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Puch 200


[img] Puch 200, built from 1937 to 1938. Pressed steel frame, 1-cyl, double piston 2-stroke 198cc engine with Puch carburettor. Power output: 5,8hp. Weight: 108 kg. Top speed: 78 km/h (65-70 km/h with passenger). Fuel consumption: 3,2 ltr./100km (3,5-3,7 ltr/100km with passenger). Price: in 1937 - 980 Schillings, in 1938 - 575 ReichsMarks. Overall production: 9585 units. The vehicle has been recently renovated. More information about renovation

[img] Puch was a manufacturing company located in Graz, Austria. It was founded in 1889 by the Johann Puch (Janez Puh, Slovenian inventor and mechanic; being Austrian citizen, he used germanized version of his name). The company produced automobiles, bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles. In 1928 the company merged with Austro-Daimler and became a part of the new Austro-Daimler-Puchwerke. Next fusion took place in 1934, when Steyr AG joined them and Steyr-Daimler-Puch was formed. The Puch factory served as a motorcycle division of the new company and Puch trade name was left unchanged for all their motorcycles. Puch 200, sold under the name Volkskraftrad ("popular motorized vehicle") was one of most popular two-stroke Puch bikes which were built shortly before WW2 broke out. More about Puch history

[img] This split-single engine, designed by Italian engineer Giovani Marcellino in 1923, was used in most Puch two-stroke machines built after WW1. Marcellino's design had asymmetric port timing and two pistons one behind the other, for better cylinder filling and a longer power stroke.

[img] Three-wheeled transport version of Puch 200.

[img] There was also Hungarian Puch 200, built on the license by a small Budapest company, Fa.Méray, established in 1922. Until 1945 Méray built motorcycles from 175cc to 1000cc, using JAP, Blackburn and Zedel engines.

[img] Puch 200 had three-speed manual transmission system, but with this device it could be changed to foot-operated transmission system. The advertisement claimed this is "ideal solution for Puch 200, simple and durable, easy to install".

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