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Yamaha XS500B

General moped information

ModelYamaha XS500B
Rating64 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes

Engine and transmission

Engine typeTwin, four-stroke
Top speed180.0 km/h (111.8 mph)
Fuel systemCarburettor. two Keihin CV32
Fuel controlDOHC
Ignitionbattery, timing 38* BTDC, point gap .012-.018 in.
Lubrication systemwet sump, two pumps
Cooling systemAir
Clutchwet, multi-disc
Fuel consumption2.80 litres/100 km (35.7 km/l or 84.01 mpg)
Greenhouse gases65.0 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Exhaust systemtwin pipes, bridged

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame typesteel tubing double-cradle
Rake (fork angle)62.0°
Trail117 mm (4.6 inches)
Front tyre dimensions3/19-4PR
Rear tyre dimensions4/18-4PR
Front brakesSingle disc
Rear brakesExpanding brake (drum brake)

Physical measures and capacities

Overall height1,130 mm (44.5 inches)
Overall length2,150 mm (84.6 inches)
Overall width835 mm (32.9 inches)
Ground clearance155 mm (6.1 inches)
Fuel capacity12.86 litres (3.40 gallons)
Oil capacity3.50 litres (0.23 quarts)

Other specifications

StarterElectric & kick
Modifications compared to previous modelLast XS500 year w/ spoked wheels. Uses one of two different oil filters due to mid-year change in mounting plate. Air and oil filters long discontinued.
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