(1973 / Production Model)
This was the first Yamaha production motorcycle with a DOHC engine. It had an in-line 2-cylinder layout with 4-valves per cylinder for excellent performance even at high rpm. The model also came with an array of riding-focused functions and equipment such as the world's first IC regulator, a CV carburetor, aluminum wheel rims and a front brake disc.
- Overall length × width × height: 2,150mm × 855mm × 1,130mm
- Weight: 182kg
- Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 2-cylinder, 498cm³
- Maximum power output: 35.3kW (48.0PS) / 8,500r/min
- Maximum torque: 44.1N･m (4.5kgf･m) / 6,500r/min
- Price: ¥335,000
*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.