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Actually I was hoping you could tell me the year and model of this Maico. My grandfather left it to me when he passed and I know little about it. Thanks… Mikel

  • Manufacturer: Maico
  • Model: ???
  • Engine:
  • Year:
  • Decade: 1960s
  • Machine Type: Road

4 Responses to “1960s Maico”

  1. Hello Mikel , The motor cycle that you have looks very much like a model of a Monark ,which was sold and assembled in Sao Paulo , Brazil in the late 1950′s and early 60′s . These bikes were marketed by Bicicletas Monark SA . The engines they used were of two capacities 125cc and 250cc , made by JAWA . These bikes are rare in Brazil nowadays as sales and production ceased in the late 1960′s . More than this I can’ I can’t tell you . Regards Ian Ross

  2. Roger Bean (UK) on October 28, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    Hi – It is a Maico ‘Blizzard’ 250cc. The ‘Earles’ type front suspension indicates up to 1958.
    A good restoration project by the look of it.
    Regards,
    Roger (UK)

  3. Roger Bean is correct. It is a Maico Blizzard. I had a new 1957 model and loved it. It was heavy but handled well and did not break. Starting was a bitch but once running it was pretty quick for its size and weight. It needed a 12 volt system. I wish I could find one today as it would be a hoot to ride in Moto Giro events.

  4. Yes it is the exact copy of my 1958 250 Blizzard. Refered to as a 250 cc round barrel 2 stroke engine. An old mechanic told me that they called a nick name of “MAICO BREAKO”.
    I asked why and he said that the 2 stroke fired at TDC and would run as well backwards as forwards! So if it backfired and you dumped the clutch out instead of easing it, it would shoot out backwards and throw you over the bars! there seems to be some credence to that theory since I have 2 tanks and they both had the same exact VERY BAD dents right in front like the triple tree hit it.
    I have been working on mine for over 20 years now on and off. A note to recall as you work on it, is that the chain is no longer available as well! you will have to find a similar set of drive sprockets and drill to match with a chain that is available.

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