2001 MZ Skorpion Traveller

SOLD FOR: $3,450

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on February 2, 2022

Winner: Scotty

Winning Bid: $3,200
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,450

Description

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2001 MZ Skorpion Traveller. 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).

Packing 48 horsepower, the Skorpion utilizes the engine and electrical systems from a Yamaha XT660. It was available in several flavors – the Sport, the Cup, the Replica, the Tour, and the Traveller – the last of which was fully faired and offered with Hepco & Becker hard bags.


Manufactured in May of 2001, this example is VIN: SNZ6TE20617506589. The seller acquired it eight years ago from a private party in the Northwestern US.

During his ownership, the seller covered five miles. He then drained the fuel, removed the battery, and put it on display in his collection – he owns four Skorpions.

The odometer shows 3,973 miles.

Modifications:
This Skorpion Traveller is completely stock.

The seller states that there are no cosmetic blemishes or mechanical issues. “After I received the bike, the rear tire had a slow leak. I found a nail in the tire so I replaced it with a new Metzeler equivalent.” He also installed a new battery and changed the oil/filter. In preparation for the auction, the seller installed a new battery and added fuel to the tank for the running video shown up top.

The sale includes the owner’s manual, original paperwork, wiring diagrams, and service information for the Hepco & Becker bags.

Currently located in Hebron, Ohio, this MZ is offered on a clean Ohio title. Have any Skorpion stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Hebron, Ohio

Year

2001

Make

MZ

Model

Skorpion

Mileage

3,973

VIN

SNZ6TE20617506589

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Ohio

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/SNZ6TE20617506589.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Scotty

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Scotty February 2, 2022 9:19 am $3,200
fly8s February 2, 2022 9:16 am $3,100
Scotty February 2, 2022 9:16 am $3,050 Auto
Scotty January 31, 2022 7:22 pm $3,000 Reserve
Scotty January 31, 2022 7:22 pm $2,550 Auto
Scotty January 31, 2022 3:59 pm $1,800
BillyB January 31, 2022 3:59 pm $1,700 Auto
BillyB January 31, 2022 8:36 am $1,600
justinawhile January 31, 2022 8:36 am $1,500 Auto
justinawhile January 30, 2022 12:45 pm $1,300 Auto
fly8s January 30, 2022 12:45 pm $1,200
justinawhile January 27, 2022 5:04 pm $1,100
witttom January 27, 2022 8:18 am $1,000
Auction started January 26, 2022 8:23 am
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