1978 Yamaha XS500E
model summary
1978 was the end of the line for the XS500, the E version was the most refined of the model. Aside from paint the bike was essentially the D model from the previous year.
Model code: 1J3
bodywork
1 New paint and striping
2 Color: Star Black, Red, Blue
engine
No changes from 1977
running gear
1 Alloy wheels in black with machined edges