TMZ 5.952 Tula Review from Norway

1994 TMZ 5.952 Tula

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 1 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 1 / 10
Handling marks 2 / 10
Braking marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZX-11


Exotic, low performance, but FUN!!


I blew the top gasket several times.

A bearing in the rear wheel wore out


The piston melted once. Then the cylinder was honed and a new one put in. No problems after that.

Small electrical faults have appeared.

General Comments:

The bike is very funny and looks like Donald Duck's car split in two and made up by a mechanic under the influence of psychedelic drugs.

That's what makes it fun. It does not look like anything else.

When it breaks down, it's very cheap to fix.

Great Fun Factor!!! It cost a small fraction of the price of my previous ZX 11, but is almost as fun..

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2005

31st Oct 2005, 10:55


I'm having a Tula beach-bike TMZ 5.952 and am looking for some spare parts. At this moment the clutch is worn, and probably needs replacement of the plates. Also the speedometer cable is missing, but I am more worried about obtaining a replacement clutch... does anyone know where I can get these?

Thanks in advance!

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review