motorcycles - Austria / II. Republic of Austria 2017 - 220 Euro Cent
Theme: Traffic, Transportation & Mobility
|Country||Austria / II. Republic of Austria|
|Perforation||13¼ x 13¾|
|Chronological Issue Number||2679|
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In the 1950s, the great era of motorized scooters, also Puch, the well-known manufacturer of motorcycles and motorcycles from Graz, began to engage in this two-wheeler business. The special stamp from the series "Motorcycles" shows the model 150 SR, built in 1961 in the typical elegant color combination anthracite / beige. From 1952 Puch produced for the first time scooters of the series 125 R, 125 RL (the luxury version with passenger seat, speedometer, spare wheel and parking light) and later 125 RLA (with electric starter). With the typical for scooters between the handlebar and saddle, the protective cover for the driver (or maybe even the driver) and the beautiful design could also be converted "non-motorcyclist" to two-wheeler. In 1957, when the scooter business was already declining again, Puch finally brought out two new models: the 125 SR and the 150 SR. Both versions were also available as an alternative with electric starter, in this case under the name 125 or 150 SRA. The models SR and SRA were built until 1968. Initially, the machines had a twist-grip manual, later then a Fußschaltwippe. Of the 125 cubic centimeter version, around 3,700 pieces were built, of the stronger version more than 31,000 pieces, of which not quite a third as SRA with the electric starter. Many of them were also equipped with a spare tire, which was mounted obliquely behind the pillion seat. The spare tire is also clearly recognizable on the motif of the stamp. The pictured Roller 150 SR is built in 1961 and shows the typical elegant anthracite / beige color combination. The heyday of the scooter models of Vespa and Lambretta are today true classics - came to an end in the course of the 1960s. Anyone who could rose to a car - in the case of diehard Puch fans that was often the Puch 500. Since the 1990s, scooters are experiencing an upturn again, which probably has to do with the increased traffic in the cities, where to get ahead with a small, manoeuvrable scooter just faster and, above all, easier to find a parking space.