Z ephyr, Cadet, Capri, MS-18, SM-Racer
Production: 17,035 units
(9,965 to Canada, 7,070 to USA)
Engines: -246ccm Hirth 82R (10 H.P.)
- 292 Hirth 193R (19 H.P.)
-297ccm JLO L297 (17 H.P.)
-300ccm Hirth 191R (19 H.P.)
-317ccm Hirth 192R (20.5 H.P.)
- 372ccm Hirth 200R (23 H.P.)
-493ccm Hirth 220R (27 H.P.)
- 634ccm Hirth 171R (36 H.P.)
-375ccm JLO L380 (24 H.P.)
- Cowling now has two headlights (early models had no resistor so bulbs blew often)
- Bogies now set back down in Zephyr and MS-18
- Zephyr and MS-18 are given 4 sets of bogie wheels as opposed to the previous 3 which gives better track to ground c ontact
- New removable plastic gas tank on all models (big plus)
- Two bar front bumper, Rear bumper wraps around to serve as passenger grip (Cadet uses '68 bumper and grab handles)
- Modern helical design driven clutch now made standard on all but Cadet with clutch gear splined instead of threaded on
- Front track shaft chaincase gear now splined instead of keyed
- Muffler is given even more flexability due to a rubber mount at the handle bar brace
- First factory SM-Racer in '69 was nothing but a Capri with a sport seat, speedometer, and megaphone exhaust. A limited number of regular Capris were built with 500 and 634 Hirth twins.
- Clutch guard now says "Moto-Ski"
- Seat very similar to '68 but pleats go side to side instead of lengthwise on all models but Cadet. It just used a '68 style seat.
- "Zephyr", "Capri", and "MS 18" badges are removable chromed pieces and mount on the sides of the backrest not on the cowling as the above pictures shows