’s biggest producer of motorcycles, MZ went bankrupt in May of last year. The last decade of its history was full of financial troubles, but the varying ownership had MZ constantly trying new things. In 1996, a Malaysian group took over and resolved to build MZ’s first superbike. The MV 1000S was born – a 140 mph parallel twin rarity, of which only 30 were brought to the US.
Despite the initial claims, the MZ 1000S ended up more as a sport-tourer. The 999cc engine produced 117 horsepower and 72 ft-lb of torque. The decent 40 mpg gave you a tank range of 170 miles, helping with the sport-tourer role. Though it’s very rare here, this bike was reasonably successful in Europe, and it spawned a touring model as well as a naked variant. OEM components weren’t bad, as you got Marzocchi adjustable forks and a Sachs rear shock. You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that parts availability would be a nightmare, however Graham’s Motorcycles in Britain has assumed the role of worldwide distributor, and you can get nearly everything you need in a week’s time.
This specific MZ 1000S has covered less than 2,500 miles and looks fantastic. The bike seems original, and it looks great. The seller gives a half-hearted reason for why he’s selling it, but if you’re looking for a bike that your riding buddies have never even heard of it, this might be the motorcycle for you!
Find this MZ 1000S for sale in Latrobe, Pennsylvania with a BIN price of $4,999