Originally Posted by nachtflug
they (the japs) were in totally uncharted waters and their progress in models shows how quickly they were learning. so my guess is that the answer to that is that the bikes were well received given the alternatives of something big and heavy from England or something light and cheap from Japan.
Don't forget reliable
Maico's usually had to be dialed in after every moto. The Jap bikes, you just changed the plugs.