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1978 XS650 Special

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(1978 / Production Model)

XS650 Special

This model featured the traditional vertical twin engine of the sport model TX650 as the base power unit. It had features like a teardrop tank, and chopper style handlebars along with a King & Queen seat and short megaphone type muffler, all mounted on 16-inch wheels. It achieved the horseback type riding feeling so popular in North America and would be the predecessor to the "Special" series of Yamaha American-style cruiser bikes.

  • Overall length × width × height: 2,130mm × 930mm × 1,135mm
  • Weight: 216kg
  • Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, in-line 2-cylinder, 653cm³
  • Maximum power output: 37.5kW (51.0PS) / 7,500r/min
  • Maximum torque: 53.0N・m (5.4kgf・m) / 5,500r/min
  • Price: ¥435,000

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

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