Post Sale Update: This Baghira sold for $2,025 after 12 bids on eBay.
MZ decided to expand their product line with the introduction of the MZ Baghira, a dual sport with excellent components – bodywork from Acerbis, motor from Yamaha, and suspension from WP. It all combined to make a rare and very satisfying dual purpose motorcycle.
MZ contracted with Yamaha to supply the engine for this bike – they used the 660cc thumper from the XT660. Power was impressive, with 50 horsepower and 42 pound-feet of torque. Compare that to the modern day Kawasaki KLR 650, which still only puts out about 40 (admittedly, it’s one of the weakest of the current 650 crop of dual sports). We always thought these were odd looking bikes, but they were ahead of the time, and are definitely rare. Finding replacement bodywork can be a chore, but thanks to the Yammy engine, mechanical maintenance is much easier than the bike’s rarity would suggest.
This specific MZ Baghira is a one-owner example (sort of) with just 12 thousand miles. It’s got the cosmetics you’d expect from a 10+ year old dual sport, with some pain scrapes and chips, and it seems that everything is basically stock. You won’t get the bag on the front, but the front shocks have been rebuilt, and the bike has had a recent minor service.
Find this MZ Baghira for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $2,695 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.