Puch Maxi Reviews

1977 Puch Maxi from United States of America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired500 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB350


I love it!


I have never had more than a dirty float bowl.

General Comments:

This moped was sort of slow when I bought it (stock 20mph). With a major port job, a new pipe, and a large carb, and some lightening on the overall bike and engine, I can hit speeds in the low 60s. Yes, you heard me right over 60mph.

The e50 is a pretty reliable engine. With an 80 cc kit, the speed max speed would be very high.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2008

14th Mar 2011, 14:38

60mph from a Puch Maxi. Wow, that speedometer was optimistic!

1979 Puch Maxi from United Kingdom

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




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.


Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews