Jawas, MZs and Urals back home

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As noted earlier, the prices of classic ex-Eastern block machines, motorcycles and cars have been on the rise for a while. That's because enthusiasts are carefully discovering the brands here and because of what they call the “ostalgie” in the former GDR. The kind of longing back to the past.


Now those nostalgic types are at least already westernized in such a way that they can afford that kind of nostalgic 'Spielerei', but still. When it comes to value increases, Jawa is currently leading the way. The early Ogars and Jawa Perak types go - if in top condition - for amounts above the 3.500 euro. Perak also means 'springy' or 'springy'. An 350 cc block in the same frame was called Ogar. That means something of 'fine guy' in Czech. A four-stroke 500 cc Jawa OHC engine is a bargain for 12.500 euros. Our Slovak acquaintance has a friend who recently bought an 500 cc project in Slovakia for 6500 euros. In the meantime, the De Jawa California models have been seriously sought after in their former homeland because they were once only intended for export.

The rest of what used to be the eastern block, still remains clear from a price point of view. But it is now true that there are currently Czechs, Slovaks and residents of the former GDR scouring the European market in the hope of finding their dream bike here for less money than in their home country.

A perfect M72 10 mille will soon cost

And who ever thought that?

For the time being, the advantage remains that the parts supply will remain good to excellent in the coming years. In the context of overproduction within the economy plan, far too many things have always been made. Such an 80 ton of MZ parts even came to our country after the iron curtain disappeared. And for Jawas and so there is even new chrome reference.

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