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Maico (Pfaffingen, 1926-1983)

The MAICO (Maisch motorcycle production began in Some light bikes ILO engines were built the second world war.

the war, the business boomed the introduction of the first self engine, a 123cc onecylinder Mass production of the M 125 started in One year later the M 150, a 125, was added to the production

These models were with a new rear suspension in (M 126 and M 151).

The M 175 (1951-1953) was a strong and bike and very successful at

The 1953 FANAL was the first with a fourspeed gearbox. The new M 200 was in 1953; it had a 197cc onecylinder with 11 HP.

1954 was the year of new models: the M 175 S, the M 175 T, the PASSAT 175, the M 200 S and the M 200 T introduced that year.

The exciting MAICO TAIFUN had a design with large panels. It was available with a 19HP two cylinder two-stroker 1953-1956 and with a 395cc engine from 1954 to

The sporty BLIZZARD was built 1955 to 1964 with a cylinder 247cc 14HP engine.

Scooters like the and fat MAICOMOBIL and the fast MAICOLETTA built in the fifties

Maico the German army with all-terrain bikes, the M 250 B (B=Bundeswehr) in the

The Maico all-terrain bikes of the were very successful at For the street, they built the MD 50, the MD 125 and the MD all with a special intake = turning disk with for better timing of fresh mixture). The last versions of the MD 250 water-cooled (MD 250 WK).

Unfortunately, went out of business in 1983.

Maicowerk A.G. was founded in originally assembling 98 and 123 cc Ilo two … After World War II the West motorcycle manufacturer began its own unit construction two … selling engines and complete Maico (pronounced MY-co, to Kaiser) made a brief into the automobile business their own line of microcars in the 1950s.

Maico have made Go kart engines.

The motorcycles were named winds. ‘Blizzard’ ‘Typhoon’ but the company was better known for its Motocross and Enduro machines, and for its motor scooter, both of sold in higher numbers the road motorcycles.

Maico (MC) and enduro (GS) models proved very in both European and American throughout the 1970s. While the financial capital and big money backing like that of the factories of Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki, Maico riders as Adolf Weil, -ke Jonsson and Bauer proved to be a serious to the Japanese factories and produced top three finishes in both and US Championship motocross competitions.

U.S. publication Motocross called the 1981 Maico 490 the greatest open-class motocross of all time. The 1974.5 400cc and GP, and 1981 490cc models with any year 501cc bike are some of the most vintage MX and twin-shock motorcycles to day.

Maico MD 250 WK
Maico MD 250 WK

Maicowerk AG filed for in 1983 but continued to produce numbers of motocross and enduro (re-badged as M-Stars in the United due to legal issues) up through Subsequent manufacturers have the brand name and applied it to own limited production motorcycles. open-class dirt-bikes are still produced under the Maico

The ATK Intimidator dirt-bike (reportedly the powerful production 2 … available aside from own bikes) features a Maico

One of the largest contributions to the world of suspension technology came in the season when the Wheelsmith team in the USA and the Gunther Schier in Europe forward-mounted the rear on the Maico works bikes, increasing the travel and ability to the competition. This initiated a effort on the part of factory and privateers alike; chopping up frames in a desperate attempt to competitive.

The Maicowerk AG company went out of in the 1980s and its assets were over by a Dutch company.

The motor scooter of the 1950s was one of the motor scooters produced by any until the modern era. The was a single cylinder 247cc port 2-… (an export featuring a 277cc engine was produced for use with a sidecar), four foot-operated gears, chain drive, centrifugal fan and electric start. This was to a tubular frame built on principles with long telescopic forks and 14-inch

The Maicoletta had a top speed of greater 70 mph, comparable with 250cc motorcycles of the time. In the most scooters such as Lambretta, were 125cc to with 8-10 inch and a top speed of 55 to 60 mph, so the expensive but and comfortable Maicoletta developed a amongst scooter club

By modern standards the brakes front and rear) leave to be desired, but compared to those of scooters from the period, the are not inferior.

Pendulum starter An Bosch 6v ‘pendulum’ electric system was fitted, which was advanced for the 1950s, and about there are a number of common When activated, instead of the crankshaft the starter used the coils on the shaft to rock it and forth under the control of on the crankshaft.

These cams contacts in the generator to trigger a switch in the Control box that the crankshaft direction at the end of each This gives the impression of the continually bouncing back and against compression, when

A separate set of ignition points the spark plug in the forward only, and when this the mixture in the cylinder the engine to rotate normally, the starter is and the normal ignition system over. The advantage of this is that the starter does not to force the crankshaft to turn against compression, so less is required from the 6volt Its disadvantage is the unusual number of which can be difficult to adjust.

The reversing switch contacts to wear out with extended use and can be difficult to get repaired, hence the reputation for requiring roll later in life.

Maico MD 250 WK
Maico MD 250 WK
Maico MD 250 WK
Maico MD 250 WK
Maico MD 250 WK
Maico MD 250 WK


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