MZ ETZ 250 Review

1984 MZ ETZ 250 from United Kingdom

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership1988
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda 550 four

Summary:

Well thought out practical comfortable bike, but not pretty

Faults:

I got given it as it had been in a small crash and the handle bars and mudguard were bent. New tyres needed as well. Got thru rego and no trouble from there on.

General Comments:

A thoroughly reliable town commuter that did cruise at 70 mph smoothly. Being a two stroke it wasn't that economical at higher speeds, but always got 45 mph regardless of how I rode it.

Barely used any oil from the auto lube tank. I think I only topped it up twice in the two years of running it.

Parts were ridiculously cheap and having a fully enclosed chain meant that it never wore out and seldom if ever needed replacing.

An ugly bike that rode extremely well. I've had about 12 bikes and these MZ's shine above the rest.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2004

16th Jun 2005, 18:54

If these MZ250s are that reliable and dependable, I would like to consider one. I am a man that likes a machine for durability and cheapness rather than performance.

I can`t stand machines that cost huge amounts of money to run that are not practical. I spend most riding time within the confines of a small, densely populated city with congestion problems. Therefore a cheap workhorse is needed.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review