Maico Blizzard

(photo Alyn Vincent)




Make Model

Maico Blizzard


1955 - 62


Two stroke, single cylinder


177 cc / 10.8 cub in.
247 cc / 15.1 cub in (specifications featured)
277 cc / 16.9 cub in
Cooling System Air cooled

Fuel System

Bing 26mm carburetor


S.E.E.S. system
Starting Kick
Spark Plug NGK B8HVX

Max Power

11 kW / 15 hp
Clutch Wet, multiplate


4 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Chrom Molybdän Rohr

Front Suspension

Hydraulic shock absorbers

Rear Suspension

Swing arm with springs

Front Brakes


Rear Brakes

Wheels Alloy, wire spokes

Fuel Capacity 

9.5 L / 2.5 US gal
Top Speed 115 km/h / 72 mph


Maico named its road bike range after winds and the Blizzard was a conventional two-stroke 250cc unit built in the mid-1950s, offered in both road going, with full weather and lighting equipment, and stripped motocross versions. Notable features of the Blizzard included hydraulic shock absorbers, a softly-sprung frame, swing arm, enclosed chain case and a directly illuminated speedometer. With a top speed of 72 mph, the Blizzard was a strong performer, with excellent acceleration and hill climbing ability and it survived in production from 1955 until 1962. Today Maico motorcycles enjoy a loyal following around the world and certain models are now sought after by collectors, while owners are well supported by various clubs, including one in the UK.