There is simply no better alternative than the MZ 125 SX for the adventure seeking rider that hasn’t yet graduated from high school, but needs a quick, efficient and fun mean on transportation both on and off the road with all of the qualities needed included: sportiveness, sufficient power taking in consideration the engine’s cylinder capacity, and a spacious riding position.
For 2008 MZ presents the latest version of their 125 SX, the Sixdays ’87. The off-road bike is slightly set apart from the rest of the already known models by featuring hand protectors, engine protectors (steel tube), green frame, black engine covers and silver rims.
But the terrain was already prepared for this late introduction with the Further models which offered the chassis, engine, suspension, brakes…virtually every single nut and bolt on the thing was already previously fitted on other bikes so the styling is what makes the difference.
But the MZ 125 SX has a complete history of such revamps due to the fact that the performance 125cc four-stroke engine and the versatile frame were a big hit ever since 2001 when the bike was first produced and manufactured. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the carbureted engine was efficiently exploited and this off-roader started initiating teenagers.
In 2003, colors available were Green, Black and Red, but the bike remained mechanically the same for the next years of manufacturing.
2005 model year brought the DOHC fuel control system, feature which made the engine even more capable of being ridded long and hard.
Last year, the MZ 125 SX Enduro was introduced as a special version featuring all the goodies that can be found on the Sixdays ’87 model for 2008 ( Hand protectors, engine protector (steel tube), green frame, black engine covers and silver rims).
2008 MZ 125 SX
The 2008 MZ 125 SX definitely has the looks of an off-road bike and although there is a lack of modernity, it is stylish and attractive, reminding us how the Japanese would have built the thing if it was their own.
At the front end, the high fender talks about the bike’s abilities to go over rocks, logs, and difficult terrain and the square headlight above it not only makes it street-legal, but also has a surrounding fairing offering good wind protection for when the rider wishes to open the throttle a little wider.
On the sides, the panels look like sculpted with a cutter as they feature sharp edges but which blend in together with the rest of the exterior components perfectly. Such example is the seat and the side number plates which aren’t separate from the panels.
Through its looks, the German maker intended the SX to look bigger than it actually is and implicit more capable.
The simple version can be painted either green or black while the Sixdays ’87 is white painted and receives red decals.