Contents: 1. Puch US Models Chart
Contents: 2. US Models 1976-1986
1. Puch US Model Mopeds Chart
This chart is an overview and for identifying models by their color. Compiled from official Puch parts catalogs, bulletins, manuals and flyers, by Shaun Strahm, February 2005
2. USA Model Mopeds 1976-1986
1972-75 Puch Maxi S
These were the same as 1976.
1976 Puch Maxi S, Maxi N, Nostalgic
1977 Puch Rigid, Maxi, Maxi S, Newport
The Maxi N became the Rigid. The Nostalgic became the Newport. The Maxi S became Maxi Sport.
1978-1979 Puch GN, Maxi, Maxi Luxe, Sport, Newport L, Sport MkII, Maxi II, Magnum XK, Magnum MkII
The Rigid became the GN.
The two speed engine was introduced on Maxi II.
The Maxi Sport became the Sport, or Sport MkII.
The Newport became Newport L, or Newport (oil inject).
The Magnum top tank models were introduced.
1980-1981 Puch Maxi, Maxi Luxe, Newport II, Sport MkII, Magnum II, Magnum LTD, Series B
Many one speed models were discontinued.
The Newport became Newport II.
The Magnum XK became Magnum II.
The 100 year anniversary Magnum Limited Edition.
The Puch Series B was better known as Murray.
1982-1984 Puch Dart, Maxi Sport LS, Cobra, Austro-Daimler
Puch spent much time and money designing the Austro Daimler (Maxi Plus).
Puch called it “Austro Daimler” in the sales flyer, and “Maxi Plus” in the parts manual.
Too bad it had a high price, and was only made 1984-1986.
1985-1986 Puch Maxi, Maxi Sport LS, Maxi Sport LS 2, Cobra 2, Austro-Daimler 2
The 1984-85 Puch Maxi had a thinner front rim and tire. Front rim was 1.1 x 17″ with 2.00 x 17″ tire. Rear rim was 1.35 x 17″ with 2.25 x 17″ tire.