In 1992, the Suzuki AH 100 became the latest scooter offered by the Japanese two-wheeler giant. Designed to appeal to the urban rider, the AH 100 was powered by a basic single cylinder, two-stroke 99cc engine. Suzuki had already earned a reputation in two-stroke design with scooters like the AE 50 and the AH 100 continued the tradition of reliability.
With just 8 hp on tap, this Suzuki scooter was never meant to set the streets on fire. However, It could still do 60 mph, which is not bad considering the AH 100 has teeny 10 inch wheels. Braking safety was adequate with disc brakes in front and drums in the rear. The Suzuki AH 100 was also a very light bike at just around 90 kgs. This made handling a breeze for riders of all ages, height, and build. The AH 100 came with automatic transmission, which simplified the learning curve. After a couple of minutes of practice, even a novice biker could confidently zoom about on the AH 100 scooter.
The instrument panel provided all the basic information, with a cluster housing an odometer, speedometer, and various indicators and warning lights. The automatic transmission made the controls very basic, with a single throttle and two brakes. The Suzuki AH100 even came with electric start, making it an overall package of convenience and ease. A kick start for also provided for cold weather conditions and as a back-up to the auto-start.
While production ceased in 1996, you can still find an occasional Suzuki AH 100 pottering around town. Build quality was excellent with classic scooter styling of long, clean lines. Very elegant to look at, the AH100 was also comfortable, with an ergonomic, comfortable seat design. Below this seat, a roomy storage bin could easily hold the rider’s helmet.
Enthusiasts and proud owners still use the Suzuki AH 100 as their everyday run-around in the town or city. Since production ceased almost 20 years ago, owners may find it difficult to source genuine parts. A few dealers still stock AH100 spare parts that can keep the scooter running like new. While the Suzuki two-stroke engine will usually not give any problems, time may have taken a toll on other components. With a bit of care and a few pounds, any Suzuki AH 100 can be restored, giving you an inexpensive city bike that sips petrol but spits out zippy performance.