Yamaha TT500

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Yamaha TT500
1976 Yamaha TT500
Manufacturer Yamaha
Production 77-81
Engine 500
Sparkplug NGK BP7ES '77-81
Front Tire 3.00-21 '77-81
Rear Tire 4.60-18 '77-81
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The Yamaha TT500 is a 4-stroke, Off-Road, motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1977 to 1981. The TT500 had a 500cc, single cylinder engine.


History

The Yamaha TT500 model was developed as a desert race enduro machine. Released as a street-legal version of the TT500 enduro machine launched the year before, this model became the pioneer of the big single off-road genre. It was the focus of attention also for the bold adoption for the first time ever of a forward inclining upside-down rear suspension on a trail model. It was on an XT500 that the Sonauto Yamaha team’s Cyril Neveu won the motorcycle division of the 1st Paris Dakar Rally in 1979.

The XT500 is a bike with great resources and it is very fun to ride. The bike handles very well and it also has a satisfying acceleration and great suspension. This is the kind of bike that you would encounter at the entering of a ranch and believe me: it belongs there. The bike was created to be exploited and it will give a very exciting off road experience.

The Yamaha XT500 is an icon and a very enjoyable bike to ride. Many people still put some real miles into their XT500’s and they have a big smile on their faces.


1976

1976 Yamaha TT500 in White
1976 Yamaha TT500 in White



1977

1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange
1977 Yamaha TT500 in Orange


1978 TT500E


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