Honda Ascot FT500 Motorcycles


1982 Honda Ascot (FT500’82)

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, 4-Stroke, Air Cooled, Single
Bore and Stroke 89 mm x 80 mm
Carburetor Single
Valve 4 valves/cylinder
Horsepower 34 hp (25.4 kW) @ 6200 rpm
Maximum Torque 40 Nm (29.5 ft. lbs) @ 5000 rpm
Starter Electric

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Brakes single disc
Front Tire 3.50-18
Rear Tire 4.50-18

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity 13 litres (3.4 Gal)
Dry weight  171 kg (377 pounds)

OTHER

Colors
  • Monza Red
  • Black
  • The tank stripes and the “FT500” decal were gray and silver on the red bike; but they were red and orange on the black bike
  • The speedometer was limited to 85 mph (135 kph)
  • The headlight was rectangular and so were the instruments
  • The exhaust system was a 2-into-1
  • The serial number began JH2PC0708CM000019.

1983 FT500’83

Engine

Engine Type High-performance 498cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke
Bore and Stroke 89 mm x 80 mm
Carburetor One
Valve 4
Ignition solid state CD
Crankshaft Chain driven dual counter-balancer reduces vibration
Horsepower 34 hp (25.4 kW) @ 6200 rpm
Maximum Torque 0 Nm (29.5 ft. lbs) @ 5000 rpm
Starter Electric

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Drive #530 O-ring drive chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Suspension Air-adjustable front forks
Front Brakes Disc with twin piston calipers front and rear
Front Tire 3.50-18
Rear Tire 4.50-18

DIMENSION

Wheelbase 1435mm (56.5 in.)
Seat height 800mm (31.5 in.)
Fuel capacity 13 liters (3.4 gal.)
Dry weight 159 kg (350.6 lb)

OTHER

Colors
  • Monza Red
  • Black
  • The tank and side cover stripes on the red bike were white and blue; but on the black bike they were silver and red
  • The headlight and instruments were rectangular
  • The speedometer had a 120 mph (195 kph) limit.
  • The serial number began JH2PC070*DM100001.

1984 FT500

Engine

Engine Type 497 cc, 4-Stroke, Air Cooled, Single
Bore and Stroke 89 mm x 80 mm
Valve 4 valves/cylinder
Horsepower 34 hp (25.4 kW) @ 6200 rpm
Maximum Torque 40 Nm (29.5 ft. lbs) @ 5000 rpm

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed
Drive chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Brakes single disc
Front Brakes single disc
Front Tire 3.50-18
Rear Tire 4.50-18

DIMENSION

Fuel capacity 13 litres (3.4 Gal)
Dry weight 171 kg (377 pounds)

OTHER

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