Puch Motorcycles

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Styria Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by Joh. Puch & Comp., Graz 1904-1908
After resigning from the Puch company which he had founded following a dispute with co-owner Dürkopp, Johann Puch built the Styria motorcycles which were of similar design to the original Puch machines but apparently more advanced, using Fafnir engines. At least one example exists, a Model H 3.5hp V-twin. Other models were the 1904 2¾ hp Type I and the 1906 5½ hp Type III, a V-Twin.
The firm, also known as Joh. Puch & Comp., suffered a very long worker's strike in 1907 and never recovered.

The Styria Two-speeded Bicycle and Sidecar

Vienna Exhibition (Feb 28-Mar 12th 1907)

The Styria is fitted with a two-speed gear and free engine in the hub of the rear wheel. The bicycle is powerful, and a sidecar is attached thereto.

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, voz.co.at, The Motor Cycle 1907, Tragatsch p278.