Maico on the Comeback:

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Maico 500 Enduro

Maico on the Comeback

For those who Maico will also a line of scooters from to 150cc, but plan to market in Europe at first. There’s no serious scooter market

BUT WILL THEY BE ACCEPTED? since the nightmare of infighting of the family in Germany, the fortunes of the Maico motorcycle have up and down, with the emphasis on Various groups including the who destroyed the marque have to bring the Big Flying M back to a of importance, but the efforts have feeble and ill-guided, in general.

it was M-Star, which was nothing but the models renamed, and brought the country by Ted Lapadaikis at Hercules This lasted about two and went nowhere. Then the flitted around from to place, with all of the bikes the old iron with new stickers. the rest of the dirt bike was in the process of making quantum A few …-hard fans bought the and realized they were but re-hashed stuff.

The new concern will be offering the Maico to the world is located in Holland. You got it; is now being made in the Netherlands. strange, does it not? of the information we received is directly Maico Motorcycles N.V.

Schoudermantel 37, 3981 AE Bunnik, The The international phone number is: 31 30 659 44 44 and the FAX is 31 30 659 44 43. The address is Now you know how to them.

But will you want to? Let’s study some of the sent to us:

Maico will two new models: a 250 and a 500, and both be offered in both enduro and versions.

The factory has a new plan provides not only for the development and of a range of cross-country motorcycles, but for a complete range of scooters in 100 and 125 cc versions. In Europe, scooters are very popular.

At present, already has a substantial number of for the 250 and 500 cc models from all over the and this is why they expect to no less than 3,000 and enduro motorcycles, plus a 4,000 scooters for starters. In the season, 4,000 motorcycles leave Bunnik and a total of scooters and light motorbikes be manufactured at Maico’s completely new plant.

Work has been on feverishly at the new Maico factory the past few months on the dirt Although the new machines are basically similar to the previous Maicos, in every part has been new and from scratch. Maico’s are trying hard to build the motocross bike from a of maximum power, while light weight and good

If the numbers are to be believed, the new two-… 500 cc is the most powerful water two-… in its class and puts out 67 at 6,500 rpm. The torque is claimed to be higher and is also more evenly over a range. To achieve this, every engine component has updated.

Thanks to the enlarged manifold, the refined inlet conditions and the electronic ignition, the new motorcycle is now among the most and efficient 500 cc machines available, to the development engineers.

The frame has designed by Maico’s engineers themselves all motorcycle racing — using advanced programs and based on years of experience. The result is a very frame, they say, the Maicos to remain controllable under very arduous The front fork and swinging arm are new and more robust.

The spring preload and two-way can be accurately adjusted both and rear.

The swinging arm is completely new and has high rigidity: in fact the rigidity is now four times as as the old design. In spite of all this rigidity, Maico has also in reducing the weight of the machine. The of a very rigid frame, re-engineered swinging arm and steering bearing should give handling traits.

Details ground and nickel-plated brake in the rear wheel, very and silent running gears, and all parts are ceramic-coated. Many have been cut in house via CNC machining, which should consistency in quality that Maicos never had.

high quality parts are by big names. Among them are Domino, Regina, PBR, Goodridge, Marzocchi, Mikuni, and Magura.

Appearance-wise, the new Maicos are a red, black and white As you can see from the photos, they great! Slim and trim is the the new plastic tank and the lengthened are now narrower and are positioned somewhat for a better ergonomic riding From 1999 onward, red, white and black also adorn their 500 cc factory motocross team.

Preparations for taking part in and international competitions are well way. In both the 250 cc and 500 cc classes is in discussion with a number of Maico wants to use the factory not only to secure greater of the Maico, make but also to out new developments and ideas in practice.

versions of the 250 and 500 cc machines are not simply bikes with a few parts on. The gear box, the gearing the frame, the ignition, carb, and suspension have all been for enduro work. The enduro will cost slightly than the MX version. Interested can contact Maico for a list of which already comprises 14

Initial supplies will at be limited: orders are by subscription and machines will be delivered in the in which orders are received. The new 250 and 500 cc are the starting point for a complete of bikes. The company is also hard on a 380 cc version, also in and Enduro variants.

Still, the remains: after all that’s down, is the world ready to the new Maicos, or will it just go in history as a mere curiousity and a on the scope. Since the Dutch seems to be very organized and have some money them, chances look We’ll try to arrange a test and see if of the old magic is still there.

Stay tuned!

TECHNICAL MAICO 500 500 Cross and 500 Enduro

2 strokes, 1 cylinder


Exhaust HGS

Bore/Stroke 86.5 x

Displacement 499 cc

Engine Power 67 hp at rpm

Carburetor Mikuni TM 38

Transmission 5

Ignition PVL for MX — SEM for enduro


Front suspension Magnum 50

Front wheel 305 mm

Rear suspension Twin

Rear wheel travel 320 mm

Brake Brembo, 220 mm Disc/single, piston

Front Brake 260 mm Disc/double floating piston

capacity 9.5 liter

Wheelbase mm

Ground clearance 388 mm

Seat 960 mm

Weight 100 kg/MX — 111 kg


Engine 2 strokes, 1

Cooling Water

Exhaust HGS

67 x 70mm

Displacement 250 cc

Engine 53 hp

Carburetor Mikuni TM 38

Transmission 5

Ignition PVL/MX model SEM Enduro model


Front suspension Marzocchi 50

Front wheel travel 305 mm

suspension Twin link

wheel travel 320 mm

Rear Brembo. 220 mm Disc/single floating

Front Brake Brembo, 260 mm floating piston

Tank 9.5 liter

Wheelbase 1480 mm

clearance 388 mm

Seat height 960 mm

97 kg MX model — 109 kg Enduro

Maico 500 Enduro
Maico 500 Enduro
Maico 500 Enduro

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