Puch M125S road test

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Puch M 125

Puch M125S road

Motorcycle Mechanics November

Reliability, power and comfort are found at the same time in a 125 cc More often than not you power has been built in at the of flexibility,Ar that the engine is to ignition timing or carburation

Most lightweights that are are also too heavy for the engine. Or, in to keep weight down, has been forsaken.

The latest 125 manages to blend these important factors together detract­ing from any one of them.

The and machine as a whole is reliable, and may be mercilessly without complaint. It enough power and a wide spread of torque to give a lively and useful performance.

In the performance would probably be enough to satisfy the manufacturers of 250s.

And lastly, the saddle and position are comfortable. The styling of the is the biggest difference at first from the M125 which we two years ago.

The other notable difference is the from direct lighting to a supply.

Steyr Daimler have obviously got a good going for them and with thoroughness, the Austrian factory has the good points and added to the

The result is better and more styling, more efficient and a different riding position; a version of the M125.

There a lot wrong with the riding on the last 125 we tested, but the tank and arrange­ment has been changed to the classic English layout of flat bars with a tank.

This gives a position when riding—one the tank with the knees and the make for a straight-armed, slightly forward position which quick cornering.

The only in this set-up is that the brake fever fouls the top of the leg. This means the lever has to be set too high for comfortable point which becomes noticeable after ajnile of driving.

If the riding position inspires hard riding, the rest of the can certainly cope with it. The is good and the suspension gives an easy ride while keeping both wheels on the floor. There is’just one handling can lead the rider a false sense of security, and the point in the suspension is the tyres.

It is easy to make one or both break away, and quite I don’t feel that the equipment, 3.00 X 17 and 2.50 X 17 are up to the job.

I would suggest larger sections all round improve the roadholding quite a

Using the bike to the full shows the engine’s ability. It is to start and only takes a few to warm up. Once underway it is and gives plenty of torque for

There is a noticeable step-up in around the 3000 mark; as a friend said, It seems a bit quite a description for a two-…!

A brief description of the performance on the would list a top speed of seventy, easy cruising in the with brisk acceleration, the size of the engine.

There is a of tingling vibration as the revs go up and the gets a little noisy. is possibly something to do with the finning on the barrel and head. The is well silenced and gives a pleasant note.

All the controls, from the front brake are well posi­tioned and light to One odd thing, almost an anomaly, is the ignition and lighting switch.

takes the form of a jack is pushed into a socket to ignition. If you want lighting as you turn the jack clockwise.

strikes me as being an elaborate and switch, and it can be replaced by a piece of wire.

In other words, it has no thief-proofing so why bother to fit it? The speedometer, which is behind the switch, is not placed enough to attract attention. you want to see how fast you’re y,ou have to search

Riding in town or on the open is straightforward enough and the Puch equally well when chased around the countryside or nosing through traffic.

The ratios seem to be too wide, between first and second, but would probably be an advantage fully laden and climbing hills.

Puch M 125
Puch M 125

It is also possible to the gearbox on upward.changes, resulting in the odd or missed gear. This may been due to the engine-speed clutch, or the of the gear selector.

As long as the was made deliberately and not in a hurry, the could be swopped around easily.

Fuel consumption about what you’d driven hard around we got 65— 70 mpg, while on a steady run this could be dramatically to give something 100 mpg, under favourable Here there is another bad but one which is no fault of the manufacturers. mix is an expensive way of buying oil, and also becoming more and difficult to get the stuff.

On the most direct route home and the office 1 pass 12 stations, and can find more by slightly out of my way.

Only of these actually have a to meter out the correct amount of oil and a couple more are prepared to the odd half-pint of multigrade.

All in all. the M125S is quite a useful to have around. From the to the engine it shows all the signs of and precision which we have to expect from the iSteyr factory.


Engine . two-… with piston-controlled and petroil lubrication. Bore X 55 X 52 mm, giving capacity of 124 cc. Com­pression 10:1, claimed power 12 bhp at 7000 rpm.

Carburettor, single Bing.

. Primary reduc­tion by helical secondary by chain. Four-speed driven through multiplate mounted on crankshaft. Gear 1st 23.26, 2nd 13.48, 3rd 8.98 and 4th

Electrics . Bosch 6-voltflywheel ignition, with battery

. Front, telescopic forks, swinging arm

Seat height ;

Price . £216 19s. £2 delivery charge and UK

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Puch M 125
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