I have had two TS 185er's. A great and reliable bike, but not all that quick.
Great handling, but just can't compete with todays motocrosses, with or without mods.
If I could win races on a 1985 Suzuki TS185ER we'd all want one!!!, I'd better get my Honda C90 and give Valentino Rossi a run for his money.
Made me laugh anyway.
I remember 30 years ago when the TS 185 came out. My mate, who was a year older than me, bought one. It was a lovely red colour and was a lovely bike, nice and tall too. I just found out that SUZUKI still produces them and I want one. Only trouble is I moved to Turkey 20 years ago. So anyone, how much is one, and where can I buy it from? Don`t tell the wife as I bought myself a lovely Bandit 1200s last year, and she wants the garage cleared of all me other bikes. But she ain`t gonna win cause I`ll build another garage.
I am currently 2/3rds of the way through restoring a TS185ERN, this is what was wrong with mine!
Ignition coil brackets break off the frame (coil melts on exhaust).
Exhaust front pipe rots from the inside.
Swing arm rots at the rear underneath.
Rims rust (take the tyres off and check).
Seat pan rots.
Plastic side panels crack.
Chain guard disintegrates.
Fork stanchions pit at the top (not under the gaiters!).
Chrome headlamp bezel rusts from inside.
Speedo cable usually snaps at the drive gear end.
Most of the parts are still available from Suzuki, so be careful what you pay on eBay!
I m Bilal Amjad from Pakistan...
I love my Suzuki Ts185...
The bike is very good in acceleration..
I have raced 9 times here in Pakistan in trailing events.. & I have won 2 times & been on the scoring podium four times...
I am very happy with my Suzuki...
Next year I'm a getting scholarship to ride in South Africa in Enduro Cup for Suzuki.. so I'm very happy with Suzuki.. always been my best friend...
I have Suzuki TS 185 ER. It is a 1994 model and I have been using since I was 14 years old at high school. I had bought my Suzuki, now I am 27 years old. I love my motorbike' I made 250,000 km now. It is such a clever machine, it never breaks down.
Yes, I raced a TS185 88 model in Australia at the local dirt bike meet. These things really go if you change the exhaust. I blew away a KTM 125 4 stroke. Everyone should own one, it doesn't get any better than a TS185.
I own a 1994 Japan model. She is fantastic. I ride her every day, and she always starts up. Really a superb bike! Usually I drive on the motorway, and up to 70 km/h, she smokes a little; a soft blue cloud that remembers the marvel of only three mobile parts that impulse you to freedom and happiness!
Two stroke for ever!!
I have two TS 185's, 91 & 94 models, and they are just as good now as they was back in the 80's. They stopped selling them in Australia in 97, but you can still get parts from the dealer NOS and also from Ebay.
Still a great bike for twenty years old.