Factory Racer – 1972 CZ 250

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In 1972, serious off-road racers had few options, all of which were in Europe. Realistically, you were looking at one of the Spanish brands, a Penton, Husqvarna, Maico, or CZ. CZ had a reputation for building rugged and simple machines, and two of their styling trademarks were the coffin tanks and gold anodized hubs. This example’s a bit more special than most, as it’s a former factory racer campaigned by Greg Robertson of Southern California.

The seller of this example documents Greg’s history by saying he “started his career at age 10 when his father bought him and his older brother a Minarelli motorcycle. His first race was at Bay Mare Cycle Park at the age of 13. He won the first moto but DNF’d the second. Over time, Greg became a well know rider for Mid Valley Cycles in Van Nuys, CA. Campaigning a 125cc CZ with great success. Greg was probably best know for his win at the Snake River MX in 1972. Riding a custom 125cc CZ, Greg beat some of the best in the sport including Brad Lackey, Tom Rapp, Ken Zahrt, Bill Silverthorn and Tim Hart to name a few. Greg got a coveted Factory CZ ride in late 1972. That Factory CZ is featured here.”

This example (VIN: 12, Engine #:980*72*4) has been restored by refurbishing most of the original parts “in an attempt to keep the bike as original as possible.” How could you not love the aluminum sunburst heads?

Find this CZ for sale in Jamul, California with bidding up to $2,275 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.

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