Wednesday, 7 July 2021

My old bike

 Was sent links to a number of Facebook posts concerning my old silver MZ Skorpion Traveller. I'd owned this bike for 17 years and had it set up for touring, but sold it about 5 years ago when I bought my Triumph Bonneville. The latest owner is building it into a café racer and fitting a Yamaha RD 350 YPVS engine to it! Interesting to say the least!

I've never heard of a Skorpion being fitted with a different engine, so this could be a first.



  1. Always interesting to hear about projects, but I'm not sure what the advantage is of putting a 2-stroke in the Scorpion frame. That said, I had a Scorpion too, and like it, although I never thought the original engine was ideal. I think MZ had originally planned to put a two-cylinder engine in, but for some reason that didn't work out.

  2. You might be thinking of the Kobra 850, a different bike which was to have had the TDM850 engine before Yamaha decided to stop selling MZ engines.