Zschopau, 5. June 2012 – at the traditional location zschopau in the erzgebirge motorrader are built again. After almost three-year preliminary work, the new zschopauer motorcycle brand zpmoto wants to be 29. June present your classic geland machine zpsport 449. The production of a small series should start in september, the market start should be in october, as the company announced on tuesday.
Really from the erzgebirge
The approximately 130 kilograms of heavy zpsport 449 will "completely in zschopau and made by hand", kept it on. Zpmoto is named after the motorcycle city’s initials, the company belonging to funf shareholders in equal parts working in the company. As a consultant, the french designer david negrello acts. With the zpsport 449, for the first time for almost 40 years, a motorcycle manufactured in the village has been used again the coat of arms of the city zschopau, won it.
When the presentation of the presentation was committed to a jubilee of the motorcycle site: 90 years ago, 1922, in the then DKW plant in zschopau the world’s first series production of motorcycles started. To this success story, the successor operation MZ was able to connect to DDR times, with 85.000 machines in the year he was considered a big motorcycle manufacturer in the world. After reunification, the company went bankrupt. Although there were numerous resuscitation attempts, but in the fall of 2008, the then owners from malaysia introduced motorcycle production due to economic difficulties. Since the spring of 2009, the former racer martin wimmer is trying on the restart of the engine works zschopau, most recently, especially with electric scooters.