An incredibly reliable and advanced piece of motoring, the MZ 125 SM is one of the most fun bikes produced by the German manufacturer. Either you like the Blizzard or the Elegance version (both are new for 2008), the bike will become a great initiator in the wonderful worlds of trail and street riding, leaving your schoolmates well behind.
MZ is used to offering variety even though mechanically the bike is very simple. You will wonder how that happens when the 125cc engine develops an impressive 15 HP, but the answer is “German engineering my friendz”!
In its all versions, Blizzard, Elegance, Gangsta, Mig, Twin Color, Cup Replica or Further models, the SM will more or less stand out, but it will definitely perform.
First introduced in 2001, the off-road motorcycle wasn’t different almost at all from let’s say the simple version of today, the interesting part consisting in the addition of new models. Styling was virtually all that came in as new because the 124cc single-cylinder four-stroke remained the same. Fed through carburetor and mated to a six-speed gearbox, the powerplant proved perfect for this ride.
The Mastiff made a very good figure in 2005 when it was first produced and marketed as it made virtually the same bike look more massive and attractive.
A year later, the first moto to suit the seasons street wear made its entry. The Gangsta, as it was called, featured a matte-black color combined with red rims so it is easy to identify it in the line-up because it does so today.
The MZ SM Mig and Cup Replica were presented in 2007 followed by the Blizzard and Elegance models this year.
2008 MZ 125 SM Elegance
Ever since its introduction the MZ 125 SM hasn’t been radically restyled or modified, but that is only because the enduro look was achieved from the start, leaving designers with the simple task of adding or removing color schemes as they preferred and so obtaining another version for the lineup.
As a result, for 2008 we have the Blizzard, a trail bike that looks like it announces the cavalry has arrived and the Elegance version available in black, blue and red. But apart these two special versions, also available are the SM Gangsta (featuring handprotectors, engine protectors and black-mat paintjob with red rims), SM Mig (grey color), the twin color SM (red-black, orange-black), the SM Cup Replica (black, pigmented) and the Further models (featuring sticker design in the colors black/white or red/white or silver and anthracite).
It has the look of European enduro motorcycles which stand as a combination between Supermoto and Motocros and that is what attracts the fans here in the U.S., but the MZ are also quite popular on the old continent also due to their design.