Silver Wing Expert
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|Subject: Some MZ two stroke history Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:14 pm|| |
50 years ago: The Ernst Degner story
Super Scooter Rider
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|Subject: Re: Some MZ two stroke history Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:58 pm|| |
Great piece of history - thanks RArch.
Silver Wing Guru
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|Subject: Re: Some MZ two stroke history Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:03 am|| |
Wow Thanks mate.
Bit deeper in actual details than I was aware of.
Imagine what if, if the Easties were a capitalist nation with that technology.
Would the Japanese two strokes gotten as powerful or numerous?
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|Subject: Re: Some MZ two stroke history Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:56 am|| |
I've probably got a few colour photos of the MZ two-strokes bikes raced by Ernst Degner and British rider Alan Shepherd in the 1960's. I took at the motorcycle museum at Schloss Augustusburg. It's a few miles from the now derelict MZ factory at Zschopau, which is the Z in MZ, on a tour of East Germany back in 1988.
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|Subject: Re: Some MZ two stroke history Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:03 pm|| |
Corner at Suzuka race course in Japan named after Degner. Track owned by Honda and built by Soichiro for testing his bikes.