Quick Stats

1978-94, 123cc t/s single, 10hp 60mph 70mpg 240lb

What to Expect

Lacks the 250’s build quality and less reliable, but a cheap way into the learner game, much more reliable and usable than other Iron Curtain hacks. Available as the Alpine, Delux, ETZ (with disc brake and sharper, er, styling) or Lux. Also cheap 150 version (65mph and 70mpg) with same naff styling as early 125; engines will swap. Old ones have self-igniting electrics and exploding gearboxes to add to the amusement. Short-lived but stylish MZ Saxon version priced itself out of the market in 1994.