Puch 250 SGS

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Puch 250 SGS
Puch motorcycle.jpg
Manufacturer Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Also called Sears SR 250
Production 1953–1970
Class Sport bike
Engine 248 cm³ (15.1 in³) split single
Bore / stroke 2 x 45 millimetres (2 x 1.8 in)
78 millimetres (3.1 in)
Top speed 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph)
Power 16.5 horsepower (12.3 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Torque 16.8 pound force-feet (2.32 kgf·m) @ 3300 rpm
Transmission 4-speed, chain drive
kick starter
Weight 155 kilograms (342 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity 13 litres (3.4 US gal)
Fuel consumption 30.3 kilometres per litre (71 mpg‑US)

The Puch 250 SGS (Schwing-Gabel-Sport) was a motorcycle manufactured by the Austrian Steyr Daimler Puch AG 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", 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 1970.[3]

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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. 
  3. ^ Ehn, Friedrich F. (March 2, 2013). Das große Puch-Buch: Die Zweiräder von 1890-1987 (in German). Weishaupt, H. ISBN 3-900310-49-1. 

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