The MZ 150 is a direct descendant of the RT 125, a German two-stroke motorcycle made by DKW in Zschopau in the 1930s, IFA and MZ in the 1950s and early 1960s, and DKW in Ingolstadt in the 1950s and 1960s. It was among the last MZs to use "premix" fuel and a 6-volt electrical system.
So successful was the RT 125 design that, after World War II, it was taken as part of as war reparations by the Soviet Union (who produced copies as the M1A Moskva and K-125 respectively). Copies also appeared in Poland under the WFM, SHL 1 and Sokół brands. RT 125 plans were also taken to the UK where they became the basis of the BSA Bantam, and to the USA where they formed the basis of the Harley-Davidson "Hummer".
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1979 MZ TS 150
Engine type MM150/2, single cylinder, 2 stroke, 123 cc (bore 56mm , stroke 58mm), compression ratio 10:1, output 11.5 horsepower, lubrication petroil 33:1, 6 volt electrics, 4 speeds, unladen weight 114 kg, running weight 156 kg, maximum permissible weight 270 kg.