1969 MZ ES 250/2 / Martin Kersting

n the pantheon of oddball motorcycles, the MZ ES reigns supreme. Built in the former German Democratic Republic, it was nicknamed the TV lamp on account of the enormous square headlight.

Owner Martin Kersting cheerfully describes the styling of his daily rider as awful. But he’s lavished considerable care upon this oldtimer, restoring it and making a few subtle upgrades: a modern 12V ignition system, a new carburettor and military-style seating — via Bike EXIF

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