Motocross fanatics will tell you that nothing this side of a factory bullet handles as well as a Maico. Ride the new Mag-3, with a larger fork and more suspension travel than ever, and you just may become a believer.
Brilliant in some areas, nagging and incomplete in others; a blend of motocross hot-doggery and enduro necessity; and Maico-ish in all it does. That's the new 450 WR, a bike to be loved or left alone.
If some open class motocrossers just tolerate their riders, the 450 Magnum 2 absolutely accommodates its pilot. The manner in which it shifts, slows and turns can only be described as fluid.
Power aplenty, impeccable suspension, and a new clutch for Maico's competitive big-bore racer.
It's a Maico road bike, we explained to the dirt crowd. They couldn't accept it. It's a Maico road bike, we repeated to the pavement runners. And they wouldn't believe it.