Suzuki PE175: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki PE175
1982-Suzuki-PE175-Yellow-1.jpg
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called PE 175
Production 1978 - 1984
Class Enduro
Engine Two stroke, single cylinder, piston and reed valve
Bore / Stroke 61.0mm x 61.0mm
Compression ratio 7.9:1
Horse Power 24.0 HP (17.9 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 14.01 ft/lbs (19.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel system Mikuni VM34SS carburetor
Sparkplug NGK B10EGV '83 , '84
NGK B10EGV '79-82
NGK B8EV '78
Transmission Gear box: 6-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Suspension Front: Telescopic pneumatic/coil spring, oil dampened
Rear: Full-floating suspension system, swingarm, gas/oil damped, spring pre-load adjustable, damper 4-way adjustable
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 3.00-21 4PR
Rear Tire 4.00-18 4PR
Wheelbase 55.91 inches (1420 mm)
Dimensions L 82.72 inches (2101 mm)
W 34.61 inches (879 mm)
Weight  (dry), 107.0 kg (wet)
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The Suzuki PE 175 was a two stroke, single cylinder, piston and reed valve Enduro motorcycle produced by Suzuki in 1978. Max torque was 14.01 ft/lbs (19.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 24.0 HP (17.9 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 61.0mm bore x 61.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 172.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.00-21 4PR front tire and a 4.00-18 4PR rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic pneumatic/coil spring, oil dampened while the rear was equipped with a Full-floating suspension system, swingarm, gas/oil damped, spring pre-load adjustable, damper 4-way adjustable. The wheelbase was 55.91 inches (1420 mm) long.


The Suzuki PE175 is a small two-stroke enduro motorcycle made by Suzuki from 1978 to 1984.

1978 PE175C[edit]

1978 Suzuki PE175C
1978 Suzuki PE175C in Yellow
1978 Suzuki PE175C in Yellow
1978 Suzuki PE175 Brochure
1978 Suzuki PE175 brochure from australia page 1
1978 Suzuki PE175 Brochure from australia page 2
  • FRAME #: PE175-100001
  • ENGINE #: PE175-100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 172cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 405
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Rear brake torque link

1979 PE175N[edit]

1979 Suzuki PE175N
1979 Suzuki PE250N and PE175 Brochure
1979 Suzuki PE250N and PE175N Brochure 2
1979 Suzuki PE175 Brochure page 1
1979 Suzuki PE175 Brochure page 2
  • FRAME #: PE175-107290
  • ENGINE #: PE175-107298
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 172cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 405
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Quick change rear wheel
  • Plastic tank

1980 PE175T[edit]

1980 Suzuki PE175T

  • FRAME #: PE175- 200030
  • ENGINE #: PE175-200039
  • ENGINE TYPE: 172cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 415
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Three tone blue tank stripes under Suzuki decal

1981 PE175X[edit]

1981 Suzuki PE175X

  • V.I.N. #: JS1PG11A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: PE175-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 172cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 415
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • White outlined Suzuki over three tone blue tank stripes



1982 PE175Z[edit]

1982 Suzuki PE175Z
1982 Suzuki PE175 in Yellow
1982 Suzuki PE175 in Yellow


  • V.I.N. #: JS1PG12A C 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: PE175-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 172cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 415
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Full floater rear suspension

1983 PE175D[edit]

1983 Suzuki PE175D

  • V.I.N. #: JS1PG12A D 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: PE175-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 172cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 415
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Yellow lower forks
  • Blue seat with yellow outlined PE


1984 PE175E[edit]

1984 Suzuki PE175E

  • V.I.N. #: JS1PG12A E 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: PE175-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 172cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 415
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Blue frame
  • Blue fork boots


1978 - 1982 Suzuki PE 175[edit]

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This was a great mix between a 125 and 250. These bikes were meant to be light like a 125 but with power characteristics more of a 250. At the time, the PE 175 was the most technologically advanced. It still had twin shocks until 1982, but regardless the bike outhandled the Yamaha IT 175 with it’s “Yamahop” rear suspension known to mysteriously kick out over roots and large bumps.


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