Maico 500 is created in bulk quantities by Maicowerk A.G. in Western part of Germany. The firm was set up in 1926. This led to Ilo dual-stroke engines of about 100 cc and 125 cc. Following the Second World War, the company started producing their two-stroke machines and sold completed dirt bikes. The business has moreover ventured into the arena of micro cars and Go kart engines. These motor bikes were called Typhoon and Blizzard. However, the brand was renowned for the purpose constructed \'Maicoletta\' motor scooter and the Enduro and Motocross bikes which experienced a much higher sale.
The racing models of the Maico 500 became successful in the European and US economies. Back in the 1970s, this company provided sharp rivalry to Honda, and Yamaha, among others. The company was also successful in the field of Grand Prix contest. Börje Jansson won three 125 cc Grand Prix competitions rom 1972-73. The Maico Mega that was produced in 1981 was known as the best open-class motocross machine by the Motocross Action periodical from America. Maico used motocross suspension and front attached shocks on their factory made motorcycles, readily enhancing the transportation and aptitude to win the rivalry.
This led to a hysterical energy for the factory teams to rearrange their products to continue in the sphere of competition. In 1983, the business applied for closing, but created a small number of makes up to 1986. Other companies have bought the trademark and used the design in their limited edition motorcycles. A Dutch firm took over the business in 1986.