Although it's a well known fact that the Yamaha IT175G was the best in it's class in the race for first place during the 1980 season, Honda's XR200, Kawasaki's KDX175 and Suzuki's PE175 were also in the running along with a gaggle of European exotica including Bultaco, KTM, SWM, Montesa, Husqvarna.
1980 Honda XR200
Engine Air Cooled, four stroke, single cylinder. Gearbox 6 speedBore x Stroke: 65.5 x 57.8 mm (2.6 x 2.3 inches) Valves Per Cylinder: 2
Fuel Control: SOHC Cooling system: Air Gearbox: 6-speed
1980 Kawasaki KDX 175
Kawasaki KDX175Year1980 Engine Air cooled, two stroke, single cylinder. Maximum Horsepower 20.1 hp @ 9000 rpm Maximum Torque2.2Kg-m @ 8000 rpm
1980 Suzuki PE175