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MZ Milestones 1953 - 1956

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A look back at the motorcycle history of Zschopau

IFA RT 125

1953 Model, IFA RT 125

125 cc, 5 hp, 78 kg, 75 kph.

The engine was an improved version of the 1939 RT, but with a telescopic suspension frame.

IFA MZ BK 350

1956 Model, IFA MZ BK 350

350 cc, 17 hp, 155 kg, 115 kph.

The first machine from the now nationalised factory bearing the MZ name, with shaft drive and opposed piston engine. Uncharted territory for a motorcycle.

MZ ES 250

1956 Model, MZ ES 250

250 cc, 12 hp, 142 kg, 110 kph.

Introduced in 1957, with swinging arm suspension front and rear, excellent riding qualities and a torquey engine, precisely the ingredients many riders of the day were looking for.

 
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