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1970 XS1

Collection items

(1970 / Production Model)


After making only 2-stroke models since its founding in 1955, Yamaha Motor introduced this model as its first to mount a 4-stroke engine. At a time when Japan was beginning to expand its system of expressways and there was a growing demand for larger, faster motorcycles worldwide, the development task of building a “lightweight, slim and compact big-displacement sports model” was achieved by mounting a vertical OHC twin cylinder engine with a slim design on an equally slim double cradle frame. This model won many fans who called it by the nickname "Peke-S."

  • Overall length × width × height: 2,175mm × 905mm × 1,155mm
  • Weight: 185kg
  • Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC, 2-valve, in-line 2-cylinder, 653cm³
  • Maximum power output: 39.0kW (53.0PS) / 7,000r/min
  • Maximum torque: 53.9N・m (5.5kgf・m) / 6,000r/min
  • Price: ¥338,000

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


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