Yamaha XS 500 (1973-74)

The Yamaha XS 500 motorcycle was produced from 1973 to 1974 and has a four-stroke parallel twin-cylinder engine with a capacity of 498cc. The engine features DOHC and a compression ratio of 9.0:1. It is cooled by air and lubricated by a wet sump system. Fuel is delivered by 2x 38mm Mikuni carburetors and the ignition is battery and coil powered. The bike has both electric and kick starting options. It produces a maximum power of 48hp at 8500rpm and 4.5kgf-m of torque at 6500rpm.

The transmission is five-speed and the final drive is through a chain. The bike has a full cradle frame that is made of circular steel pipes. The front suspension is telescopic fork, while the rear suspension is dual shocks swing arm with preload adjustability. The brakes consist of a single 267mm disc in the front and a drum in the rear. The front tire size is 3.25-19 while the rear tire size is 3.50-18. The seat height is 812mm and the wet weight is 207.7kg. The fuel capacity is 12.8 liters and the average fuel consumption is 46 mpg.

In terms of performance, the bike has a 0-60mph time of 14.36 seconds and a top speed of 105mph. The braking distance from 60mph is not provided, but the distance from 100mph to 0 is 139 feet. Overall, the Yamaha XS 500 is a classic motorcycle with a powerful engine and full cradle frame, providing a unique and reliable riding experience.

Technische Daten:

Marke Modell: Yamaha XS 500

Year: 1973 – 74

Motor: Vierstöckiger, paralleler Zweizylinder. DOHC
Hubraum: 498 cm³ / 30,5 cu-in
Bohrung x Hub: 73 59,6 mm
Kühlsystem: Luftgekühlt
Verdichtungsverhältnis: 9,0:1
Schmierung: Nasssumpf
Ansaugung: 2x 38mm Mikuni-Vergaser
Zündung: Batterie und Spule
Anfahren: Elektrisch & Kick
Max Leistung: 48 PS / 36,5 kW @ 8500 U/min
Max. Drehmoment: 4,5 kgf-m / 32,5 lb-ft @ 6500 U/min
Getriebe: 5-Gang
Endantrieb: Kette
Frame: Full cradle frame – Duplex type” and is 100% of circular steel pipes!
Vordere Federung: Teleskopgabel.

Hintere Aufhängung: Doppelfederbein-Schwinge, Vorspannung einstellbar!
Vordere Bremsen: Einzelne 267-mm-Scheibe
Hintere Bremsen: Trommel
Reifen vorne: 3.25-19
Hinterreifen: 3.50-18
Sitzhöhe: 812 mm / 32 in
Nassgewicht: 207,7 kg / 458 lb
Kraftstoffkapazität: 12,8 Liter / 3 4 US gal
Verbrauch Durchschnitt: 46 mpg
Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 0: – / 139 ft
Stehende 1/4 Meile: 14,36 sec
Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 105 mph

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