I have had extensive contact with Vincent as well, very trustworthy fellow... he has been mum on all these bikes and has yet to comment on the 125.
The wait has been long with lots of mockery, kind of funny from people that don't buy new two strokes anyway and ride old models... I am looking forward to these bikes.
That may be true for some,but definitely not for many others.
Speaking for myself,I always had a thing for having something different than everyone else.I had one of the first KTM's in these parts as well as the first Husaberg.For many years,I had a new bike every year or two,sometimes less.7 mths was my shortest between new rides,and that was trading my new RM for a New KTM as they'd just arrived in NS.
Many on here are either young guys starting out on an old 2t,or old guys who have been around and have just settled on what they like.
The thing about being an old guy is that,though you may not be rolling in it,most are now reasonably financially secure and ,I would think,the target market for a brand like MI.
Right now there are brand new YZ125 and YZ250's sitting on my dealers floor for $6200 and $6700.When I bought my Berg a few years back (I bought some performance goodies,protection and gear with it) I walked out of my dealer with may wallet over $12000 lighter.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that because you ride an older machine currently,that you wouldn't snap up something new if it tickled your fancy or just to be different.Maico is just strange enough and the fact nobody has one here would be reason enough for me.
When they first started posting about them it looked promising and tbh,I wasn't far from yanking out the wallet when they got Canadian distribution.
I know we're just a bunch of idiots on a bike site and don't mean anything in the overall scheme of things to a big company,but I'd be willing to bet they've lost a good number of future sales due to the way the situation's been handled.
Speaking for myself,I don't do business that way,nor would I trust someone in the future who does it that way.
Enough said, I wish them best.In the meantime,I don't get to ride as much as I used to so the old YZ suits me fine for now-until something really interesting comes along.I wonder when the first DI will hit.Hmmmmmm.
Btw,current young guys riding old two strokes are future older guys with cash to spend on new twostrokes.Just a thought.