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My First Motorcycle - 1980 Suzuki TS100

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My First Motorcycle - 1980 Suzuki TS100

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My first motorcycle was a red Suzuki TS100. It was brand new and bike that I eventually took my test on.

I remember the day I picked it up from the dealer. I had never ridden a motorcycle before and this was in the days before compulsory basic training so rather than ride it I wheeled it home :lol: . I must have been mad, it was a good couple of miles UPHILL! However I was so excited about owning my own bike that I don't think I noticed :)

I kept it for a couple of years before moving to a Suzuki GS550.

There was also a 125 version of this bike which a friend of mine bought after seeing mine. There wasn't much difference. They were identical apart from cc, a slight increase in bhp and one extra gear on the 125. The 100 could hit just over 70mph though so wasn't lacking in speed for it's size.

I do have some original photos tucked away somewhere which I will dig out at some point.
Suzuki TS100 1980
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Re: My First Motorcycle - 1980 Suzuki TS100

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My first bike purchased new in 1977 , PVN 882R . Yamaha RD200DX , had it for 3 years . Traded the RD200 for this DT175MX ( EAJ 556V ) around 1980 and kept it even after the 125 law put me off the road .
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Re: My First Motorcycle - 1980 Suzuki TS100

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Hi Les

Great photos!

I remember the Yamaha RD200 and of the RD250 of course. Fastest bikes in their class at the time.

I also had a DT175. Was a great bike but I needed something a bit larger for dispatch riding and If memory serves I traded it for a Suzuki GT380...this would have been after the GS550.
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