1992 Suzuki TS185ER from Australia
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.
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
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.