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Barber's Best

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. by Sears, Roebuck & Co. from 1950 to 1979 under the Allstate label.