The MZ. An affordable and enjoyable way into classic ownership? Alasdair Marshal
6 December 2011
Thought you might be interested in my own ‘jar of marmite’ very close to its spiritual home. The signpost is on the way to Spadeadam east of Carlisle north of the A69.

It is nice to see a report on the MZ Trophy Sport in TCM. It would have been worthwhile to mention the MZ Riders Club in the club contacts.

The web address is

The Supa Five TS250/1, produced until about 1981, only ever had as standard 6v electrics and the drum front brake. The following ETZ models came with 12v electrics, the disc braked front end, and the auto-lubrication system mentioned in the article. The spares situation is still very good and it would be nice to think your article might encourage the resurrection of a few more. An MZ would make an excellent first project for many thinking about doing a restoration now the supply of British machines forgotten in old barns has almost dried up. Be warned though, MZs grow on you.

Alasdair Marshall via email

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