Yamaha TX/XS500
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TX500
TX500A
XS500B
XS500C
XS500D
XS500E
performance
Top speed
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1/4 mile, seconds, mph
13.93 @ 94.72 (tested)
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14.59 @ 89.73 (t)
14.60 @ 89.73 (t)
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0-30 mph
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0-60 mph
6.0 sec.
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Braking distance from 30 mph
46 ft.
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Braking distance from 60 mph
138 ft.
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Average fuel mileage
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37.70 mpg
42.20 mpg
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Price USD
$1395.00
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$1749.00
$1663.00
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engine
Type
four-stroke
Cylinder arrangement
parallel vertical twin
Valve actuation
double overhead camshafts
Valve arrangement
2 x inlet, exhaust
Valve adjustment
screw & locknut
Cooling
air
Bore x stroke
76 x 59.6 mm
Displacement
498 cc
Compression ratio
9.0:1
8.5:1
BHP
38 @ 8000 rpm (tested)
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36.56 @ 8000 rpm (t)
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Torque, ft/lbs
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26.41 @ 6000 rpm (t)
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Carburation
2 x 32 mm Keihin
2 x 38 mm Mikuni
Ignition system
battery & coil
Lubrication system
wet sump
Oil capacity, US pint
6.4
Fuel capacity, US gal.
4.2
4.0
Starting system
kick, electric
Electrical system
12V alternator
Lighting system
00/00W headlight
Battery
00V-00AH
12V-14AH
Air filtration
dry foam
drive train
Primary drive
spur gear
Clutch
wet, multi plate
Transmission
5 speed
Final drive
chain
5/8 x 5/16 chain
1st gear
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17.92:1
18.61:1
2nd gear
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11.91:1
12.63:1
3rd gear
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9.16:1
9.51:1
4th gear
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7.41:1
7.70:1
5th gear
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6.19:1
6.43:1
running gear
Frame
double cradle, steel tube
Forks
Rake/trail
26.5º/4.6 in.
27.5º/4.6 in.
Rear shocks
coil spring, 5 position
Front brakes
1 x 10.5 in. disc
Rear brakes
7.06 in. SLS drum
Front tyre
3.25-19-4PR
Rear tyre
3.50-18-4PR
4.00-18-4PR
dimensions
Wheelbase
54.5 in.
56.2 in.
Overall length
84.6 in.
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Handlebar width
29 in.
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Seat height
32 in.
33.2 in.
Ground clearance
8.2 in.
6.2 in.
Dry weight
458 lbs. (wet)
466 lbs. (wet)
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n/a = not applicable
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(c) = claimed
(t) = tested