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Maico INTERNATIONAL announces all new UK MADE FRAME AND engine line-up for 2011

Catching the imagination of the global motocross community earlier this year with the release of the 2010 Maico M.M.X., manufacturers, Maico International are on course to produce the most British made motocrosser for over a decade with the 2011 model, which feature a new U.K manufactured engine and frame following a unique tie up with a leading engineering manufacturer for F.1.

DIRT WURX USA is excited to have been chosen as the US importer for MAICO, and we are continuing to work on the process of getting the DOT legalities taken care of to begin importation of the MAICO brand to the US. Stay tuned for updates.

Maico International has spent the best part of the last six months focussing on major development on the new MAICO line. While improvements in the weight, suspension, carburetion, wheels, pipes and small parts have been listed here previously the big news for 2011 is the engine. Working closely with the managing director of the Surrey based company who engineer and manufacture gears and various other exotic mechanical parts for many of the front running Formula One teams, MAICO will be unleashing a range of 5 new two stroke engines in, 250cc, 320cc, 380cc, 500cc and 700cc capacity, all manufactured to the highest standard along with an equally comprehensive range of high end optional upgrades which have been designed to outstrip the competition in terms of power, performance, durability and reliability. The new 250 mill is expected to top 50hp and the monster 700cc should be closing in on the 100hp figure !

An all new frame has also been designed to get the best from the new power-plants. Replacing the rather tired mild steel frame which has not been updated since 1999 the new Chrome Moly version produces cleaner lines and a more slender, lighter, figure and will play host to the well publicised (although slightly modified for 2011) 7020 aircraft aluminium swing-arm and sub-frame while retaining the superb handling characteristics the MAICO brand is so famed for. Standard finish for the new frame will be nickel plated, but it will also be available with a regular painted finish in a selection of colours.

Maintaining their position as standard equipment will be Talon wheels and the Kehin air striker carb which has proved to be a major improvement since its introduction on the 2010 range, along with the silicone hoses and all new H.G.S. exhaust announced earlier this season, several other products are also expected to be announced very soon.

Maico International co-chief Lesley White said “Since the launch of the 2010 bike the response has been solid and steady from around the globe and now we are producing the bikes ourselves entirely in the U.K. We have worked tirelessly to ensure the standard models exceeds expectations and are a cut above the regular mass produced market that everyone has become acclimatized too and with yet more weight-saving introduced for 2011 the new 500 is likely to weigh in at a comparative weight to several other manufacturers 250 two strokes. We have combined this with a list of options, which is likely to read like a who’s who in engineering terms ranging from billet ally engine casings, and other ancillary ally parts to a wide selection of beautifully engineered titanium pieces for both inside and outside the engine, all designed to provide the same level of performance and quality that is delivered to the Formula one Teams.”
Lesley also commented: “For those who may be wondering at our reluctance to name names, due to confidentially agreements which are in place between our engineering company and numerous Formula One teams who naturally want to protect any information regarding the design and development on their cars, we feel it’s very un-ethical to release any further information regarding their identity at this time”.

Pictures and full spec of the full range of 2011 M.M.X Maicos are expected to be released In September.

With lead times expected to be up to nine weeks those interested in securing one of the first 2011 bikes should e-mail: rich@dirtwurx.com, or info@maicointernational.com.

DIRT WURX USA is excited to have been chosen as the US importer for MAICO, and we are continuing to work on the process of getting the DOT legalities taken care of to begin importation of the MAICO brand to the US. Stay tuned for updates.

Also See Earlier Press Release from 02/16/2010

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