Suzuki PE175 Review

1980 Suzuki PE175 from United Kingdom

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1989
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha RD200DX


Most fun bike I ever owned


Carburetor problems solved by putting an inline fuel filter between the tank and carburetor, to stop dirt blocking jets etc..

Front tyre wearing oval due to lots of wheelies in the road... I think the front bearings were worn.. so the wheel always stopped in the same place!

The speedometer is self destructing due to vibration... ha ha!

General Comments:

I have owned numerous road and offroad bikes in my life.. the PE175 was the best fun.. most reliable, value for money..

I wish I had never sold it for a Yamaha IT200...

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2006

28th Aug 2006, 21:08

I agree completely, my 81 PE175 hovers over my wife's DT175, and will bang a 3rd gear wheely right past her...

6th Apr 2007, 15:16

Hey, about the carburator problems; I have a 1980 pe 175 and I believe that one of the jets are clogged and stuff, so how do you think I could fix this? Just take it apart and spray carb cleaner in it, or what? Email at

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review