Suzuki TS185: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki TS185
Manufacturer
Also called TS-185, TS 185 ER, TS185ER, TS 185
Production 1971 - 1981
Class Enduro
Engine
single cylinder, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 64.0mm x 57.0mm
Top Speed 86 mph (138 km/h)
Horsepower 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 14.46 ft/lbs (19.6 Nm) @ 5200RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Ignition cdi, magneto
Spark Plug NGK BP7ES '77-81
NGK B7HS '71-76
Battery YUASA 6N4-2A '71-76
YUASA 6N4B-2A '77-81
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multiplate
Suspension Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: swing arm, oil damped, spring preload
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-21
Rear Tire 4.10-18
Wheelbase 54.13 inches (1375 mm)
Length 85.04 inches (2160 mm)
Width 33.86 inches (860 mm)
Height 44.29 inches (1125 mm)
Seat Height 32.87 inches (835 mm)
Weight 224.87 pounds (102.0 Kg) (dry), 102.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.85 Gallon (7.00 Liters)
Competition Honda SL175
Kawasaki F7/KE175
Yamaha CT1/CT2/DT175
Manuals Service Manual

Brochures ·


The Suzuki TS185 was a single cylinder, two-stroke enduro motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1980 and 2018. It could reach a top speed of 86 mph (138 km/h). Max torque was 14.46 ft/lbs (19.6 Nm) @ 5200 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. A 64.0mm bore x 57.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 183.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a membrane.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.75-21 front tire and a 4.10-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a swing arm, oil damped, spring preload. The TS185ER was fitted with a 1.85 Gallon (7.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 224.87 pounds (102.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 54.13 inches (1375 mm) long.

The Suzuki TS185 is a motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 1971 to 1981.

TS185 Sierra[edit]

1971 TS185R[edit]

1971 Suzuki TS185R


  • FRAME #: TS185-10001
  • ENGINE #: ... .. TS185-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 290
  • COLOR: Strip Orange, Hawaii Green
  • Chrome fenders
  • Steel lower forks
  • Silver side cover

1972 TS185J[edit]


  • FRAME #: TS185-24292
  • ENGINE #: ... .. TS185-24309
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 290
  • COLOR: Ascot Red, Redondo Blue
  • Chrome fenders
  • Side cover primary color

1973 TS185K[edit]

1973 Suzuki TS185K
1973 Suzuki TS185 in Yellow
1973 Suzuki TS185 in Yellow
1973 Suzuki TS185 in Yellow


  • FRAME #: TS185-52592
  • ENGINE #: TS185-52618
  • ENGINE TYPE: 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 290
  • COLOR: Desert Yellow, Coronado Blue
  • Flip-up gas cap
  • Fenders and side cover primary color
  • Straight rear fender

1974 TS185L[edit]

1974 Suzuki TS185L
1974 Suzuki TS185 in Silver
1974 Suzuki TS185 in Silver
1974 Suzuki TS185 in Yellow
1974 Suzuki TS185 in Yellow
1974 Suzuki TS185 in Yellow
1974 Suzuki TS185 in Yellow


  • FRAME #: TS185-84664
  • ENGINE #: TS185-84307
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 296
  • COLOR: Stardust Silver
  • Fenders and side cover primary color
  • Aluminum lower forks
  • Chrome headlight mounts

1975 TS185M[edit]

1975 Suzuki TS185M


  • FRAME #: TS185-115944
  • ENGINE #: TS185-115997
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 296
  • COLOR: Sunset Orange
  • Side cover primary color
  • Silver headlight mounts and fenders

1976 TS185A[edit]

1976 Suzuki TS185A


  • FRAME #: TS185-142743
  • ENGINE #: TS185-142791
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 296
  • COLOR: Aspen Yellow
  • Black Engine
  • Side cover primary color
  • White fenders

1977 TS185B[edit]

1977 Suzuki TS185


  • FRAME #: TS1852-10001
  • ENGINE #: ..... TS1852-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 293
  • COLOR: Orange
  • Black hubs
  • Orange side cover and exhaust heat shield
  • White fenders


1978 TS185C[edit]

1978 Suzuki TS185C


  • FRAME #: TS1852-24007
  • ENGINE #: TS1852-24309
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 293
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Yellow side cover and exhaust heat shield

1979 TS185N[edit]

1979 Suzuki TS185N


  • FRAME #: TS1852-39295
  • ENGINE #: TS1852-39548
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 293
  • COLOR: Blue
  • Leading axle forks
  • TS on seat
  • Blue fenders, side cover and exhaust heat shield


1980 TS185T[edit]

1980 Suzuki TS185T


  • FRAME #: TS1852-102185
  • ENGINE #: TS1852-48283
  • ENGINE TYPE: 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 293
  • COLOR: Blue
  • White outlined TS on seat
  • Black outlined 185 on side cover

1981 TS185X[edit]

1981 Suzuki TS185X


  • V.I.N. #: JS1SG11A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: TS1852-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 183cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 293
  • COLOR: Blue
  • Blue TS 185 on side cover


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