(1978 / Production Model)
The SR500 brought the know-how gained with the XT500 4-stroke enduro bike to a road-going sport model. Its lightweight, slim and compact body; universally appealing simple and timeless styling; and the powerful torque, feeling of acceleration, and pulse “big singles” are known for won it a unique following of fans. The SR400 created to conform with Japan's license laws became a definitive Yamaha long-seller, spending some 40 years on the market.
- Overall length × width × height: 2,105mm × 845mm × 1,155mm
- Weight: 158kg
- Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, single-cylinder, 499cm³
- Maximum power output: 23.5kW (32.0PS) / 6,500r/min
- Maximum torque: 36.3N･m (3.7kgf･m) / 5,500r/min
- Price: ¥350,000
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