Yamaha XT 500 (1979)

Make Model: Yamaha XT 500


Year: 1979
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valve
Capacity: 499 cc / 30.5 cuin
Bore x Stroke: 87 84 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Induction: 32mm Mikuni VM32SS carburetor
Ignition: Magneto, CB/coil
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 32 hp / 23.5 kW @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque: 4.0 kgf-m / 39.2 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Clutch: Wet multiplate
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Half-duplex cradle
Front Suspension: Leading axle coil spring fork
Front Wheel Travel: 195 mm / 7.6 in
Rear Suspension: Swing arm adjustable preload
Rear Wheel Travel: 160 mm / 6.2 in
Front Brakes: Single 160mm drum
Rear Brakes: Single 150mm drum

Front Tyre: 3.00-21
Rear Tyre: 4.00-18
Dimensions: Length 2160 mm / 85.0 in Width 875 mm / 34.4 in Height 1165 mm / 45.8 in
Wheelbase: 1475 mm / 58.0 in
Seat Height: 840 mm / 33.0 in
Ground Clearance: 215 mm / 8.4 in
Dry Weight: 140 kg / 308.6 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 8.8 Litres / 2.3 US gal
Consumption Average: 59 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 15.0 sec / 87.1 mph
Top Speed: 100.8 mph
Road Test: Bike magazine 1977 Bike magazine Group Test 1978 Motorcycling Monthly 1976 Moto Journal 1982


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