For many years I ran various MZs as commuter/winter bikes. They were basic, rugged two stroke singles produced in East Germany. There is an active owners club in this country and in 2002 they arranged a trip to the factory for the annual "Emmenrausch" rally. Emmenrausch = MZ euphoria (?)
The rally was held at the new factory at Hohndorf but I had to visit the place where my bikes were made; the old state factory in nearby Zschopau.
|My FJ at the old factory|
|The new factory|
|A sidecar and trailer seems a heavy load for a ETZ250|
|ISDT & road race MZ bikes at the museum in Augustusburg Castle|
|This German guy started out to the rally on his 250 outfit but the engine blew up so he came on this ETZ125 and bought a new engine at the autojumble.|
|My brother wearing a skirt|