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Yamaha RZ500 official brochure photoTechnical Specifications of Yamaha RZ500

Model: Yamaha RZ500

Year: 1985-86

Motorcycle Type: Sport Bike

Dry weight: 180kg

Fuel tank size: 22.00 litres


Engine, Intake & Transmission

Engine displacement: 499 cc 

Engine: two-stroke, V4 reed valve, YPVS

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

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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