Classic Yamaha Motorcycles

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Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: 1978-1981 Yamaha SR500

Years produced: 1978-1981 Total production: 15,000 (est.) Claimed power: 33hp @ 6,500rpm Top speed: 96mph Engine: SOHC, air-cooled, 4-stroke single, 87mm x 84mm bore and stroke, 5-speed Weight (dry): 353lb (160kg) Price then: $1,898 (1980) Price now: $1,000-$3,000 MPG: 45-60 Most of today’s motorcycles insulate us from the sound of the 4-stroke cycle. A ...

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