Yamaha XT500C Review from Australia

1976 Yamaha XT500C

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1976
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18576 kilometres

Summary:

This would have to be the "Harley Davidson" of the trail bikes

Faults:

Front fork seals blew.

Blinker unit failed.

Throttle cable broke.

Clutch cable broke.

Rear fender rusted out.

General Comments:

The thumper is one of the best bikes ever built, and will go all day, every day.

Starts no problem and is very comfortable to ride with a low seat height for short people like me.

Has a great sound to it after removing the muffler.

Seems dated now compared to all the new bikes around, but the problems I have had with it are just age related, the motor has never been opened up.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2009

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review