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Honda FT500
Manufacturer Honda
Also called Ascot
Production 82-83
Engine 500cc
Sparkplug DR8ESL '82-83
Battery YB14L-A2 '82-83
Front Tire 3.50-19 '82-83
Rear Tire '82-83
Manuals Service Manual
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The Honda FT500 is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1982 to 1983.

Intro

Honda also made another ascot that was a V-Twin and it was designated VT500

1982

1982 Honda FT500 Ascot
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot in Black
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot in Black
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot in Black
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot in Black
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot in Black
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot in Black
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Black
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Black
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Black
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Black
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Black
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Red
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Red
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Red
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Red
1982 Honda Ascot (FT500) in Red


The Honda Ascot, designated FT500'82, was sold in 1982. Two colors were available: Monza Red and Black. The tank stripes and the "FT500" decal were gray and silver on the red bike; but they were red and orange on the black bike. The speedometer was limited to 85 mph (135 kph). The headlight was rectangular and so were the instruments. The bike had electric start and the exhaust system was a 2-into-1. The engine was a 498cc OHC, 4-valve single cylinder with one carburetor. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2PC0708CM000019.

1983

1983 Honda FT500 Ascot



The FT500'83 was sold in 1983 in one of two colors: Monza Red or Black. The tank and side cover stripes on the red bike were white and blue; but on the black bike they were silver and red. The headlight and instruments were rectangular. The speedometer had a 120 mph (195 kph) limit.

  • Engine: High-performance 498cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Valve: Four
  • Carburetor: One
  • Ignition: solid state CD
  • Crankshaft: Chain driven dual counter-balancer reduces vibration
  • Starter: Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Drive: #530 O-ring drive chain
  • Brakes: Disc with twin piston calipers front and rear
  • Suspension: Air-adjustable front forks
  • Wheelbase: 1435mm (56.5 in.)
  • Seat height: 800mm (31.5 in.)
  • Fuel capacity: 13 liters (3.4 gal.)
  • Dry weight: 159 kg (350.6 lb)
  • The serial number began JH2PC070*DM100001.



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Honda FT500
Manufacturer Honda
Also called FT 500
Production 1982 - 1983
Class Road
Engine single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 89.0mm x 90.0mm
Top speed 91 mph (147 km/h)
Horse Power 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 5500RPM
Battery 8.6:1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 3.50-18
Rear Tire 4.25-18
Weight  (dry), 175.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters)
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The Honda FT500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Honda between 1982 and 1983. It could reach a top speed of 91 mph (147 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 5500 RPM.

Engine

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 89.0mm bore x 90.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 497.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis

It came with a 3.50-18 front tire and a 4.25-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The FT500 was fitted with a 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters) fuel tank.

In Media

Honda FT500 Ascot
Manufacturer Honda
Also called FT 500 Ascot
Production 1983
Class Naked
Engine Single cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 8.6:1
Horse Power 34.06 HP (25.4 KW) @ 6200RPM
Torque 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Fuel system Carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 5-Speed manual

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet Multi-Plate
Suspension Front: 37mm Air assisted forks
Rear: Dual gas shocks, spring preload adjustable
Brakes Front: Single disc 296 mm
Rear: Single disc 276 mm
Front Tire 3.50-19
Rear Tire 4.25-18
Weight  (dry), 180.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Honda FT500 Ascot was a Single cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled Naked motorcycle produced by Honda in 1983. Max torque was 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 34.06 HP (25.4 KW) @ 6200 RPM.

Engine

A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 497.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive

The bike has a 5-Speed manual transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-Plate.

Chassis

It came with a 3.50-19 front tire and a 4.25-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc 296 mm in the front and a Single disc 276 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a 37mm Air assisted forks while the rear was equipped with a Dual gas shocks, spring preload adjustable.

1983 Honda FT500 Ascot

Honda has introduced the Ascot, a 500cc single-cylinder roadster that uses the basic XR/XL powerplant developed for the 79 model year. This engine has up-to-date technological features, including a four-valve head and engine counterbalancers.


In Media