We all know that Yamaha definitely needed to spice up their new modern looking two strokes, not much as in appearance but much more on the performance side of things, for the first time in Yamaha Motorcycles History they have now announced the new YZ500 Model.

Yamaha wants to remember the good old days when the YZ490 was the big capacity machine that attract the most interest and carry the biggest price tags..So Yamaha Factory decided to bring back the dreams of many and to become a reality to every motocross rider around the world to witness the power of rhe new intoduced Yamaha YZ500 in a limited amount of bikes.

Little history about the YZ490. The Yamaha YZ490 was a single cylinder, two-stroke. The Yamaha YZ490 is a motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1982 to 1990,  horsepower was 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

First Photo and complete information about the 2020 Yamaha YZ500

For 2020 Yamaha YZ500, featuring a new engine, frame and host of other features to deliver a lighter, more powerful, and better handling motocross experience.

The 2020 YZ500 will be available from dealers in middle of September in Team Yamaha Blue for $9,599 MSRP.

General information

Model: Yamaha YZ500
Year: 2020
Category: Cross / Motocross
Rating: 97 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 495.00 ccm (30.20 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, two-stroke
Power: 74.00 HP
Compression: 6.8:1
Fuel system: Carburettor. Mikuni flat-slide
Fuel control: Membrane & power valve
Lubrication system: Pre-mix
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
Final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet plate
Exhaust system: Expansion chamber

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type: Welded steel tubing
Front suspension: Conventional forks
Rear suspension: Pro-link
Front tyre: -21
Rear tyre: -19
Front brakes: Single disc. Hydraulic single-piston
Rear brakes: Single disc. Hydraulic single-piston
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 67.5KG

Other specifications

Color options: Blue/White
Starter: Kick
Modifications compared to previous model: Better suspension tuning
Further information
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