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A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« on: November 30, 2010, 03:53:01 PM »
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 04:45:04 PM »
Excellent news! ;D

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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 06:24:37 PM »
If they put a rotary valve on this one again, I will simply have no choice but to buy one.  But considering that the modern buyer is liable to reject anything that's "funny looking" I don't think they would do that.  Still, this is tremendous news from the Maico camp, this is another foot in the door for them to spread out in the market and gain notoriety.


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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 04:48:13 AM »
That is great news, but I fear they missed the boat.  I believe from everything being said, that they should be focusing on a 150cc.  KTM is killing it with theirs. If there were more manufacturers making them, it may make for a great shootout for magazines.  Yamaha has the GTY kit and I could even donate my CR for a weekend. Hee hee.   Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe someday 125s will rule again, but it sure seems like 150 is the way to go.  JMHO.
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 05:19:36 AM »
I understand where you're coming from Chad... it does seem that the 125 is down for the count. But there is a small revolution occurring... more and more people are buying 125 motocross bikes. The Schoolboy class video from the Mini O's shows the difference... you can see and hear the difference between the two-strokes and the four-strokes.

It's only going to grow. At least that's my humble opinion.

Besides, once Maico has the bottom end for the 125 it would not be a huge deal to built a 150 sometime in the future.

Were it not for the crazy rules developed to allow four-strokes to be competitive, we would not have this problem. It's a real shame.
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 08:54:20 AM »
Yup for sure. Shame, but that is what money and greed do.  I'm still waiting for the excuses on why a small 150cc and 300cc won't be allowed this year. I know it is coming, just waiting for the excuses.  Last year it was because the 250 2 stroke would do 3 seconds a lap faster.  And what made me laugh about that, is that 450F's don't do faster lap times than 250F's, so funny how that works. If that is what they say about the 150cc and 300cc's I will laugh my azz off.  Oh, and by the way, if it is because no companies make those bikes, then it should be even easier to pass, instead of harder.  I mean, what would they be scared of, if  "no OEM's make them."  Just pass the rule and see where it falls. But I regress, because we all know what will happen.  "Sorry, maybe next year."
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 11:52:19 AM »
It certainly sounds interesting and I'd love to see it-but-I can't help but notice how all the other manufacturers play it pretty close to the chest when rumours of a new model start circulating until it arrives in short order.It seems with the Maico's you hear about them forever but never see it happen.I'm starting to think they're just an urban legend. :-X
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 02:18:15 PM »
I have to say X2.

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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 02:42:31 PM »
I have to say X2.
It certainly sounds interesting and I'd love to see it-but-I can't help but notice how all the other manufacturers play it pretty close to the chest when rumours of a new model start circulating until it arrives in short order.It seems with the Maico's you hear about them forever but never see it happen.I'm starting to think they're just an urban legend. :-X

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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 03:24:27 PM »
What bikes didn't Maico release?  They are released just not imported into the US by a distributor, other countries did get some.  If you want to import one yourself for a 2010 model I'm sure you can.
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 04:20:19 PM »
What countries did get them?
Australia didn't.
U.S. didn't.
How many where released/sold in Europe???
ALMOST here as of June 14.
http://www.mxnewsfeed.com/article.php?artid=2776
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 04:26:41 PM »
That article is for the 2011 Maicos.  The 2011 Maicos will be released in 2011.
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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 08:37:24 PM »
Same pics used for 2010 model..Maico International site says "Coming soon", It's December.
http://www.maicointernational.com/index.html

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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2010, 08:42:43 PM »
This press release was just released 4 days ago. They plan to release a 2011 bike in 2011.

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Re: A peek into the future... Maico 125 for 2012!
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2010, 08:50:28 PM »
So did they release a 2010 model, or is it going to be released as a 2011 model?