Yamaha TX500 (1975-76)

The Yamaha TX 500 Sport motorcycle was produced from 1975-76 and featured an air-cooled, four-stroke parallel twin cylinder engine with a capacity of 498cc. It had a compression ratio of 9.8:1 and was equipped with a wet sump lubrication system along with 2x 38mm Mikuni carburetors and battery and coil ignition. The bike had a maximum power output of 48 hp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque of 4.5 kgf-m at 6,500 rpm. The transmission was a 5-speed, and it had a final chain drive. The frame was a full cradle frame made of 100% circular steel pipes. The bike’s suspension consisted of telescopic fork front suspension and dual shock swing arm rear suspension, which was preload adjustable. The front and rear brakes were a single 267mm disc and drum, respectively. It had a seat height of 812 mm and a wet weight of 207.7 kg, with a fuel capacity of 12.8 liters. Overall, the Yamaha TX 500 was a high-performance sportbike designed for speed and agile handling on the road.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Yamaha TX 500 Sport

Year: 1975 – 76

Engine: Four stole, parallel twin cylinder. DOHC
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 73 59.6 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Induction: 2x 38mm Mikuni carburetor
Ignition: Battery and coil
Starting: Electric & kick
Max Power: 48 hp / 36.5 kW @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque: 4.5 kgf-m / 32.5 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Full cradle frame – Duplex type” and is 100% of circular steel pipes!
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork.

Rear Suspension: Dual shocks swing arm, preload adjustable!
Front Brakes: Single 267mm disc
Rear Brakes: Drum
Front Tyre: 3.25-19
Rear Tyre: 3.50-18
Seat Height: 812 mm / 32 in
Wet Weight: 207.7 kg / 458 lb
Fuel Capacity: 12.8 Litres / 3 4 gal

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