Written on: 03/01/2010
Mine (MZ Skorpion traveller) had been geared up and didn't like top below 60. Back to standard now and it's fine. Extremely confident handling, maybe a bit nervous since I put a 120/70 front tyre on purely on cost grounds. Not a problem though at all. Swing arm is made from old Lada's, mine was plastic coated which is an awful finish - water gets behind it and stays there. Powder coating infinitely better. I changed the silencer for an absorption Scorpion carbon one - had it lying around.... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by lammloc (1 review written)
Very good handling and well balanced, although a bit of extra care should be taken when driving with rear luggages. Overall speed is decent altough preferably the sixth gear sometimes can be used as well for long travelling.
Maintenance is very low, if oil is changed every 4000-5000kms its enough together with the oil filter as usual, the spark plugs needs to be replaced every almost 3/4 servicew not because its blow, but for peace of mind.
Always drive will safety equipment, helmet and... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008 by nickalass (1 review written)
Very understated motorcycle, if you get the chance take one for a ride you won't be disappointed..best single motor cycle ever ridden. It will be hard to replace it as it is no longer made.Good ride and handling, fairly light weight compact tourer..fully adjustable clip-ons bars and foot pegs..economical free revving yam xtz motor. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2007 by DTAYLOR1 (2 reviews written)
I would buy another one in a minute. Great value. Shame it is not made anymore. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2006 by Ducatimad (1 review written)
I would still have and be using the MZ Skorpion Traveller on my 92 mile daily commute if a reversing truck hadn't flattened it.
I bought it with 16k miles on and rode it daily to just short or 50k. When I first got it I started immediately looking for a replacement engine as I felt the "industial revolution" that was noisily happening between my legs, must soon self detruct. How wrong I was, this is one bullet-proof engine.
During my ownership it never got cleaned, but did get regular oil... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2004 by Trevor Lucas (1 review written)
Bought my MZ Skorpion Traveller new 1997. Firecracker Red Skorpion Sport. Ran it in carefully then made some modifications to the motor. K&N Filter, Stage 2 Dynojet Kit & Renegade Can. Now produced 52bhp at rear wheel and revved freely to redline but VERY LOUD!!! Great bike for having fun on the twisty bits which would keep up with bigger Sports Bikes but ran out of puff on the long straight bits. Good comfort for distance riding. Never let me down. Always got curious and admiring looks when... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2003 by wahiba.
Having been an MZ rider for over twenty years this is a totally biased review, even if most of those before were 250 two strokes.
Actually I find the size of this bike very similar to my early MZ TS250 which had flat rather than raised bars. It is a bit heavier, which after years on light weights is quite noticeable. However once one learns to steer through the bars as well as the body everything is fine.
As a day to day bike it is great. It has been the length of this island, and down to... (read more)
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