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A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1957 Puch 250 SGS

1957 Puch 250 SGS

Country: Austria
Engine: Air-cooled, twin piston (split single), 2-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power Rating: 13.5bhp @ 5,400rpm
Bore x Stroke: 45mm x 78mm
Displacement: 248cc
Valves: None
Fuel System: Single 32mm Puch carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 308lb
Top Speed: 65mph

Puch built innovative 2-stroke machines that featured two pistons on a single connecting rod. This unusual arrangement allowed them to use unsymmetrical port timing, which improved the power output. Puch motorcycles were marketed in the U.S.A. by the Sears, Roebuck Co. from 1950 to 1979 under the Allstate label.