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Yamaha RD500LC official brochure photoTechnical Specifications of Yamaha RD500LC

Model: Yamaha RD 500 LC

Year: 1984-86

Motorcycle Type: Sport Bike

Dry weight: 180 kg

Fuel tank size: 22.00 litres (5.81 US gallons)


Engine, Intake & Transmission

Engine displacement: 499 cc 

Engine: two-strokes, V4 reed valve induction, YPVS (Yamaha Power Valve System)

Top speed:  223.0 km/h (138.6 mph)

Fuel system: 4x 26mm Mikuni Carburetors

Ignition: Digital CDI

Lubrication system: Yamaha autolube

Cooling system: Liquid cooled

Gearbox: 6-speed

Transmission: Chain drive

Starting: Kickstarter


Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type: Steel tube

Ground clearance: 145 mm 

Front suspension: Telescopic forks

Rear suspension: Monocross

Front brakes: Dual disc brake

Rear brakes: Single disc brake



Yamaha RD500 LC Parts

Despite the fact that the production of Yamaha RD500LC motorcycle stopped decades ago, you might still find the odd one on the market. They are usually in a bad condition, parked in a garaged or worse, exposed to the elements. While the frame and main parts might be salvageable, what you will certainly have to replace are all the perished and disintegrated rubber parts.


So, whether you’re looking for dampers, cush drive rubbers or rubber dust boots, our dedicated Yamaha RD 500 LC two-strokes category is a great start to your restoration. Our parts are all new parts, mainly aftermarket reproductions, but we also stock OEM motorcycle parts and ARS Japan imports.


We are trying to keep competitive price on our products, adding new parts to the RD500LC collection on a regular basis and constantly looking for reputable suppliers and manufacturers. If you can't find the right part for your bike, please contact us.


Besides offering top quality parts, we concentrate on customer service. We have a loyalty program for regular shoppers, offer free shipping on orders over certain value and run regular special offers.