Puch Magnum X
The Magnum X is a 50cc dirt bike made by Puch. It uses a kickstart E50 engine.
The kick start E50 first made its appearance in 1974 with the arrival of the Puch Magnum X dirt bike. It has the same internals and transfers as the pedal start E50. The only major differences are as follows:
- a lighter and better flowing clutch bell
- a specialized kick start clutch
- the kick start mechanism
- two special holes in the side of the case where the kick start gear shafts fit
A minor difference was a stator that came with no lighting coil, as the Magnum X was a dirt bike and had no headlight. The Magnum X top end was the same as the regular Magnums in that it had the angled exhaust port and cast-iron cylinder sleeves. The difference in the top end was the addition of a stock 17mm "bendy" intake and 17mm Bing carb -- along with a matching intake port. Stock horsepower ratings for the Magnum X were 3.5 HP, making it the highest HP 50cc engine Puch ever made. Rumor has it that if an intake restrictor was removed, the power rose to 4HP. The Magnum X engine was made until 1979 and is fairly rare.
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Magical no-lighting-coil stock Magnum X stator plate (photo by: Turd Ferguson)
|Puch Engine Variations|
|E50 • ZA50 |
|Austro-Daimler • Cobra • Dart • Korado • JCPenney Pinto |
Magnum • Magnum X • Maxi • Newport