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1981 Maico 490 Mega 2

This motorcycle was expertly restored by former USA Maico rider, Dave Coupe'

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Highlights:

  • 1981 Maico 490 Mega 2
  • Considered by many magazine test riders as one of, if not the best open class motocross bike ever made
  • Power, handling and overall balance was near perfect
  • Maico sold ever one they could manufacture and then in 1982 they release the Alpha (single shock) model which was as big a failure as the Mega 2 was a success
  • Hard to believe that a company could get it so right one year and so wrong the next but it is true
  • 1982 signaled the beginning of the end for Maico as they never recovered as a company from the horrible press in '82, which leaves the '81 as the best Maico, if not the best Open bike ever
  • The motorcycle was sold on Mecum

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