Puch 250 SGS

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Puch 250 SGS
Puch motorcycle.jpg
ManufacturerSteyr-Daimler-Puch
Also calledSears SR 250
Production1953–1969
ClassSport bike
Engine248 cm³ (15.1 in³) split single
Bore / stroke2 x 45 millimetres (2 x 1.8 in)
78 millimetres (3.1 in)
Top speed110 kilometres per hour (68 mph)
Power16.5 horsepower (12.3 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Torque16.8 pound force-feet (2.32 kgf⋅m) @ 3300 rpm
Transmission4-speed, chain drive
kick starter
Weight155 kilograms (342 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity13 litres (3.4 US gal)
Fuel consumption30.3 kilometres per litre (71 mpg‑US)

The Puch 250 SGS (Schwing-Gabel-Sport) was a motorcycle manufactured by the Austrian Steyr Daimler Puch AG's Puch division in Thondorf near Graz. The motorcycle was powered by a split-single two-stroke engine (two pistons sharing a single combustion chamber). It was marketed in the United States by Sears as the "Allstate 250" or "Twingle", with the model number SR 250, and sold primarily via the Sears catalog.[1] It was a common "first motorcycle" for many riders.[2]

A total of 38,584 Puch 250 SGS motorcycles were produced between its launch on October 1, 1953 and the ending of manufacture in 1969.

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  1. ^ Emerson, Norman (September 1989). "Low-buck Roebuck". American Motorcyclist. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. ^ Egan, Peter (January 2001). "First bikes". Cycle World. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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