Yamaha XS500 in Movies

The Yamaha XS500 is a twin, four-stroke sport touring motorcycle produced between 1976 and 1979. It could reach a top speed of 178.0 km/h (110.6 mph)


The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 73.0 x 59.6 mm (2.9 x 2.3 inches) stroke result in a displacement of just 499.00 ccm (30.45 cubic inches). The engine features a 8.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.


It came with a 3.25-19 front tire and a 4.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The XS500 is fitted with a 15.00 litres (3.96 gallons) fuel tank.

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the motorbike Honda CB250 possibly - the P plate will give the year. Vehicle Details for registration number NBY720P Make YAMAHA Year of manufacture 1976 Model Engine size(CC) 498 Thanks for that - forgot that Yamaha were doing four strokes by this time. This is obviously a twin - just need to sort out the model code. Here's one the same - third picture down - http://www.micoks.net/~kccc/features/vjmc/vjmc.htm Still haven't worked out the model code. Got it - 1976 Yamaha TX500. A dohc 8 valve twin with balance shaft. In the UK this was marketed as the XS500 ,it had very similar 'Old British' styling to the contemporary XS650.In later years it got modern squared off styling.

The vehicle details for NBY 720P are: Date of Liability 01 09 1985 Date of First Registration 15 04 1976 Year of Manufacture 1976 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 498CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour BLACK Vehicle Type Approval

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