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1978 SR500

Collection items

(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

*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.

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