1980 Yamaha XT500 Frame no. 1U6-136104 Engine no. 1U6-116923
Lot 395
1980 Yamaha XT500 Frame no. 1U6-136104 Engine no. 1U6-116923
Sold for £2,300 (US$ 3,865) inc. premium
Lot Details
1980 Yamaha XT500
Frame no. 1U6-136104
Engine no. 1U6-116923
Introduced for 1976 and sold only in the US market at first, the Yamaha XT500 single-handedly made singles cool again thanks to its smart, functional styling and bullet-proof engine. An 'adventure bike' before the term was coined, the XT was soon proving its reliability and speed in desert races in North America and the gruelling Paris-Dakar Rally. Although marketed as a dirt bike, the XT500 was equally capable as an urban commuter, its upright riding position, wide handlebars and responsive engine making an ideal combination for carving through city traffic. Dispatchers loved them. Today the XT500 enjoys a cult following and original early models are highly prized. This example currently displays a total of 39,649 kilometres on the odometer and is offered with Netherlands registration papers.

Saleroom notices

  • The vendor has retained the original Netherlands Vehicle Registration Document, in order to have them stamped by the authorities after the sale. Copy documents accompany the lot an the vendor will endeavour to return the original NL documents once updating them with the authorities.
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