Maico Taifun

From CycleChaos
Revision as of 16:07, 25 June 2010 by Budlight (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1957 Maico Tyfun

The Maico Taifun or Tyfun is a 350cc, twin cylinder, four stroke or two-stroke, street motorcycle manufactured by Maico from 1954 through 1956.

The Taifun, Typhoon in English, was an incredibly advanced design in both styling and technical innovation. It had a sleek design with large sheet metal panels. It was available with a 348cc 19HP two cylinder two-stroke from 1953-1956 and with a 395cc 22.5HP engine. It featured a totally enclosed rear drive chain running in oil. The flip out rear passenger pegs are almost standard on every motorcycle today. It was a motorcycle built with the elegance of an expensive automobile.