Puch Maxi Review from United Kingdom

1979 Puch Maxi

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership1985
Acceleration marks 1 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 1 / 10
Handling marks 1 / 10
Braking marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance5500 miles

Summary:

Useless

Faults:

Performance was terrible.

General Comments:

I took on a train down to London to use it as a run around. It was a joke, the performance is that poor.

The original motorised bicycle. It slows down on the slightest slopes and was frightening to use around town. It seemed to take forever to get anywhere.

Powered by a two stroke single cylinder (with around 1 hp) engine, it is slow. 30mph is difficult to reach, 20mph is more like its top speed.

Bought for pennies and thrown into a ditch. It was that useless.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th July, 2006

5th Oct 2006, 07:43

Poor wee puch.. I loved them, have one and can't get parts for it cheap... where is it now haha... Puchs 4 eva.

25th Oct 2006, 23:21

I had one back in 1995. It was very rusty, but dirt cheap to run.

The insurance was what killed me in the end. Three hundred pounds a year. I sold it on Ebay for a hundred pounds with a full MOT.

13th Feb 2009, 07:08

I think that a Puch Maxi is a brilliant bike. I got one for my 16th birthday to ride to school, and it does it very well. I can reach 36 mph on it, and 40 downhill. It's cheap too, mine does 180 mpg.

21st Jan 2010, 05:42

I am the proud owner of a Puch Maxi 1979.

Fortunate to buy it for £300 with only 100 miles on the clock.

Previous owner was a collector.

Does 40 mph and goes forever on a tank of fuel.

PUCH RULES!

Average review marks: 1.4 / 10, based on 1 review