GoogleCustom Search

Yamaha XT500 Gallery

XT125 | XT200 | XT250 | XT350 | XT400 | XT600

The XT500 is a bike with great resources and it is very fun to ride. The bike handles very well and it also has a satisfying acceleration and great suspension. The bike was created to be exploited and it will give a very exciting off road experience.

The Yamaha XT500 is an icon and a very enjoyable bike to ride. Many people still put some real miles into their XT500’s and they have a big smile on their faces.

Bike Image Description
Yamaha XT500 Yamaha XT500
  • Engine - 498CC air-cooled single
  • Horsepower - 40bhp
  • Top Speed - 95 mph
  • Production - 1975/1985. Yamaha XT History.
  • More Yamaha XT500 info...

    1976 Yamaha XT500 XT500 This model was developed as a desert race enduro machine. Released as a street-legal version of the TT500 enduro machine launched the year before, this model became the pioneer of the big single off-road genre. It was the focus of attention also for the bold adoption for the first time ever of a forward inclining upside-down rear suspension on a trail model. It was on an XT500 that the Sonauto Yamaha team’s Cyril Neveu won the motorcycle division of the 1st Paris Dakar Rally in 1979.
    1976 Yamaha XT500 Yamaha XT500
    • Air cooled, four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
    • 30bhp @ 5800rpm
    • 5 speed
    • Single drum brakes
    • 59mpg
    • 100mph
    • 139kg

    This model was developed as a desert race enduro machine. Released as a street-legal version of the TT500 enduro machine launched the year before, this model became the pioneer of the big single off-road genre. It was the focus of attention also for the bold adoption for the first time ever of a forward inclining upside-down rear suspension on a trail model. It was on an XT500 that the Sonauto Yamaha team’s Cyril Neveu won the motorcycle division of the 1st Paris Dakar Rally in 1979.

    1977 Yamaha XT500 XT500  
    1979 Yamaha XT500 1979 Yamaha XT500  

    Please e-mail the webmaster if you have a picture worth adding to our database, e-mail: webmaster@motorbike-search-engine.co.uk