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    The Motorcycle works of Zschopau in Saxony was originally DKW's motorcycle factory. Between the 1920s and 30s DKW produced more than a million motorcycles here. After Germany was divided at the end of the Second World War the factory was nationalise and imaginatively renamed MZ.
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    MZ's first bikes were simply rebadged prewar DKWs but they soon developed their own particular style.
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    The original MZ RT125 - a rebadged version of the DKW RT125, the most copied motorcycle in the world.

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    Mid 1950s MZ 250

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    The new improved range - the MZ ES/ET and Trophy, which was the export version.

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    Trophy with sidecar.

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    The eisenschwein (iron pig). A 1992 MZ ETZ. These were a popular cheap bike exported to the UK.

    MZ struggled along after the fall of communism before the company was wound up and sold in 2000 to the Turkish motorcycle company, Kanuni, who have continued manufacturing the late range of MZs. The name MZ was revived however and has begun manufacturing motorcycles and scooters again in Germany. http://www.muz.de
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