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Old 06-09-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Maico 700

Toying with the idea of buying one has anyone got any opinions on the bike or experience riding one? Is it ok for single track or more of a desert racer?

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Is it ok for single track
It'd be great for cutting in new single track

As for being fast on single track, I'd reckon 99% of riders would be much quicker on a 250 4stroke.

It'd be a blast on fire trails tho!
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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It'd be great for cutting in new single track

As for being fast on single track, I'd reckon 99% of riders would be much quicker on a 250 4stroke.

It'd be a blast on fire trails tho!
I compared the standard specs ie. wheelbase, seat hight, ground clearence suspension travel and weight and it's about the same as a 250. The only problem is getting 82hp to the ground
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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I compared the standard specs ie. wheelbase, seat hight, ground clearence suspension travel and weight and it's about the same as a 250. The only problem is getting 82hp to the ground
Having the bigger heavier crank spinning around would make it slower trurning too.


Untill ya hit the throttle and 82 hp quickly turns you arse about face!

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Old 06-09-2009, 07:18 PM   #5
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Having the bigger heavier crank spinning around would make it slower trurning too.


Untill ya hit the throttle and 82 hp quickly turns you arse about face!

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Old 06-09-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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Eh? Whoa...

They look awesome...

I'd like to see one in the flesh... I wonder how long they'll be around for?
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Know nothing bout the 700, but the old 501 had some grunt.
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