Vintage Maico Special:

Rubric: interesting | 1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Vintage Maico Special:
Vintage Maico Special:

Inside the perfect bikes May. 12, 2009 By Rick Sieman I first saw one of the Rage Maicos on display at an open house at Bill Ramseys Motorcycle Accessory Shop (MAS in Mesa, Arizona).There was a small crowd gathered around the 1981 490 Maico and most of the people just shook their heads and jaws hung wide open. The bike was staggeringly beautiful and the attention to detail was incredible. Later on, I had a chance to talk with Lynn Shoup, owner of Rage Racing ( 602-957-7150 or 602-470-2761) and asked him about the Maicos that he built. He scratched his head a bit, then said: I want to make the bikes perfect. Better than stock. I made a mental note to find out more these Maicos. ...

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Dirt feature: 1982 Maico 490GS-News & Reviews-Motorcycle Trader

Rubric: interesting | 27 May 2015 | Comments Off on Dirt feature: 1982 Maico 490GS-News & Reviews-Motorcycle Trader
Dirt feature: 1982 Maico 490GS-News & Reviews-Motorcycle Trader

13 Jun 2013 | Back in ’82, Welshman Geraint Jones rode this Maico 490GS to victory in the British Enduro Championship – a monument to a time when enduros were truly a test of endurance, and enduro bikes were ferocious but simple machines… Words: Jonathan Bentman Back in the early 1980s, this German-built Maico 490 Mega 2 was a formidable weapon. It ruled motocross, and in the hands of enduro great Geraint Jones, this particular 490 ruled enduro. This bike is, then, the enduro ‘GS’ variant, and on top of that it’s a works example. It won the 1982 British Enduro Championship and it was regular podium-winner in the then European (now World) Enduro Championship. Roll Out ...

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