View Full Version : MZ Skorpion 660

11-30-2011, 11:28 AM
Anyone have an MZ or other bike with the Yamaha 660 5V single and want to talk about them? I'm loving my Skorpion and wanted to see if there were any TWT's that had a similar power plant or had experience with them. After it's all said and done my bike will be an under 300lb bobbed cafe racer with about 65hp at the rear wheel and boat loads of torque, perfect for the hill country runs. :clap:

11-30-2011, 11:43 AM
No, but I'd love to see some pictures.

Gravel Guy
11-30-2011, 12:14 PM
No, but I'd love to see some pictures.

11-30-2011, 01:46 PM
Well it's a work in progress but here's a pic of her good side and a pic of a bike that inspired me. My MZ was a touring bike with a full fairing when I got her but as much as I've been tinkering with the carbs and such, I got tired of dealing with the fairings and decided to go cafe style. I want as little on the bike as is possible, very clean with almost nothing behind the tank.

11-30-2011, 02:01 PM
As of now, I've got a 686cc jug and 11:1 Weisco waiting to go in it along with a Stage 1 Hot Cam. That, as well as the intake and exhuast mods already done should put me in the 55 to 60 rwhp range. Power wheelies through 2nd gear should be no problem. Later will come the head work which will give me at least another 5 hp and if I'm feeling generous, a couple of Mikuni flatsides should put me safely over 70.

Gravel Guy
11-30-2011, 02:59 PM
I like it! :thumb:

11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
Me too.

12-04-2011, 09:29 PM
I owned one 3 bikes ago. See my blog

I had a 660 Traveller. Loved the bike. Traded it in on a BMW R100LT which costs be a bucket load of money to keep going. Now have a 1200 Bandit. Wish I had not have traded mine 660 in.

12-04-2011, 11:11 PM
I can't believe that MZ wasn't successful selling them in the states. They were cheap and everyone that I talk to that has had one has very fond memories. Couldn't ask for a more reliable bike either. Mine went on a 7000mi journey from Anchorage to Austin in the year or two before I purchased it and it's still going strong at 35,000. I think one of the oil seals on a valve is leaking a bit but nothing that's noticeable after 30 seconds of warm up. I can't wait to look at the cylinder when I swap it out for the big bore. :rider: I also found a slick seat that I'm trying to purchase but getting in touch with a Czech web business is proving difficult. Here it is on a Skorpion in track trim. Just a few mods. :) Smokin!!!

12-05-2011, 07:11 AM
I owned one 3 bikes ago.... I had a 660 Traveller. Loved the bike....

I sure eye-balled many a photo of the Traveller back in the late '90's, but never found an opportunity to ride one. I still think I would've enjoyed it.