Yamaha XT500 (1977)



Yamaha XT500 (1977) – Yamaha introduced the ground-breaking XT500 in 1975…and became an instant success. These all new enduro/adventure bikes also did really well in competition use, winning the Paris-Nice and Paris Dakar rallies during the mid 1970’s. This example starts and rides well and has been modified a little to include a 12volt conversion and a twin oil feed conversion to the top end. A little non-standard, this very usable 2 valve single could just be used as is or as the basis of a ride/restore bike. These don’t come onto the market often and are becoming very sought after. Price £5,995