Maico Blizzard

(photo Alyn Vincent)

 

 

 

Make Model

Maico Blizzard

Year

1955 - 62

Engine

Two stroke, single cylinder

Capacity

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

Exhaust

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

Max Power

11 kW / 15 hp
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Transmission 

4 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Chrom Molybdän Rohr

Front Suspension

Hydraulic shock absorbers

Rear Suspension

Swing arm with springs

Front Brakes

Drum

Rear Brakes

Drum
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.