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 (called Seymourpowell) to create something that worked well on paper and on the road. It wasn’t a huge commercial success, but nowadays it’s definitely a cult classic.
The international theme continued with the Bilstein rear shock (German), Acerbis bodywork (Italian), and Grimeca brakes (also Italian). Weighing just 380 pounds and packing 48 horsepower, the Skorpion utilizes the engine and electrical systems from a Yamaha XT660. 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.
This example is VIN: SNZ6SE201T7503945, and it was purchased new at GP Motorcycles in San Diego, California on November 19th, 1997. It has just two owners and 7,673 miles. It has a recent service and the sale includes the owner’s manual, wiring diagram, and original sale paperwork (MSO, warranty card, invoice from GP).
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