3 Interesting Projects in Michigan

In America, Germany, Small Displacement, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

A seller in Michigan has three cool bikes, all of which have no known history and weren’t stored particularly well. Still, these motorcycles are quirky enough that someone will want to snap them up! We’ve got a Harley-Davidson Z90, an Indian ME-100, and a MZ Trophy ES250/2 – let’s get into more details, in order of how much work they’re going to take to run.

1. 1971 MZ Trophy ES250/2. In my opinion, this is the coolest (or just weirdest) of the three, but the engine is stuck. There’s some cosmetic issues and the title has the previous owner’s information in the seller and buyer section, so there might be a paperwork issue, too. Anyway, the Trophy was also called the TV Lamp cause of the headlight, and it was a commercial success in East Germany. The 250cc single produced 19 horsepower, good for a top speed of 65 miles per hour. This example (VIN: 1383168) shows 4,703 miles and it’s going to need some work.

Find the Trophy for sale with an unmet opening bid of $2,999
MZ Trophy - Right Side

2. 1975 Harley-Davidson Z90 This example (VIN: 3D11327H5) has 832 miles and while the gas tank has some dents in it, the engine turns over and has good compression. A few parts are missing – the side cover, turn signals, and right side foot peg. Find this Z90 for sale with an unmet opening bid of $1,999
Harley-Davidson Z90 - Right Side

3. 1977 Indian ME-100. One of the classic examples of Indian’s flirtation with tiny displacement off-road bikes. The ME-100 featured a Fuji F500K engine, which displaced 97cc. In 1974, the ME-100 got upgraded to a 22mm carb, and power went through a 5-speed transmission. This example (VIN: 204J403470) has never been run or had gas in the tank. There’s still plenty of patina and there’s .6 miles on the odometer from rolling around a little bit. Find this Indian for sale with an unmet opening bid of $2,999

Indian ME-100 - Right Side