Yamaha TT500: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||TT 500|
|Production||1976 - 1981|
499cc Single Cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled
|Bore / Stroke||86.4mm x 86.4mm|
|Top Speed||90 mph|
|Horsepower||26.95 HP (20.1 KW) @ 5900RPM|
|Torque||28.03 ft/lbs (38.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM|
|Air Filter||K&N YA-1100 `76-81|
|Spark Plug||NGK BP7ES '77-81|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 520x100 ‘76|
|Front Sprocket||15T ‘76|
|Rear Sprocket||52T ‘76|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Swing arm
|Wheelbase||55.91 inches (1420 mm)|
|Length||83.11 inches (2111 mm)|
|Width||36.42 inches (925 mm)|
|Seat Height||33.19 inches (843 mm)|
|Weight||127.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Filter||K&N KN-145|
|Recommended Oil||Yamalube 10w-40|
The Yamaha TT 500 was a Single Cylinder, Four-stroke, air-cooled Enduro motorcycle produced by Yamaha in 1976. Max torque was 28.03 ft/lbs (38.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 26.95 HP (20.1 KW) @ 5900 RPM.
History[edit | edit source]
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.
Engine[edit | edit source]
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 3.00-21 front tire and a 4.60-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Swing arm. The wheelbase was 55.91 inches (1420 mm) long.
1976 Yamaha TT 500[edit | edit source]
The TT 500 is a perfect mix of traditional engineering and modern racing technology. The classic overhead cam, four-stroke, single delivers smooth torque even at low rpm`s.
1977[edit | edit source]
1978 TT500E[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]