2005 MZ 1000S — Motorcycle USA

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MZ 1000 S

2005 MZ 1000S


You may not realize it but MZ has been around for a long time. In fact, the company has been around the beginning of the motorcycle itself, as an engine supplier beginning in Then known as DKW (Dampf-Kraft-Wagen), the began producing complete in 1925.

DKW annually produced of its 2-… powered motorbikes 1925 and 1930, becoming one of the manufacturers to build motorcycles on a mass-production level and growing to be the company claims was the world’s motorcycle manufacturer at the time.

DKW amazing success in competition out of the gate, winning 45 championships in all of racing, including Grand from 1922 through Three decades after the inception, the name was changed to Zschopau or, more simply, MZ. like Ewald Kluge, Fugner, Alan Shepard, Braun and Mike Hailwood just some of the riders who victory aboard the German-made

Following the collapse of the Berlin and the reunification of Germany, MZ looked the European Bloc and outward at the market for the next half-century. in 1996, the Malaysian company Leong Industries stepped in to an injection of capital that propel MZ to new levels of success on the floor, beginning with the 660cc Yamaha-powered Skorpion. bikes have been the of this proud company the start, but in response to the changing of consumers around the world, MZ and built its first large-displacement the MZ 1000S.

The 1000S is built a 998cc inline-Twin powerplant in a double-tube trellis chrome-moly and clothed in slippery bodywork by the same engineer that the F-117 Stealth Fighter.

On the race track the motor of MZ felt even better it did on the street. The seamless powerband it easy to pour on the power on exits.

Although the bike has available in Europe for some the big MZ is just now arriving on these MCUSA was offered an opportunity to the latest version during the MZ1000S’s introduction at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona.

At glance the bike is a beautiful of machinery. It exudes German from its aerodynamic front with its quartet of projector headlight tucked neatly to its bulbous tank and angular section, all the way down to the powder-coated and trick 3-spoke wheels. Its ergonomics tip its hand that it has a sporting bent, although it a bit on the portly side with a weight of over 500 lbs.

the technical briefing conducted by MZ America Manager John we were informed that the is designed to be a sport-touring motorcycle an emphasis on sport. An interesting back at MZ history followed, and our in the new model was piqued.

Although the press launch was held at a track, the bike came with its OEM-spec sport-touring tires, so there would be no lap broken on this day. that pressure off, the and curvy F.I.R. road proved to be a nice venue in to divine the bike’s strong and shortcomings.

On the track, the softly 1000S offered a smooth The inline-Twin motor doles out its in a linear fashion with no surge of power anywhere in the rev If the revs are kept above rpm, the bike accelerates fine for a sport-tourer.

Its 6-speed transmission is precise, it engages with a clunk in the gears.

The black version of the has a very stealthy look to it. I liked this scheme the because it gave the bike a bit of an aggressive look than the model.

Slowing down was thanks to the 320mm front and 4-piston Nissin calipers out a twin-piston caliper on the rear on a 243mm disc. The front do an excellent job of slowing the massive down from triple-digit Initial bite is soft, is good because the spongy would have suffered of it.

Sorting out the soft suspension for the turned out to be an exercise in futility. The adjustable 43mm Marzocchi seemed underdamped and undersprung for work, no matter the attempted Even when I sampled the unit that was dialed in for Rider magazine’s rep, I it was too soft to encourage anything over a spirited pace.

Its end felt vague, perhaps due to a of compression damping, so I never felt confident pushing it on the track. Then again, as we reminded, this bike was to pull duty on the street as a mount, not a track bike.

all this complaining, I had a great riding the 1000S. It was very and, more importantly, even after hours of riding. Swapping the bike side to side in the quick was about the only place I really feel the mass of the resisting, but it’s nothing to whine about.

The pegs are high enough to from being ground and the relatively high bars my troublesome lower back aching. Wind protection is at full tuck, and all the gauges and were right where I them to be (unlike that German manufacturer’s bikes).

Highway 88 curves its way through the Desert. The MZ 1000S proved it is a sporting machine while up miles of the 88 during our test

Upon reflection, it was clear to me this bike was capable of anything the average human ever expect out it on the track. But it is not a pure sportbike. Now all I needed to was how it worked on the street.

MZ says the to be a touring machine with a influence, so I decided to put the claims to the by spending an extra day in Phoenix to put a few street miles on the big Twin, to answer some of the questions were lingering in my mind the track day.

My test came equipped with MZs soft luggage, which a little bit on the smallish side, ample storage space for all our sundry items on this Larry Williams from magazine were gracious to equip my passenger/photographer/sister Andrea and with some cool-weather gear so that we didn’t our tails off in mountains outside of the of the Sun. With our bags full of cameras, jacket energy bars and water it was time to head out.

The day trip would take us out the Hwy 88 past the  Lost Mountains and beyond to the popular destination of Canyon Lake and Flats. The first leg of the journey was an or so of two-up riding on the 360 freeway east away from the and bustle of metropolitan Phoenix and out the savage lands of the Sonoran

The bike soaked up freeway imperfections like a trooper, a very comfortable ride the normally bumpy stretch of and concrete. Just as I thought, the fork and Sachs shock themselves during this segment. There was minimal in the bars until the speedo 80-plus mph, which is good news for people on spending significant time from point to point on the MZ.

or no vibes reach the bars 80 mph.

MZ 1000 S
MZ 1000 S

The silver version of the really does looks with the sun shining on it though. here the right-side drive and the cast aluminum wheels are just a couple points of that separate this from the competition.

The mirrors are all but though. They offer a unobstructed view of traffic but they must be soaking up all the the big 96mm pistons produce they never stop blurry.

Once in the Superstition canyon, the 1000S performed duty with authority. It a line without wavering, was easy to muscle from to side, and offered enough of its power to keep me grinning. The extra mass was not quite as on the street as it was on the track. and it felt of Suzuki’s TL1000R but with torque.

My major complaint that during the street ride was serious driveline lash at speeds. The 1000S first this problem when we caught behind a line of traffic with nothing but corners for miles ahead. It was in this situation that the revealed this nasty

It chugged annoyingly at low rpm in first prompting my passenger to ask if something was with the bike.

A call to contributor Neale Bayly, who to have a long-term MZ1000S in his confirmed this was not an isolated His solution was to fit a larger rear of his MZ test mule to provide a lurchy ride and a little low-end grunt that the bike is missing. Read 2004 MZ 1000S First for another perspective, if you so feel the

The 2005 MZ 1000S gets well deserved rest a full day of Sport-Touring duty. The Lost Dutchman State provides the amazing backdrop.

I found the look of the MZ a little on the side of appealing. It just to be missing the verve necessary to it truly stand out in a sea of cafe’-style If it was stripped of all the front bodywork and with a wicked looking headlight and a set of Renthal bars and directly at the street-fighter segment, these styling issues be such a point of dissention for me.

MZ just such a machine at the Intermot show, so we’re it to be the next version of this to hit our shores.

So the question is: What is the MZ The answer is simple. It is an alternative to the sport-touring bikes we see all the time. It is and it’s not ashamed to admit it. Its motor offers a seamless of useable power and its ergos are comfortable.

And its tubular frame is as unique as the fighter-inspired bodywork, so it will be confused with any other

If we had a 1000S of our own, we’d put a rear sprocket on to alleviate its driveline lash and figure out how to on the buzzy mirrors. After some suspension tuning be in order. Once these changes were completed, bike would be much

As it is in stock trim, the MZ1000S is a sport-touring machine. If you are in the market for an S-T and are not the of person who is real happy you roll up to your favorite spot only to see 4 or 5 bikes match your own parked out then you should take a at the 1000S. Its user-friendly power, riding position, unique competitive $10,995 price and 2-year warrantee make the MZ a bike worthy of consideration.

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