Puch Motorcycles

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History of the Marque

The Austrian firm of Puch built their first motorcycles in 1903, and by 1912, the year in which company founder Johann Puch retired, the factory was producing over 300 motorcycles and automobiles each year, along with some 16,000 bicycles. Business slowed considerably after the end of WWI, and in 1934 they merged with Steyr and Austro-Daimler to become Steyr-Daimler-Puch.

After WWII they built two-stroke offroad and road bikes of mainly 125, 175 and 250cc, and also a range of scooters and mopeds with smaller engines. Many of these were marketed in the United States by Sears Roebuck as Allstate machines.

Puch History

garaycocheaautomotriz at hotmail.com
PUCH 250 TF 1953
Hello I just start to rebuilt a Puch 250 TF, 1953 and I'm trying to find all info to make my work, places to buy parts, parts and shop manual, etc etc , please let me know if you can help me with it. Thanks for your time
Javier Garaycochea

roland.schmidt at antenne.at
DS 50/DS 60
I am interested in the Puch DS 50 and DS 60 or Cheetah export models to the USA and Great Britain.
I read that Sears Roebuck was responsible for the import into the US.
Do you have any information on this?!
kind regards
Roland Schmidt

mindmover at yahoo.com
Hello, I recently found an old Puch while cleaning out a friend's barn and I am trying to identify what model it is. The VIN is 5369530 and was made 12/80. It is in need of some heavy repair to get it back up and running, but I'm looking forward to it. I think it is a Newport II as it appears to be a 2 speed, and has a decorative curvy labeling on the gas tank neck(at least the remnants appear so). I've been scouring the internet trying to nail it down and would appreciate any clarification you can offer. Thanks. Please reply to the email since I am currently down a Puch rabbit hole on the web and don't know if I'll find this site again. Thanks

  • Agree that it's most likely a Puch Maxi Newport II. More information at Moped Army.
    Puch Maxi Newport II images posted to Comments

15 March 2020
kiwirenos.wh at gmail.com
I have one of the 250cc twin/single motorcycle (as per your picture https://cybermotorcycle.com/archives/troyce/images/Allstate250CatListing.jpg) bought in New Zealand in 1966. In order to import it into Australia where I now live I have to declare all parts containing asbestos. I have the brake shoes 'under control' but there is a question about the clutch plates.
Do the clutch plates have asbestos in them or do they have cork inserts which was quite common at the time?
Your help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Wayne Hird
kieran.maccarthybengal20 at gmail.com
Puch Cheetah
I am looking to purchase some Piston Rings but am unsure of the year this bike was manufactured, If possible can you tell me the part number for these?
Kieran Mac Carthy
Limerick, Ireland

gmaynard482 at gmail.com
I have a 1977 J. C. Penny's pinto. I need a carb or carb kit, chain guard, air filter and front tire size 2.25x17. Can you help me with this? Thanks.
gordon maynard
Brownsboro, Al 35741 USA (i am 7 miles from Huntsville, Al USA
rogerthomas1 at btinternet.com
Puch M125 /1970
Hi im in the process of restoring my dads old bike for his 95th birthday as a surprise ,its been in a shed fir 40yrs and not moved ,I require a petrol tank in reasonable condition as his is beyond repair .can you help please,
Roger Thomas
Crediton UK
rcg1967 at gmail.com
Puch MS50D 1973
Hi, I wondered if you could help with this? With regret I am looking to move on this lovely example of a Puch MS50D. It came to me from a friend who acquired it at a funeral of all places.
It was first registered in May 1973, did about 5000 miles up until 1984 and is currently on 5900 ish.
It appears to have been mothballed for 20 years from 1994 to 2013, since when it has been put back on the road, which required little more than cleaning the spark plug and fuel lines. I use it most years, but the last two summers I have been otherwise engaged, so the last MOT ran out in April 2018.
If somebody does want to take it on I can organise an MOT if required. It's quite a nice experience as the local bike shop was the original vendor and the owner remembers it from when he started at the shop in the 70's. As you can imagine he is a sympathetic tester, but to be honest, there isn't really anything to pull it up on, everything works, (apart from the cut off switch) and it runs really nicely. The tank could probably do with a liner, but I've never got round to it, I just whip the fuel filter off every so often and give it a clean.
I think the charm of the bike is that fact that it is totally unrestored. It has obviously been kept under cover its entire life, and whilst after nearly 50 years there are plenty of little rust spots there are no structural issues, the paint and chroming is all original. The only parts I have changed are the carb float, (which I replaced when the original brass one sprang a leak and I botched the repair; the replacement is a plastic version which had to be fettled slightly to fit), and the fuel tap (Keen eyed may have spotted the plastic tap, I still have the original brass one), so it is pretty much as close to original condition as one could wish, possibly even including the tyres?
Anyhoo, if you think anyone might be interested, have a look at the photos here:-
and feel free to email me if you have any queries.
Russell George

  • Puch-1973-MS50D-RGe img posted to Comments

sgh.1983 at yahoo.co.uk
Puch Cheetah (year unkown, reg 59 NKN)
We are trying to obtain a V5C for the above vehicle. The DVLA are claiming it's never been registered (despite the tax disc still being on the bike). So, they've suggested checking if we're entitled to the plate on a non transferable basis with a vehicle owners club. However, the list they have provided doesn't seem to have a relevant club. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you!
Sarah Henderson

peter.elliott at philips.com
Puch SR150
Would anybody have an exploded Parts diagram for a Puch SR150 in PDF format
Peter Elliott
Melbourne , Australia
pjthompsonrxr at gmail.com
Steer puch twin pis toned. 175cc. Circa 1970, last registered 1975
This bicycle is complete but in need of refurbishment. I am past doing the work myself. Is anyone interested in doing the job?
Peter thompson
andrewmatthews135 at gmail
Puch scramble bike
Hello i have a matching numbers 1712xxx .does anyone else own one or have any info on this puch split single as this is a one owner 497 mile bike that was raced here in australia i know some of the history but i need to know what year it is
Melbourne australia
thankx for the reply going by the vin number on the sears allstate numbers it seems to be a 1955 model could you please confirm it for me please have a look at photo have you seen one or have photos of one?

chillytel101352 at sbcglobal.net
1958 puch 175cc
Looking for solo seat or seat pan
euless tx

dparker76 at gmail.com
I'm not sure if this is the right place to send this inquiry. However while search for information i haven't been able to find what i need. I acquired this bike recently during the cleanup from a house foreclosure. I am trying to discern the make model and year of the bike in the photos attached. Also when i searched for what should be the vin# it was located on the right instead of the left. So i wanted to know if this was an official Puch bike.
david parker
United States

tinwood26 at gmail.com
1975 Puch 125 and 175 off-road motorcycle
Complete motorcycle and many spare parts. Can send pictures and more info if requested.
Tom Inwood
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

elsmoreshawn at gmail.com
1958 SRA puch
Hi i have just started a restoration of a 1958 sra puch and would love to know if u have any parts and owners manuals and or parts and decals such as trims.etc,, plus would love any info u could offer thank you for your time..
shawn elsmore
gisborne, New Zealand

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
bernardabrett at hotmail.com<
Puch MS 50V

I could really do with some advice if possible please? I have a Puch MS50V that I purchased new in December 1972 and used for the year until I purchased a mini van. I kept the moped as the supplying dealer offered so little compared to what it cost new! I have decided to put it back on the road but never registered it with the Dvla when they changed to computerised systems. Today I have learnt, that it will be registered with a Q registration unless I can find proof of its age?? How can I do this? Is there anyone within this group that can identify this bikes age please?? Maybe fortunate to have records dating back with chassis numbers etc.. Look forward to any advice, help or comments. Thank you
Bernard Brett
Ellesmere United Kingdom

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
twomotokiwis at gmail.com<
Puch SRA Alpine SRA Alpine 1966

Heya Neighbour We are proudly owned by our 1966 Puch SRA Alpine scooter, it is a weapon. We need to get a few gear linkage etc parts and wonder if you can point us in the right direction please. Many thanks, Andi n Ellen
Andi Delis
Wanaka New Zealand

  • Puch-1966-Alpine-SRA-ADe image posted to Comments (images are from TradeMe.co.nz)

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
terry4blue at btinternet.com<
Puch Alpine 1959

Hi. I have just got a Puch Alpine 1959 and am trying to find a throttle twist grip Will be glad of any help to find one. Thanks Terry
Terry Jordan
Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

Sun, 10 Sep 2017
chalkeywhite19882014 at gmail.com<
Puch E50

Hi I'm trying to get my puch e50 on the road I've recently been left by a friend but I'm trying to find out the year if you can help as I have no logbook or registration plate on it And not sure if it's ever been on the road , it only has just over 500 miles on it too , I have the serial number which is stamped on the frame and is also stamped on the badge/plate 7 digits ,, which are ,,, ( 4307589 ) Any info would be great thankyou or how to get a logbook so I can get plates too ?
Dorset United Kingdom

July 27th 2017
From comments:
have i think a 1975 puch magnum, engine no 2017606 frame no 2017606 barn find need a few parts or sell kellyemmett100@

From comments:
Tim Ohio USA I have a Puch Magnum XK, Engine Serial 8551774, Frame Serial 3203409 trying to figure out what year it was made. I heard 1978. And what it is worth. Hope someone can help.

Thu Jul 13 2017
Donpat07 at live.com<
Leaded gasoline
Puch 50cc Maxi
What leaded gas is required for my recently purchased moped

Tue May 16 2017
tomas.strange at gmail.com<
Year of Puch M50 Sport
Hi. I have just bought a Puch M50 Sport. Frame number 9845793. How can I find out the age of this bike. I have been told it is 1976
Northern Ireland

Can you send photographs please, including the manufacturers' ID plate and the engine number?

Thank you for your reply. I am in the process if stripping the moped so not much to look at. I have enclosed a few photos. I am trying to get a registration book for it and the DVLA wants a letter from an owners club or manufacture to state the age. I am now in my late 50s and had one of these brand new as a 16 year old

Hope you can help me


Wed Nov 09 2016
Wmfourie at gmail.com<
Puch motorcycle year model?
Puch Unknown
Good day

I am desperately trying to get info on my puch motorcycle. Year model. And maybe the history of the motorcycle. I wish to restore it but its hard to sorce without the correct model info
South Africa

Could you send detailed images of the manufacturer plate and the engine number please, along with anything else you know about the machine?

Sun Oct 23 2016
colinhiggs168 at btinternet.com
Year identification
Puch MS50D
I have a barn find MS50D frame no 7825010, engine no 7818789 but no vehicle licence plate. Can you identify the year it would have been made please.
North Wales

Wed Oct 12 2016
rogloden at bigpond.net.au
Piston rings
Puch 250cc motorbike 46cm<
buy spare parts for Puch 250 motorbike, 46cm piston rings, 2 set of 3

Thu Sep 22 2016

mavir57 at libero.it
user manual
how to disassemble puch mc 125 de luxe
as I disassemble the muffler

Mon Sep 12 2016
paul.knights42 at btinternet.com<
exhaust for vs50dk
puch vs50dk 3 speed
hi this is a barn find up and running can anybody help me locate a exhaust as the end can is missing also it has a kick start and no pedals can anybody help me with info on bike as I cant find another anywhere also a headlight

Wed Aug 10 2016
penymaes1 at btinternet.com
Year of Manufacture
Puch Maxi
Please help me.
I need to confirm the year of my Maxi, so I can register it here in the UK
Chassis No 9632506
Thank you

Try this page: https://sites.google.com/site/puchnz/chassis-numbers

Sat May 28 2016
deweyrj at gmail.com<
Identify Puch model and year
Puch Maxi?
Good Morning from South Africa. Please help me identify my Puch Model and year if at all possible. Serial number 3523593. Many Thanks
South Africa

Ed. Strong similarities to the 1978 model Sport, except for the seat mount. It seems likely that this custom is based on a model similar to, but not the same as, the 1978 Sport.
Further research leads me to believe it is a Kromag, built using largely Puch components and sold by Sears 1977-78.

Thu May 19 2016
nicovc82 at hotmail.com<
Colour code
Puch 250
Hello. I need to know some colour code to paint my old puch 250. Do you have some colour code?

Sat Nov 07 2015
hkristensen2002 at aol.com<
Puch 250cc Scrambler, w/2 carb.
250 cc Scrambler
I had one like that to race Moto Cross on in 1958.
EB New Jersey,USA

Wed Oct 14 2015
levkoor a tbigpond.com<
Puch identification
I have Puch 250 SGSA VN 2200325 and would like to know what year it was made and how many were imported into Australia. Thanks

Tue Oct 13 2015
peteralex4 at yahoo.com<
Sg 250
Hello! Where could I find a replacement bulb? This was a Philips, 6622, 6volt,35/35 watt. Any help appreciated! Thanks very much.
Ohio, USA

Thu Sep 17 2015
milos.radevic.protos at gmail.com<
Puch 175 SV
Austria 175 SV
I would like to sell my puch 175 SV 1956, in good condition and with original parts. I will attach some pictures. Please contact me for more details via email.

Thu Aug 13 2015
pmc.1 at icloud.com<
Engine Required
Puch DS50K
I am looking for an engine for a Puch DS50K if anyone can help me

Mon Feb 16 2015
mtino5555 at gmail.com<
vin identifier
puch 250
Hello I can't find a vin number on my puch moped I can only find the frame number. It is 8612358. Any help would be great. I would like to know what year it is and everything about it

Fri Feb 06 2015
baknick89 at yahoo.com<
puch 1952 125cc
do you know where replacement parts for a 1952 puch 125cc can be found thanks

Sat Jan 03 2015
barry3 at hotmail.co.uk
parts for puch alpine sr 150
puch sr 150
hi, looking for a supplier of puch alpine 150 parts, starting to restore one at the moment and need a lot of new parts, please help.
hull east yorkshire

Sat Sep 20 2014
thomas.barbazanges at gmail.com<
steyr daimler puch a.g r125
Steyr daimler A.g r125
Hi everyone.
I found a treasure in my grandma's place, have a look at the pictures !
This is the situation : I don't know many things in mechanic, there is a lot of work on this beautiful bike and pieces are missing... Anyway, I want to fix it, even if I need ten years but I really think it's a really beautiful object. It needs to be alive again.
So I contact you guys if you can help me to know how to start, if you know places to find pieces, documentation, ... Everything can help me, because to be honest, I don't know how to start.
I'm in France, close to the city Nantes. If you can help me for this challenge, could be great !
Thanks a lot, hope to have some comments !
Nantes, France

See the scooter gallery for Puch-R125-Scooter-Nantes.jpg

Mon Aug 18 2014
santiagovanesa37 at gmail.com<
1961 Puch Alpine SR Alpine
Favor de indicarme dónde puedo conseguir las siguientes partes eléctricas:
1)6v 3.5-3.3 Watts 2 contact bulb
2) 2 panel light 6v 3 watts
3) 2 license bulb 3w
4) 6v 10amp fuse

Mil gracias.

Thu Jun 12 2014
NewEnglander4700 at ahoo.com<
need parts
Puch looking for it?
I have a puch moped,I use to get parts from guy in cocoa beach,fl,but the guy went out business,now don't know where to get parts,in fl?

Wed May 07 2014
robert-2009 at live.com.au
Wanting Parts
Puch Steyr 1961 SR150
Hi I'm in search of some parts for a Puch SR150 I'm trying to restore.
Does anyone have the kick start pedal and also the small panel which allows access to the engine on the side of the main body. I've attached pics of the scoot
I live in Adelaide South Australia so parts here are like hen's teeth
Would appreciate any advice or suggestions where I could try to source
Adelaide South Australia

Tue Apr 29 2014
bobbywhittington at hotmail.com<
Piston for Puch 175
Puch 175
Where can I get a piston for this 175 Twingle?

Thu Apr 10 2014
koolcoupl at yahoo.com<
1966 Puch Twingle parts
Twingle 175
Hi I am looking for one piston for the twingle.
 Thanks for your time, Glenn

Sun Apr 06 2014
twest9161 at gmail.com<
Puch Question...
Puch Cobra
I recently purchased a 1984 Puch Cobra. I have been trying to decode the VIN and have yet to find any information. Could you possibly point me in the right direction? Any and all information on this particular model is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Wed Nov 13 2013

puch alpine 150cc 1957
can anyone help with the ignition timing for a 1957 alpine 150 three speed, it s been rebuilt by someone else and dosnt have much power, i need to check the timing before checking inside.

Sun Jul 14 2013
1956 moped
Steyr-Daimler-Puch. A.G. Graz 81084020
Do you have any information about the moped? Value? Is it a rare moped? Is it worth restoring? Needs a new seat, headlight, tail light, doesn't run.
Nebraska, US

Fri Dec 21 2012
choke for carburetor
77 PUCH Maxi
I was working on cleaning my carburetor when Sandy hit. Lost choke part. Can anyone help.
Brooklyn, New York

Mon Aug 20 2012
engine parts list
please can you supply an engine parts list
107 kanor crescent newport isle of wight

Mon Nov 05 2012
racemaster33<at> yahoo.com<
Help identify PUCH numbers
PUCH unknown
I recently bought two old PUCH mopeds and want to learn more about what model and year they are.
1st bike VIN 6487654 model 810.94011 2nd bike VIN 7917883 model 810.94381
Tennessee USA

Wed Jul 11 2012
Puch 250 Tf - 1951
Puch Puch 250 Tf - 1951
I'm from Brazil and, recently, I bought a motorcycle Puch 250 Tf - 1951. I want to receive all kind of information about this model.
Rio de Janeiro

Thu Sep 20 2012
Clutch needed
Puch Mini maxi
It is called a Dart in the U.S.
I have a nice 1984 and all it needs is a clutch mechanism, I have the cover and the operating cable. Thank you.

Tue Jun 19 2012
pmays44<at>gmaildot com<
Wiring Diagram<
Puch Cheater DS60 - 1965
I have rebuilt a 1965 DS60
but the lights go very bright when revved and blow bulbs. Should there be a ballast resistor ? ....and have problems with the lights going so bright they blow even 12v 55w bulbs. I have nothing left over so cant understand it.
Thanks Peter

See gallery for images

Wed Jun 13 2012
puch exhaust
1969 puch m-125 m-125
Need a complete exhaust or muffler for a 1969 puch m-125.thanks Dave
Illinois, usa

Tue May 22 2012
puch 150 sra
hola estoy por restaurar una puch scooter 150 sra y quiero saber si me pueden conseguir el manual de despiese para comprarlo o fotocopiarlo ya que aca en argentina es imposible conseguirlo desde ya muchas gracis espero respuesta atte.GERMAN.
villa constitucion santa fe argentina

Fri May 11 2012
puch r125
i recently purchased an r 125 and only have the number 1263261 from the id tag id just like as much info as poss thanks in advance liam<

Mon Mar 12 2012
Puch 810.94150
Picked up a rolling Puch chassis today. Trying to determine year and find pics. # 810.94150

Sat Feb 18 2012
moped 1957
puch 50 cc
i am 71 years old and now live in melbourne, australia,
as a teenager i purchased a puch moped and rode it from vienna to monte carlo.
i have old photos of this trip, which. after having travelled a lot, was one of the most enjoiable things i have done in my life.
the puch moped was without a doubt the best form of transport i have ever owned.
cheers, karl rinner

Sun Feb 26 2012
Gas Tank
PUCH 175cc 1965
I have been looking for a gas tank for a 175cc motocycle for years without succes.
Puerto Rico

Thu Jan 05 2012
raimondopasetto<at> yahoo.com.au
owners or workshop manual
Puch 150 Alpine scooter
Has anyone got original manuals for the 150 Alpine scooter to sell or to photocopy?

Regards, Rai
South Australia

Fri Jan 06 2012
dennisestuardo<at>yahoodot com<
year built
puch dont know
need to know what model and year this puch is

See gallery for Puch-1955c-175SV image.

Thu Dec 15 2011
Link exchange
Puch several
we found your site today by chance and would like to exchange links with you. We are an Austrian Oldtimer-Team, mainly collecting Puch motos, but also Indian, and Vincent and Horex will follow. You find us at puchteam.at (404).

Would really appreciate to link your page and if you could set a backlink to ours.

Regards from the Austrian vintage-fans,


Wed Oct 26 2011
plano electrico
puch alpina sra 150
necesito plano electrico para puch 150 sra año 58 en estado de restauracion acepto cualquier colaboracion,muchas gracias .sergio
buenos aires ,argentina

Tue Oct 18 2011
repair manual
puch 1965 250
i am trying to find a repair manual for this bike
stoughton sk

Fri Sep 02 2011
fawcettsr<at>hotmaildot com<
puch cheetah scooter/bike
Puch Cheetah
Inherited one of these from father and rode it for a couple of years in the late 60s. Looking to take a trip down memory lane I found your site. F.y.i. ref the photos of the Puch Cheetah DS50 in your gallery - this looks like the model I remember owning and is the 60cc DS60 I believe. Thanks for the pics.

Tue Aug 16 2011
vesnaorel<at>rocketmaildot com<
German ,made in 1930-es. do not know
My grandfather had PUCH motorbyke in year 1941..It was made in Germany.Unfortunately,do not know the model.Interested how much the new model of PUCH was worth in those days.And how much the same old model would cost nowadays?

Unfortunatelly do not have any images.
All I know is that grandfather had it in 1930-es. all way to 1941..
When a German officer in occupied city he lived ,not far from Austria,stole it from him.

Kind Regards,

Vesna Orel

Thu Aug 11 2011
richard.wain-heapy<at>skydot com<
Spares Puch M125
Puch M125
Is there still a company in Austria that sells spares for this model?

Wed Jul 20 2011
Identification of a Puch moped
?? 5352794
I need to identify the Puch moped that we bought at an auction. I can find no identifying marks or numbers other than 5352794 which is on the post under the seat. It is burgandy in color. Any help to identify this moped would be appreciated.
Cedar Springs, MI

Sun Jun 12 2011
leshulme at sky.con
restoring puch M50 sport just starting restoration but have no idea where to source parts bedfordshire

Thu Jun 16 2011
eatkinson1 <at> sky.con
seat for 1962 puch
would anyone have a double seat for a 1962 ds 50 k
thanks. n.ireland 1962
hi,i need the two side covers if anyone can help. thanks northern ireland

Wed Jun 01 2011
jjameson <at> bellsouth.net
1962 Puch scooter wheels
Sears Allstate Puch SN#810-94-380
I need a complete front wheel assembly for this scooter
Louisiana - USA

Mon May 23 2011
Wiring diagram<
Steyr-Daimler-Puch R125 scooter
Help, am restoring a Steyr-Daimler-Puch R125 from 1953 and can't find a wiring diagram. Can you help me in any way? Thank you in advance.

Sat Apr 23 2011
2 h.p.Puch motor on a 1981 Murry mo-ped
murry 1-08320000
want to restore murry mo-ped with Puch motor. Need information about parts and colors and help
Big Prairie Mich.

  • This is probably a Murray moped. Ed.

Sat Mar 12 2011
j.caballero.lucar<at>hotmaildot com<
system of ignition
Puch 250 TF - 315433 motor
I need favor to send system of ignition of motorcycle puch 250 TF of 1951.
 Spark has the ignition but there is no explosion, not I what happens am very worried.

Jose Caballero

Thu Feb 17 2011
jthellin49<at>yahoodot com<
puch twingle 175
i need pistons and rings 1st oversize for 175 twingle!need now, customer needs bike running john
texas usa

Fri Jan 21 2011
Joefrearsonray<at>msndot com<
Parts list and engine layout
Puch Rough rider turbo
I have got a 50cc ouch rough rider turbo which my mum and dad let me have when I was young. It was sat in a shed for years Previously and I managed to start it. A few weeks later it stalled and I think the engine is flooded and some of the parts are rusting and the kickstart is jammed
I am currently doing a level 1 imi in ligt vehicle mechanics at the college in kings Lynn Norfolk and my tutor has allowed me to bring the bike in to work on and hopefully fix

I was hoping to find the engine layout and parts on the Internet but could not find it anywhere and wondered if you could possibly email the list of parts and engine layout so I can rebuild the engine replacing the parts that need to be replaced.

Joe frearson
Sutton Bridge

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