Yamaha XT 500

Yamaha XT 500

The Yamaha XT500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1976 and 1990.

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Model year
1980
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Make
Yamaha
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Engine Power
26.78 HP (19.7 kW) @ 5900 rpm
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Top Speed
82.02 mph

Technical Specifications

Engine and transmission

  • Engine type:
    1 cylinders, 4-stroke, Single
  • Displacement:
    499 cc (30.49 cubic inches)
  • Bore × stroke:
    3.43 inch × 3.31 inch (square)
  • Cooling system:
    Air cooled
  • Power:
    26.78 HP (19.7 kW) @ 5900 rpm
  • Throttle:
    Cable operated
  • Valve train:
    SOHC, variable
  • Valves per cylinder:
    2
  • Sparks per cylinder:
    1
  • Fuel supply system:
    Carburetor
  • Compression:
    9:1
  • Engine mounting:
    Vertical
  • Lubrication system:
    Wet sump
  • Gear box:
    Manual 5-speed
  • Clutch:
    Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
  • Final drive:
    Chain

Dimensions

  • Curb weight:
    341.7 lbs

Chassis and suspension

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

Other

  • ABS available:
    No
  • Power-to-weight ratio:
    0.13 KW/lbs (7.87 lbs/HP)
  • Top speed:
    82.02 mph
  • Fuel capacity:
    2.38 gals
  • Number of riders:
    2 persons

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