Yamaha XS 500 (1977-78)

The Yamaha XS 500 (1977-78) is a motorcycle with a four-stroke, parallel twin-cylinder engine and a capacity of 498cc. It has a bore x stroke of 73 59.6mm, a compression ratio of 9.6:1, and uses a wet sump lubrication system. The bike’s induction is through 2x 38mm Mikuni carburetors, and the ignition is battery and coil powered. The XS 500 also features an electric and kick starting system, with a maximum power output of 48 hp/36.5 kW @ 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 4.5 kgf-m /32.5 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm. The bike has a five-speed gearbox and a chain final drive.

The XS 500 is built on a full cradle frame that is 100% circular steel pipes and has a duplex design. The motorcycle’s front suspension is a telescopic fork, while the rear suspension is dual shocks with a preload adjustment option. The braking system on this bike consists of a single 267mm disc brake on the front and a single disc brake on the rear. The front tire measures 3.25-19, while the rear tire measures 3.50-18. The bike’s seat height is approximately 812mm/32 inches, and it has a wet weight of 207.7kg/458lbs, with a fuel capacity of 12.8 liters/3.4 US gallons.

The XS 500 has an average fuel consumption of 46 mpg and can reach a top speed of 105 mph/169 km/h. The bike’s braking distance from 60-0/100-0 is not available, but its standing quarter-mile time is 14.36 seconds.


Technische Daten:

Make Model: Yamaha XS 500 / TX500

Year: 1977 – 78


Motor: Vierstöckiger, paralleler Zweizylinder. DOHC
Hubraum: 498 cm³ / 30,5 cu-in
Bohrung x Hub: 73 59,6 mm
Kühlsystem: Luftgekühlt
Verdichtungsverhältnis: 9,6:1
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: Einzelne Scheibe
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
Top Speed: 105 mph / 169 km/h

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