Suzuki PE175 Specifications

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Suzuki PE175 Specifications
The Suzuki PE175 is a classic off-road competition dirt-bike. (dirt biking image by Morkidz photography from

The Suzuki PE175 is a competition enduro class motorcycle made by Hamamatsu, Japan-based Suzuki Motor Corporation from 1978 to 1984. The high fender-clearance dirt-bikes came with stock full-knobby, off-road tires.

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The 1979 Suzuki PE175 came with a two-stroke, single-cylinder, power-reed-valve 172cc engine. Its bore is 62mm with a stroke of 57mm and a compression ratio of 7.6:1. It has a Mikuni VM34SS carburettor and used an oil-to-gas mix ratio of 20:1. It has a primary kick starter with pointless electronic ignition.


The PE175 has a telescopic, oil-dampened front fork with 9.1 inches of travel and rear box-section, swing-arm suspension with 7.9 inches of travel. The gas-oil shocks have three different load settings. The bikes have a six-speed, constant-mesh transmission with a wet, multi-plate clutch and a shift pattern of one down and five up. It has expanding-type brakes on the front and rear.


The PE175 model is 82.7 inches long, 34.6 inches wide, with a height of 47.2 inches and a wheelbase of 55.9 inches. The bike's dry weight is 98kg. and it has an 11-inch ground clearance.

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