Puch SG250 Review

1952 Puch SG250 from Belgium

Model year1952
Year of manufacture1952
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance25300 kilometres
Previous motorcycleCZ 175cc 2-stroke

Faults:

250cc 2-stroke.

My segments broke at 24600km, creating a lot of damage.

Electricity (lack of) is also a problem because it is a 6V system with a small battery, and the bike has two coils (one for each plug), so if you just leave the contact on, your battery is flat-dead in 20 minutes.

The problem is that parts are rare and expensive for such an old bike. In Austria (original production country) you can still find a lot of parts and bikes (still popular there, but as a vintage). Sears sold a lot of them to farmers as a very reliable bike.

General Comments:

A nice, but dated bike. Good as a reliable vintage, but not to use on a daily basis anymore: no indicators, a lot of smoke and vibration above 3000rpm. Max speed 105km/h.

Very strong frame.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th July, 2006

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review