Suzuki SP 500 (1981-83)

Make Model: Suzuki SP 500


Year: 1981 – 83
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 88 x 82 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
Cooling System: Air/oil cooled
Lubricaiton System: Wet sump
Induction: Mikuni BS40SS carburetor
Ignition: PEI pointless
Starting: Kick
Battery: 6V, 4Ah
Max Power: 26 kW / 36 hp @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque: 42 Nm / 4.3 kgf-m /31 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5 Speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain, #520
Primary Reduction: 2.39:1
Final Reduction: 3.36:1
Rake: 29.5
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork, Showa 36 mm, air/oil damped
Front Wheel Travel: 195 mm / 7.7 in

Rear Suspension: Swingarm, dual shocks, coil springs, adjustable springload and compression damping
Rear Wheel Travel: 195 mm / 7.7 in
Front Brakes: 150 mm Drum
Rear Brakes: 150 mm Drum
Front Tyre: 3.00 -21
Rear Tyre: 4.60 -18
Wheelbase: 1461 mm / 57.5 in
Ground Clearance: 270 mm / 10.6 in
Seat Height: 870 mm / 34.3 in
Dry Weight: 139 kg / 306 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 9 Litres / 2.4 US gal / 2.0 Imp gal
Fuel Reserve: 2 Litres / 0.5 US gal / 0.4 Imp gal
Review: Clement Salvadori, Rider Magazine


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