Paton 500 (1973)

The Paton 500 motorcycle was produced in 1973 and boasted a two cylinder, 4 stroke engine with a capacity of 498.8 cc. With 4 valves per cylinder, it could reach a top speed of 249 km/h or 155 mph. The carburetor featured two Dell’Orto 40 mm PHM carburetors and the bike was cooled with air. The Paton 500 had an electronic ignition with variable advance and a dry, multiplate clutch. The lightweight steel open loop frame (Bimota) housed a telescopic forks Ceriani R 35 mm front suspension and tubular swingarm with twin Ceriani R units rear suspension. The front and rear brakes were 260 mm double disc and disc respectively. The bike had a 6-speed transmission and chain final drive. The front and rear wheels measured 2.15 x 18 and 2.50 x 18, respectively, and the tyres were 110/80-18. The Paton 500 came in a racing green color and had a maximum power of 55.6 kW / 75.6 hp at 11000 rpm, with max torque of 53.3 Nm / 5.43 kgf-m / 39.3 at 8600 rpm.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Paton 500

Year: 1973

Engine: Two cylinder, 4 stroke, twin shaft, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 498.8 cc / 30.4 cub in
Bore and Stroke: 78 x 52.2 mm
Carburetor: 2 x Dell’Orto 40 mm PHM carburetors
Cooling: Air cooled
Ignition: Electronic with variable advance
Clutch: Dry, multiplate
Max Power: 55.6 kW / 75.6 hp @11000 rpm
Max Torque: 53.3 Nm / 5.43 kgf-m / 39.3 @8600 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Lightweight steel open loop frame (Bimota)
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks Ceriani R 35 mm
Rear Suspension: Tubular swingarm with twin Ceriani R units
Front Brakes: 260 mm Double disc

Rear Brakes: 260 mm Disc
Front Wheel: 2.15 x 18
Rear Wheel: 2.50 x 18
Front Tyre: 110/80-18
Rear Tyre: 110/80-18
Top Speed: 249 km/h / 155 mph
Colours: Racing Green

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