MZ Baghira Enduro — 2002

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MUZ Baghira 660 Enduro

MZ Baghira Enduro —

I have to start this test with a confession. actually owned an MZ — in I’ve owned two in my long as a motorcyclist. Why should that be a

Well, let’s be honest, for years MZ was a marque associated cheap and cheerful commuter Bikes with single-cylinder engines that produced a ring-ding engine sound and a of blue smoke to go with it. came with a paper bag for the to wear over his head.

Now all has changed. Glenn Le Santo his leg over the exotically named to find out if the MZ factory really has into the new age.

After the of Germany the East German was introduced to the full glare of and modernised. The products were into the late 20th and the Baghira, with its Yamaha-derived four-… engine is a perfect of the continuation of this progress.

The thing you notice when you this bike is how bloody it is. I’m a six-footer and if you want to the Baghira Enduro you’ll to be tall. If you don’t have the of excess inseam then at one of the lower seat models in the MZ range instead.

But this is the off-road model and as it can justify the 930mm seat to give it the necessary ground and suspension travel for work in the Once you’re underway it hamper you, but should you to put your feet down, or the bike around in a car park, feel that altitude.

The thing that’ll strike you is how many quality names are on this machine. WP Suspension, tyres, Yamaha engine and Grimeca brakes. The bike is with the motorcycle equivalent of labels.

And it’s no parts-bin either; the parts all fit together and together well. The build is excellent, including stainless pipes and silencer; the bike feel like a budget in any way.

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On the this initial impression is the big 660cc liquid-cooled, single motor, chunters away If the engine looks familiar because it’s been previously in a number of road and Yamahas. It’ll pull low down and it’ll also rev all the way to the ton!

It’s not silky smooth, but do you expect from a big single? At the time it’s no jackhammer, and flat out you can still hold the handlebar grips. Anyone ridden a single from the past, such as any BSA 500, know that this is

The suspension is biased for off-road Push it hard and the long forks will start to Even when riding it as a bike, and there’s something this bike that you want to really ride it, the isn’t alarming. You learn to the feedback and I actually found it fun the bike to the edge and getting the walking around a bit.

It a refreshing change from a bike with more than I can possibly use on a country

The Pirelli MT60 tyres are suited to road use, silly lean angles and start to drift if you really the p***. Riding around on a back road is great fun on the Conversely, they are absolutely on anything more than a mild off road stuff. up a hard-packed farm track, on a made up of stones in dry chalk, the gripped pretty well.

But on grass or loose mud the rear just spins up and the front wherever it pleases. I soon got trouble when attempting to get the up a mild slope for photography. The refused to grip and we had to manually the 170kgs bike up the slope.

A of more dirt oriented might be a better idea on a with an ‘enduro’ label.

The brakes feel a little at first, but this is has a lot to do with the 280mm travel off-road When you pull the front lever in hard the bite the single front stopper the suspension to dive like a being shelled by a destroyer. robs the rider of the ‘brick-wall’ you get squeezing the lever on any modern

But actually the bite is there, and the is doing a good job, you have to re-calibrate your brain to cope with all suspension travel. The rear has plenty of power and a surprising of feel, very useful for the rear end out on the loose stuff.

the suspension is specifically tuned to work, it can actually be very on today’s appalling roads. The forks and single rear WP soak up the all-too-regular cracks and thrown at you on any English country I didn’t get a chance to take the into the city but I reckon it make a great commuter as long as you have long for getting your foot down at greasy junctions.

The height might give a touch of vertigo but being to see over traffic can be a great aid in town riding. Again, the will be useful for coping those potholes and the brakes are powerful enough for dealing the ‘sorry I didn’t see you’ The punchy engine gives of poke for the traffic light prix and the 100mph top speed is enough, even for a bit of dual commuting.

MUZ Baghira 660 Enduro

The super-light clutch and sweet gearbox further aid the bike’s to cope with fun or work

The engine, which comes to MZ of Yamaha, is a gem. It’s quick on pick up and revs hard for a 660cc single. is proven; this motor has around the block and back.

pipes exit from the valve head to help the dispense exhaust gasses This multitude of valves a big part in the engine’s ability to rev and breathe deeply. Although in the steel tube frame, the is well within the comfort thanks to a single balancer-shaft in the motor.

A 500 mile day might the rider a bit of white-finger but the thinly and steeply angled saddle have beaten your and balls into submission before that happened!

The MZ has a growing band of bikes for its market segment, not least of all a of alternatives within the MZ stable. The Moto version would suit those who have no of ever taking the bike off With smaller wheels, suspension and thus a lower height it’ll also be a choice for shorter riders.

How does it compare to the competition other marques? The answer is it doesn’t have the kudos of a CCM or a KTM in the ‘SuperMoto’ class, but it does the build quality and on price it hands down.


Overall length/width/height: 2300mm/850mm/1290mm

1530 mm

Castor angle: 28

MUZ Baghira 660 Enduro
MUZ Baghira 660 Enduro
MUZ Baghira 660 Enduro
MUZ Baghira 660 Enduro

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