Suzuki first released their GT185 model in early 1973 in Europe and America. Japan did not receive the model until a year later, in 1974. Also known as the Adventure, this model was first released with a dual-brake design in the front wheel. This was changed a year later with a single disc relocation that changed the path for other GT model brakes. The Suzuki GT185 remained relatively the same until it was discontinued in 1977.
Suzuki produced five models within the three years of manufacture to release both new specifications and new body schemes. The original model was known as the GT185K. The engine that Suzuki released this bike with is an air-cooled, 184cc, two-stroke, parallel twin that produces 21 horsepower. The original frame was beautiful with leather seats and an amazing looking engine. The original Suzuki GT185 model was superb to say the least.
The second model to appear in the GT series was the Suzuki GT185 L. This model was released in 1974, just a year after the original GT185 release. This model offered motorcycle enthusiasts two colors to choose from, either blue or gold. The only major difference in this model compared to its predecessor is a slimmer body with added chrome.
The third model released in the GT185 series is the GT185 M. Almost all specifications of this bike have been copied from the previous versions. The only major difference is the body layout. The bicycle seat sits a little lower than on the GT185 L and the motor is raised a little higher. This time, buyers of this bike could choose from a few more colors, including red, blue, and gold.
The Suzuki 185 A was made in 1976 with only one difference. This difference was that the side panels on the bike were now black and the handlebars were created with a slightly wider angle for more stability when riding. Shortly after the Suzuki 185 A was launched, the 1977 GT185 B hit dealer floors with a whole new look and even more chrome, sure to draw the attention of other motorists and pedestrians alike.
The last model produced in the GT185 series was more of a cousin than a true remake. This model is the smoothest of them all. The Suzuki GT185 came with alloy wheels and appeared in 1978. The Japanese models actually have different specifications than the models sold in Europe or America, but they are all seen from the same perspective.
The specifications of the GT185 models remain pretty much the same throughout the lifetime of the GT185. The dry weight is actually very low at just 129 kg. The overall length is 1,950 mm and easily accommodates two riders or even a saddlebag. At 1,290 mm, the wheelbase made a major contribution to stability. The specs of this bike have created a whole new playing field for competitors everywhere.