1996 MZ Skorpion Sport

$2,652

Reserve price has been met.

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1996 MZ Skorpion Sport. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The Skorpion was an example of what an international economy can achieve – a East German manufacturer brought together Japanese motors (from Yamaha) and a British design firm (called Seymourpowell) to create something that worked well on paper and on the road. It wasn’t a huge commercial success, but nowadays it’s definitely a cult classic.

The international theme continues with the Bilstein rear shock (German), Acerbis bodywork (Italian), and Grimeca brakes (also Italian).

Weighing just 380 pounds and packing 48 horsepower, the Skorpion utilizes the engine and electrical systems from a Yamaha XT660. They were well equipped from the factory, including adjustable clip-ons and rear sets. This is a Sport model, which got a half fairing and low bars.

This example is VIN: SNZ6SE201T7503945, and it was purchased new at GP Motorcycles in San Diego, California on November 19th, 1997.

The seller acquired it approximately a year ago from the brother-in-law of the original owner and has covered ~1,500 miles with it during that time. The odometer shows 7,673 miles.

Also note the quartz clock on the dash, which is a stand-alone clock without wiring. “Neatly placed inside of its case is a tiny piece of paper with the correct battery size written on it.”

In the seller’s words, “I wanted a thumper. I looked at the various Yamaha SRs and the beautiful SRX, but found electric start and water cooling in the Yamaha-powered MZ 660. My memory of this iconic motorcycle was awakened when I found this San Diego-purchased bike in amazing condition.

This is one of the highest developed versions of the Yamaha TT/XT single in an advanced, reliable lightweight street bike. Five valves, one cylinder, two into one pipes, and great carburetion. It runs great and has great brakes to boot. The engine sounds absolutely amazing once opened up on the road, as you could imagine a 660cc single would with this stainless steel exhaust.”

I’ve only added 1,500 miles to the bike and have had zero problems. Parts are readily available from Graham’s Motorcycles in England with great, personalized service.”

The battery is fresh and I often hop on it for my own little Zen ride or burrito run. Do your research and be amazed by this bike.”

In June of 2020 with approximately 6,700 miles on the odometer, the seller performed an oil change with Castrol semi-synthetic 10W-40, installed a K&N oil filter, OEM air filter, fork seals (15W oil), new front brake pads, and new front tire. The sale includes two NGK spark plugs, a Hiflofiltro oil filter, and misc o-rings for future maintenance.

It also includes the owner’s manual, wiring diagram, and original sale paperwork (MSO, warranty card, invoice from GP).

Currently located in Julian, California, this MZ is offered on a clean California title with registration current through February 2022.

The seller states that there are no mechanical issues and it is in amazing cosmetic condition for a 1996 model – “no corrosion is evident thanks to San Diego and Santa Fe, NM storage.” Have any Skorpion stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Julian, California

Year

1996

Make

MZ

Model

Skorpion

Mileage

7,673

VIN

SNZ6SE201T7503945

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/SNZ6SE201T7503945.pdf

Total Bids Placed:

Auction has expired

Highest bidder was: Regis

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Regis February 18, 2021 11:48 am $2,402
Cytocycle February 18, 2021 10:51 am $2,302 Auto
Regis February 18, 2021 10:51 am $2,300
Cytocycle February 18, 2021 10:46 am $2,200 Auto
Regis February 18, 2021 10:46 am $2,100
Cytocycle February 18, 2021 10:42 am $2,000 Auto
Regis February 18, 2021 10:42 am $1,900
Cytocycle February 18, 2021 3:49 am $1,758
grasscutter96 February 18, 2021 2:12 am $1,658
Cytocycle February 18, 2021 2:12 am $1,602 Auto
Cytocycle February 18, 2021 12:59 am $1,300
grasscutter96 February 18, 2021 12:59 am $1,200 Auto
grasscutter96 February 13, 2021 8:16 pm $1,199
Bratello February 13, 2021 8:16 pm $1,099 Auto
Bratello February 12, 2021 7:49 am $1,000
Auction started February 6, 2021 6:01 pm
Subscribe
Notify of
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

Alaska/Hawaii:
Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

Canada:
We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$1,500 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Iconic Motorbike Auctions