Yamaha RZ500 / RZV500 (1984)

The Yamaha RZ500, also known as RD 500LC or RZV500, is a two-stroke motorcycle from 1984. It features a 50 degree-V4 cylinder engine with a capacity of 499 cc and a liquid cooling system. It has a compression ratio of 6.6:1 and 4x 26mm Mikuni carburetors for induction. The ignition is digital CDI and the spark plug is NGK, BR9HS. The bike has a kick start and can reach a maximum power of 88 hp at 9500 rpm and maximum torque of 6.57 Nm at 8500 rpm. The clutch is cable operated and the transmission has 6 speeds with a chain final drive. The frame is made of steel twin downtube and it has a front suspension of 37mm Air assisted telescopic forks, 4-way spring preload adjustable and anti-dive variable. The front brakes are 2x 267mm discs 2 piston calipers and the rear brake is a single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper. The bike has a top speed of 148 mph and can run an average of 27.5 mpg. The wet weight of the bike is 198.6 kg with a fuel capacity of 22 litres. The Yamaha RZ500 is a powerful and sleek motorcycle with impressive performance capabilities.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Yamaha RD 500LC / RZV500 / RZ 500

Year: 1984

Engine: Two stroke, 50 degrees-V4 cylinder, reed valve.
Capacity: 499 cc / 30.3 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 56.4 x 50 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 6.6:1
Induction: 4x 26mm Mikuni carburetors
Ignition: Digital CDI
Spark Plug: NGK, BR9HS
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 88 hp / 63.9 kW @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque: 6.57 Nm / 6.9 kgf-m @ 8500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratio: 1st 2.250 2nd 1.685 3rd 1.363 4th 1.166 5th 1.043 6th 0.960

Frame: Steel twin downtube
Front Suspension: 37mm Air assisted telescopic forks, 4-way spring preload adjustable and anti-dive variable.
Front Wheel Travel: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Rear Suspension: Monoshock, spring preload and rebound damping,
Rear Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front Brakes: 2x 267mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 245mm disc 2 piston calliper
Front Tyre: 120/80 V16 +
Rear Tyre: 130/80 V18
Dimensions: Length 2085 mm / 82.1 in Width 705 mm /27.7 in Height 1145 mm /45.0 in
Wheelbase: 1375 mm / 54.1 in
Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 in
Dry Weight: 180 kg / 437.8 lbs
Wet Weight: 198.6 kg / 436.5 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 22 Litres / 5.8 gal
Consumption Average: 27.5 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 11.7 sec / 117.7 mph
Top Speed: 148 mph / 238 km/h

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