Different Strokes

Here at Classic Corsa we work on a huge variety of classic bikes. And today is no exception.
On the bench we have a very tastefully built Moto Guzzi SP1000, which is in for a new clutch , and an MZ 250, with gearbox problems and electrical issues.
Our top Polish Mechanic Ryzsard isn’t too keen on MZs because, back in the days of the Iron Curtain, all the East German bikes sold in Poland were 3rd best quality, whereas bikes exported to the West were always given the best parts.
He says at the time in the Eastern Bloc you either rode 4-strokes or 2-strokes and if you had an MZ it was akin to mods and rockers. Apparently the two types of rider didn’t mix.
Two very different machines, both interesting to work on, which we’ll sort out so their owners will enjoy them in their own way.

Published by ClassicCorsa

Classic Corsa is a dedicated service for owners of cherished older motorcycles, under the personal supervision of Mike Russell de Clifford, the founder and Managing Director of Moto Corsa Motorcycles

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