Post Sale Update: This Maico sold for $9,000 after 11 bids on eBay.
One of the most sought-after vintage MX bikes of all time, the Maico 501 was released in 1971 and dropped jaws just because of the displacement. At the time, it was the biggest two-stroke speed junkies could buy.
The 400s were actually better race bikes, but for some people it was impossible to argue with 501cc. If you want more information, head on over to my favorite Maico reference, the “Ultimate Maico Vintage Bike Guide” from Rick Sieman at Off-Road.com.
This specific Maico 501 (VIN: 501357) has been “perfectly restored”…and that’s pretty much all you’ll get from the listing. Sure looks nice, though.
Find this Maico for sale in Friendswood, Texas with bidding up to $5,611 and the reserve not yet met