So I recently spent a few weeks working in Havana, Cuba. While I was there I tried to capture the current motorcycle scene with photos. The majority of bikes are small displacement(less than 350cc) and about 50/50 2-stroke and 4-stroke. German-made MZ 250’s are the most common, followed by Suzuki GN125’s and their clones. Most of the bikes are being kept running by any means possible since spare parts are very scarce, mostly due to the US trade embargo.
This Russian-built IZH Jupiter 350 is looking pretty clean!IZH was a weapons manufacturer, producing the well known AK47 Kalashnikov machine guns. They produced over 11 million motorcycles from 1927 up until the end of the Soviet Union.