Yamaha XS 500

Yamaha XS 500

The Yamaha XS500 was a twin, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1976 and 1979.

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Model year
1979
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Make
Yamaha
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Engine Power
48.67 HP (35.8 kW) @ 8250 rpm
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Top Speed
110.6 mph

Technical Specifications

Engine and transmission

  • Engine type:
    2 cylinders, 4-stroke, Inline
  • Displacement:
    499 cc (30.49 cubic inches)
  • Bore × stroke:
    2.87 inch × 2.35 inch (oversquare - shortstroke)
  • Cooling system:
    Air cooled
  • Power:
    48.67 HP (35.8 kW) @ 8250 rpm
  • Throttle:
    Cable operated
  • Valve train:
    DOHC, variable
  • Valves per cylinder:
    4
  • Sparks per cylinder:
    1
  • Fuel supply system:
    Carburetor
  • Compression:
    8.5:1
  • Engine mounting:
    Vertical
  • Lubrication system:
    Wet sump
  • Gear box:
    Manual 5-speed
  • Clutch:
    Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
  • Final drive:
    Chain

Dimensions

  • Curb weight:
    463 lbs

Chassis and suspension

  • Front
    Suspension:
    Cartridge
    Brake:
    Single Disk
  • Rear
    Suspension:
    twin shock, Swingarm
    Brake:
    Disk
  • Frame type:
    steel, Double cradle frame

Other

  • ABS available:
    No
  • Power-to-weight ratio:
    0.17 KW/lbs (5.87 lbs/HP)
  • Top speed:
    110.6 mph
  • Fuel capacity:
    3.96 gals
  • Number of riders:
    2 persons

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