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MZ Brand History
MZ is a German motorcycle company which was founded in 1906 when Jorgen Skafte Rasmussen acquired a factory previously used for manufacturing clothes. Although the company was founded in 1906, the first major event in its history took place in 1917 when MZ, which actually stands for Motorradwerk Zschopau, released the first steam-powered car. Dubbed Dampfkraftwagen, the vehicle is mostly known under the DKW trademark.
Three years later, the company launched the first motor-assisted bicycle while in 1923, MZ changed its name to DKW. In 1928 the motorcycle company purchased the Zwickau factory previously owned by Audi while one year later it became the largest motorcycle company in the world with no less than 60000 bikes launched in the first years of existence.
In 1948, the company changes its name once again, being renamed to IFA while 4 years later, it released the first two stroke shaft drive based motorcycle. dubbed BK350. After a new name change in 1956 to VEB... continue reading MZ history →
Latest News about MZ
German manufacturer MZ has a very long history in motorcycle building, going back to 1906, when the company started. After a long period of time with lots of ups and downs, and even after changing multiple owners and ceasing production for more than one year, MZ is back with very interesting news. MZ are back with... Continue Reading →