version 2.01 8 february 2023
In February 2022 my MZ Skorpion Traveller, bought new in 2000 suffered a catastrophic failure. The frame broke. Fortunately at home as I lifted it onto the centre stand. A plate connects the bottoms of the two main chassis tubes, it broke. A crack that had obviously been a long time developing and probably had it's origins back during manufacture.
Not having the resourses for a major rebuild I sold it on eBay.
In March 2022 I bought a brand new Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
Having a bike for so long, in fact I had this one bike for as long as I owned and rode all my other motorcycles, mean a good picture record.
Did I shed a tear? No. It was a machine, my leasure transport and interest. I moved on.