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A relative of the bikes sold in Sears but not the same by any means

By Tom White

The company, Puch, was founded as a manufacturer in 1903 by Johann By 1952, the company was building scooters, and in 1957, they exporting the Puch 500 motorcycle to It was sold under the name by Sears and Roebuck. In the early California entrepreneur Ted Lapadakis the importer for the all-new Puch machines, which were for motocross and enduro.

The Puchs were excellent though the motocross models became popular here. were a couple of reasons:

(1) Ted was also the Sachs/DKW importer, and bikes’ popularity overshadowed in motocross.

(2) The Puch 127/175 model came standard a pickle-style silencer, heavily seat and a very beefy plate. It didn’t look moto.

(3) Puch’s private-labeled Sears motorcycles weren’t well in the racing world.

(4) Puchs considered excellent desert and bikes (and Puchs won events, including the 1972 in Czechoslovakia). AMA Hall of Famer Larsson recalls visiting the factory in 1972 as a member of the States International Six Days Team (ISDT). “When got to the factory that I would be in the 1972 ISDT in Czechoslovakia, officials asked me to visit the

They showed me a row of bikes, all set up for the and pointed toward the best in the row and asked me to race that The 175 was one of the best motorcycles that I had ridden. It was perfect for all six days! I got a medal!”Puch stars included Schmitz, Harry Everts late in his career, Joel

Puch 125 GS

In 1987, Puch was sold to maker of the Vespa scooter, and are still produced under the “Puch.” In fact, Puch the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.

Suggested for the 1973 Puch 125GS was and the 175GS was $910. Though not on the top of collectors’ lists, they be since they are so cool. A restored example should for $7000.

There were 125GS and five-speed motocrossers and five-speed 125 and 175 versions. Puch also a small number of six-speed

For the collector, make sure the has the huge pickle silencer. The gas is a coffin-style fiberglass model, and the shroud is Naugahyde. Betor and Girling rear shocks standard.

Contact the restorer of our Years of MX Museum example, West, of Vintage Works, at 348-1316.

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