‘Its handling is so responsive that only an expert rider will be able to take full advantage of it. It weighs in at just 234 pounds, a mere 7 pounds more than the CZ250 MX – but it pumps out a scalding 47 horsepower as compared to the 250’s 33! This CZ is not for the feint-hearted!’ And all for a quoted $1,350 FOB West Coast. ‘You get the idea…these ’73 CZs are “rippin'” fast!’
–Petersen’s Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide, 1973 edition
Ceska Zbropjovka, once an arms manufacturer was a branch of the Skoda car company before turning its hand to motorcycle manufacture. Starting in the mid-1960s, CZ was the bike to beat in international motocross, the Czechoslovakian 2-stroke recording six Grand Prix world championships from 1964 through 1969.
The 1974 400cc CZ on offer here, is presented in excellent condition. Fully restored to Falta spec by AMS Racing, Tempe, Arizona, with a rebuild to the engine, powder-coated frame and hubs in OEM rims, rechromed with Barum tires, new Mikuni carb, Terry Cables, Gunnar Gasser throttle, Magura levers, billet front number plate mounts, etc. Falta upgraded features include alloy tank, air shocks, fork legs (with drain plugs), rims, skip fin cylinder, replica pipe, fenders, and footpegs. The bike remains unused since restoration. As such, the bike will need re-commissioning before returning to off-road use, but is easily a trophy contender at concours or racing events.
Sold on a bill of sale.
Frame no. 981.5.002082
Location: Ventura, California