XT500: Model Evolution

XT500: Model Evolution

Major Model Changes from 1976 until 1990.

2003-XT500-01 (71-245710)
2003-XT500-02 (71-245716)
2003-XT500-03 (71-245722)
2003-XT500-04 (71-245728)
2003-XT500-05 (71-245734)

Model year 1976
 The original XT 500

 

 
 
 
 
Model year 1977
 Upswept Muffler

 

 

 

 

  
Model year 1980
 Front fork with increased travel
 Increased rear suspension travel
 Gold colored rims
 Engine modification


 

 

Model year 1986
 12 Volt Electrical system
 Misc. detail changes

 

 

   
 

Model year 1988
The final version:
 Chrome all over



Technical specifications

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