I've posted this around in a few spots and thought I'd see if anyone here has an opinion.For quite some time I've wanted an 81 490 Maico and as I get closer to breaking the piggy bank, I find myself wondering how the 81 250 compares to the 490. Back in the day I had the opportunity to ride a 490 enough to become familiar with it...really liked it.
Never rode the 250, come to think of it, I don't think I've even seen one in person. I'm an intermediate rider and weigh about 165 so it's not like I need gobs of power.
Anybody have any experience with both bikes to have thoughts on the pros and cons of an 1981 250 vs a 490? Parts easier to find for a 490?