1968 MAICO MC125
WHAT THEY COST
This Early Years of Motocross Museum bike was restored by
Eldon Blasco and is valued at $8000.
There was an MC125 version for motocross, an MD125 version
for road race and a GS125 for enduro.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Parts are very difficult to find, so look for a complete machine.
Some parts can be sourced from Northwest Maico, Speed &
Sport or Maicowerks.
adjusted, the Maico transmission was as sweet as any
available in 1968. The 54mm by 54mm bore-and-stroke
engine produced a claimed 21 horsepower (most likely
in road race spec). During this time frame, rotary valve
engines, with the carb mounted on the side of the crank,
had the most potential.
Unfortunately, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, there
were no 125 World or AMA 125 National Championships
to showcase the littlest Maico. But, it goes without saying
that if there had been a 125cc class in the FIM World
Championships or AMA Nationals, Maico could have won
it with its road-race-powered tiddler.
Was it too much too soon? By the time the AMA 125
National Championship series started in 1974, Maico had
lost interest in the 125 class. Less than 10 MC125s were
ever imported into the USA.