The Austrian Puch company hired Belgian motocross rider Harry Everts in 1974 to compete in the FIM 250cc World Motocross Championships. Though he had many top finish-es that first year, it wasn’t until 1975 that Everts and Puch found their true form. Everts
rewarded Puch with its first World Championship in motocross.
It was no mean feat for a small European moped company to win the World
Championship, especially in only its second year of competition against the dominant
Suzukis, which had won four 250cc championships in a row. Everts’ works Puch was a spectacular machine. It had Marzocchi suspension; a clean frame design; magnesium cases, hubs
and forks; and a very unique “twin carb” design with one Bing carburetor with a traditional
piston port design and a second carb feeding a rotary valve on the right side of the engine.
The Puch factory is the only company to ever produce the factory works bike in
significant numbers. Ninety machines were built in 1975 and sold in 1976.
Estimated value: $30,000.