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Just wanted to see if anyone could give me the deal on this bike. Im looking for a street legal supermoto for commuting and fun. so low maintence is a huge plus. Anyone know anything/experince with these bikes...?? ANY info would help...thanks!


2000 MZ Baghira supermoto 660cc.
 

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Lowest maintenance schedule of any (sub-mega) moto. Uses yamaha Raptor 5v 660cc motor. Redlines fairly early, but pulls you all the way there. Came in three SM varieties; Mastiff (dual round headlight version), and two flavors of Baghira (regular and height reduced (HR)), where the HR did not have the full range of front suspension adjustment. Black Panther was the Baghira in (you guessed it!) black. Bikes also came in yellow, red, and grey. Suspension is on-par with KTM, and in fact uses the same rear unit. The bike design and build is very much along this concept, buying many parts from top-name brands, and attaching them to their designed hardware to build the bike (not unusual for Euro SM manufacturers). Steel tubular frame is typical German over-engineering, and could probably withstand being ran over by a tank! However, as one might expect, it comes at the requisite price of heavier weight. Hooliganism is severely capped by this fact.

Now for the business-end of the bike/brand. Two (or so) years ago, MZ felt that the US was not a good market to be in. Also, they had no desire to update their Baggy, and saw the writing on the wall with the revenue loss with each bike courtesy of a waning US dollar. Result is they left, circa 2005/2006, leaving dealers out in the cold, and owners without a source to buy MZ-branded parts. However, the bike is still sold off showroom floors in most of Europe, and there still is a dealer network in place overseas. MZ parts can be had from dealers in UK willing to ship to the US (and they do exist!). Also, the folks at MZRiders.com have accrued a wealth of knowledge on the bike, including a good idea of what parts are attainable in lieu of a local MZ dealership!

The going rate for Baghiras runs in the $2k to $3500 range, with the low sale prices attributed to the lack of dealer support - typical market reaction towards exotics (Vertamati, Vor, TM, etc), however MZs are the real-world (read: not race-bred) usable models.
 

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Just wanted to see if anyone could give me the deal on this bike. Im looking for a street legal supermoto for commuting and fun. so low maintence is a huge plus. Anyone know anything/experince with these bikes...?? ANY info would help...thanks!


2000 MZ Baghira supermoto 660cc.
Buddy I "own" a 05 black reduced high SM Baggy. check out my post, "I think I bought stolen bike" It has been 2 1/2 months and only till today will I be able to clear my title problem...CHECK YOUR VIN...this is recurring issue with MZ..not very organized and this has happened to a few people as I have learned throughout this nightmare of paperwork...

With that said, I paid $3400 for a o5 with 7k miles, scotts steering damper, M4 Can (awesome)....bike is heavy but its a tank...handles awesome though...I have always been into big bikes so I dont mind...engine bullet proof, I even have knobbies on this thing I have had it off road and airborne bud!!! few friends in their 250cc can't believe it when they see this pig flying!!! As your read MZ left the US, but mzriders.com has all the info and support you may need, in fact a list of parts from other bikes that work on the MZ are availables...I have no complaints on the bike EXCEPT the wheelie fator is limited to do yhe weight....nothing a sporcket change will not fix and convert it into a wheelie monster....Saw one in ebay ...an 03 with 5kmiles NOT the SM version but the enduro, its the same just no 17" rims and different break set up, for 2500 no reserve here in miami....

hope this helps bud...+ the bike looks bad azz...something out of mad max.....:bike:
 

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Lowest maintenance schedule of any (sub-mega) moto. Uses yamaha Raptor 5v 660cc motor. Redlines fairly early, but pulls you all the way there. Came in three SM varieties; Mastiff (dual round headlight version), and two flavors of Baghira (regular and height reduced (HR)), where the HR did not have the full range of front suspension adjustment. Black Panther was the Baghira in (you guessed it!) black. Bikes also came in yellow, red, and grey. Suspension is on-par with KTM, and in fact uses the same rear unit. The bike design and build is very much along this concept, buying many parts from top-name brands, and attaching them to their designed hardware to build the bike (not unusual for Euro SM manufacturers). Steel tubular frame is typical German over-engineering, and could probably withstand being ran over by a tank! However, as one might expect, it comes at the requisite price of heavier weight. Hooliganism is severely capped by this fact.
:clap: very good!
 

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If anyone's looking, there's one for sale at a local shop...


PM and I'll see if I can help.
 

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I got one and love it.
Drew pretty much hit the point.
engine parts, break pads, sprokets and a few more parts are no problem to get (and you'll barely need stuff anyway, its robust).
the spokes seem to be a weak point but haven't had trouble yet.
power: enough to have lots of fun, not enough to race profesionaly but yamaha built a long lasting engine: 40K to 60k miles on the bike is not unusual
 

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Follow-up... If you ever need a unique MZ part that is unobtainable here, check out Graham's Motocycle shop in the UK. They have the fiches online (as one might expect), and their shipping costs are entirely reasonable. :)
 

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Drew,

Several posts on MZrider state that the mastiff and the HR Baghira have a shorter swingarm. Is there any truth to that?
 
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