Lot 394 - 1983 Yamaha XT 550
|Estimate||£2,000 - £3,000|
|Result||Sold - £2,800|
The XT550 was produced by motorcycle Japanese manufacturer Yamaha between 1982 -1984 and succeeded the Yamaha XT500. The XT600 Yamaha was in turn her successor. In contrast to the Yamaha XT500 the 550 had an electronic ignition, four-valve cylinder head, carburettor, balance shaft and a cantilever arm with central spring strut under the tank as with the Yamaha XT250 and a 12-volt electrical system creating a much more modern offering. In addition, it was about 10 kg lighter. The XT500 was built until 1989 alongside the 550 and achieved a further five years of production compared to the not particularly successful XT 550 leaving the 550 a now rarer example.
This early XT550 is in fabulous condition having been imported from California in 2009. A very original example, this motorcycle is offered with a V5 registration document, service and repair manual on CD/DVD, recent MoT test certificates since its import and a number of small invoices for service work.
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