In 1971-1972 Jeff Wright rode a similar model of this bike at ascot and was virtually unbeatable. Puchs are powerful excellent handling machines but complex in their engineering. In fact almost every aspect of this bike is over engineered.
Not many were sold and Puchs were not considered a threat until Harry Everts won the world championship on a 1976 twin carburetor 250. This is a very exact and original example as the bike had less than 2 hours riding time prior to coming to The Owen Collection. Because it was abused in storage, a restoration was performed to return it to its original beauty. It is a very fast little bike!
MAKE / MODEL: PUCH 175 CC MX
YEAR: 1973 ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 175 CC
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE AUSTRIA
ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE NEW $1,140.00
THIS BIKE IS:
_ NEW, NEVER BEEN STARTED
_ ORIGINAL UNRESTORED
_ PARTIALLY RESTORED
X FULLY RESTORED
RESTORATION WORK PERFORMED BY: KELLY OWEN
OWNER: KELLY OWEN