Maico GP400 (1977-87)

The Maico GP400E was a single cylinder, two stroke motorcycle produced from 1977 to 1987 with a capacity of 354cc and a bore x stroke of 77 x76 mm. It had a compression ratio of 13.5:1, air cooling and a wet sump lubrication system, as well as a carburetor fuel system and a kick starting mechanism. The bike had a maximum power of 40 kW / 55 hp @ 8000 rpm and a wet weight of 106 kg / 234 lbs. The front suspension consisted of a telescopic fork with a steering damper, while the rear suspension featured twin shocks with coil spring. It had steel, laced wire spoke wheels with a front rim of 3.00 x 21 in and a rear rim of 4.10 x 18 in. The Maico GP400E came in three colours: red, yellow and black. It had a top speed of 100 km/h / 62 mph and received a review in Motorcycle Mechanics in 1977.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Maico GP400E

Year: 1977 – 87

Engine: Single cylinder, two stroke
Capacity: 354 cc / 21.6 cub in.
Bore x Stroke: 77 x76 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 13.5:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Exhaust: S.E.E.S. system
Fuel system: Carburetor
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 40 kW / 55 hp @ 8000 rpm
Clutch: Wet , cable operated
Transmission: 5-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork, steering damper
Rear Suspension: Twin shocks with coil spring

Front Brakes: Single disc
Rear Brakes: Single disc
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes
Front Rim: 3.00 x 21 in
Rear Rim: 4.10 x 18 in.
Wet Weight: 106 kg / 234 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 10 L /2.64 US gal
Top Speed: 100 km/h / 62 mph
Colours: Red, Yellow, Black
Review: Motorcycle Mechanics, 1977

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