Suzuki TS185ER Review from Australia

1992 Suzuki TS185ER

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 4 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 kilometres
Most recent distance18250 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki RGV250 VJ22


Good allround bike


So far, so good!!!

Only problem I have had was losing the number plate and rego sticker off the back while riding.

General Comments:

The bike isn't very quick, but it's not made to be.

Very economical, and I love the 2 stroke engine. It

handles really well and would suit a learner.

Very comfortable seating position.

Needs a taller first gear for road work though.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2006

23rd Nov 2013, 22:31

Yeah, these are cool little bikes. You are right, the 1st and second gears are low; first is almost a crawler gear. OK for going along a tight or bumpy trail. Fine on a metal/gravel road.

The earlier pre ER model was a nicer ROAD bike, as the motor really revved out well. Either model was bog reliable.

Lightweight - this puts other bikes to shame. This bike has the speed of a 250, but only 60% of the weight so acceleration is very good, especially if you are a lightweight.

Not suitable for high speed OFF road (MX style) due to the short suspension. Many are bought by farmers for bopping along farm tracks to check on stock etc.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 1 review