Puch X30 cafe racer

Tags: Puch x30, custom, cafe racer
Owner: Marije P.
Last Modified: 18/09/2020


Puch Babe Marije, 21 years old and a real Puch lover. She is the proud owner of a custom X30 cafe racer build that definetely needs to be put in the picture.

A custom x30 caferacer and a custom x40

About Marije

If you are on social media, you probably already have seen her fabulous X30 Cafe racer. Not only is she passionated about Puch, photography also keeps this girl smiling and going! Her skills in photography were noticed by a car company where she currently works. Making money by taking the nicest shots of sometimes the biggest cars, how cool is that?


When we asked Marije, what do you like about Puch? She replied; I think it’s nice that everyone can create something he or she likes. It’s the perfect moped to use your creativity!

“A sexy machine on two wheels.”

We loved it when Marije said ‘I love old garbage’, it just makes me happy. We believe a lot of Puch lovers share the same idea. It’s just nice to see how an old, rusty moped can change into a sexy machine on two wheels. Her x30 Cafe racer is the perfect example of this.

About the X30 Caferacer build

You're probably also wondering how on earth did she find the inspiration to build her x30 caferacer?

Marije is one of those girls who keeps creating ideas spontaneously. But she has to admit that her boy Thom also helped her with this. One day she wants to be a girl on a fast motorbike and she believes that this project was a great start to train her driving skills. We totally agree on this Marije!

So she and her boy started the big search to the perfect frame, tank, … A lot of things are made by themselves! E.g. the seat. It’s not a surprise that the tank had to be repaired as well (we all know how this goes, don’t we?).

“If the colours are not perfect, the project has failed.”

After spending hours of hard work, the day finally arrived where the colour combination had to be selected. Not so easy, she said. She knew she wanted brown leather. But how about the frame? Black or grey? The tank; red or blue? Or a little green? This is a dilemma that we all encounter when re-styling our moped. You can do the craziest thing with your moped, if the colours are not perfect, the project has failed.

But you have to make a decision. Since Marije wanted a unique and personal color, we believe she did an outstanding job!! Your moped is a reflection of your creativity and personality, no doubt!

A closeup of the
          Puch Monza Tank on the cafe racer project

Engine, setup and Key takeaways

Close-up of the E50 engine

Marije and Thom carefully selected the following items for the setup of the x30 caferacer but wanted to keep it as original as possible.

  • A lot of parts delivered by Puchshop.
  • Puch Monza Tank
  • Engine: E50 4 geared kickstart engine.
  • Carburator: 14 mm Bing Carb
  • Air filter: PSR air filter
  • Exhaust: Techno boss exhaust
  • Topspeed: 55 km/h

Puch X30 and X40 photoshoot

Some key takeaways that Marije would like to share with all moped builders:

  • Take enough time to think about what you want to do
  • Do your research – which frame, tank, … you want to use
  • A moped project is about using your creativity
  • You can choose a lot of colours! Spend enough time on creating the perfect color combination
  • At every project, make something beautiful and unique
  • Your moped project is a projection of your own personality

Some more build pictures

Front view of the E50 Kickstart engine mounted on the Puch X30 cafe racer
Left view of the E50 Kickstart engine mounted on the Puch X30 cafe racer
Closup of the custom brace
Closup of the custom fender holder
A custom on and off switch
Close up of the handlebar
Close up of the handlebar
Custom brown leather cafe racer seat
Custom brown leather cafe racer seat with backlight mounted
PSR Air filter mounted on the E50 Kickstart engine
Close up of the egglight
Puch Monza tank mounted on the Puch X30
Puch Cylinder coated in black
Photoshoot of the Puch x30 cafe racer and custom Puch x40
Photoshoot of the custom Puch x30 cafe racer
Photoshoot of the custom Puch x30 cafe racer with Marije as driver
Full view of the custom Puch x30 cafe racer
The Puch x30 cafe racer and X40 at the beach
The Puch Monza Tank before the paintjob
The X30 frame weldjob
A bar welded on the X30 frame
Bar welded on the X30 frame
Preparation for the custom brown leather cafe racer seat
Puch X30 frame before
E50 kickstart engine mounted on the X30 frame
The X30 cafe racer look before the paintjob

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