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Yamaha XS500 magazine imageTechnical Specifications of Yamaha XS500

Model: Yamaha XS500

Year: 1975-79

Motorcycle Type: Classic / Road

Dry weight: 210 kg

Fuel tank size: 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Litres)


Engine, Intake & Transmission

Displacement: 498 cc

Engine: parallel twin cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC

Top speed: 111 mph (178 km/h)

Fuel system: 2x38mm Mikuni Carburetors

Fuel control: Overhead Cams (OHC)

Ignition: Coil & Battery

Lubrication system: Wet Sump

Cooling system: Air cooled

Gearbox: 5-speed

Transmission type: Chain

Starting: Kickstart & Electric Starter


Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type: Duplex cradle from circular steel pipes

Front suspension: Telescopic forks

Rear suspension: Dual shock absorbers - swingarm

Front brakes: Single disc

Rear brakes: Single disc