Honda Ascot VT500FT Motorcycles


1983 VT500FT’83 Ascot

Engine

Engine Type All new 491cc, liquid-cooled, 52° V-twin, OHC, 4-stroke
Bore and Stroke 71 mm x 62 mm
Crankshaft Unique offset dual-pin crankshaft provides perfect primary balance
Valve Special three-valve, twin-plug cylinder heads
Horsepower 48 hp (35.8 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 45 Nm (33.2 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm The 2-into-1 exhaust system was black chrome

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Shaft

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Brakes single disc with 2-piston calipers
Front Tire 3.50-16
Rear Tire 130/90-16

DIMENSION

Wheelbase 1476mm (58.1 in.)
Seat height 805mm (31.7 in.)
Fuel capacity 10 liters (2.6 gal.)
Dry weight 180 kg (395.9 lb)

OTHER

Colors
  • Pearl Siren Blue
  • Candy Bourgogne Red
  • The side cover panel on the blue bike was silver, but on the red bike it was black
  • The gas tank wing decal was 2-tone
  • The serial number began JH2PC070*DM100001.

1984 VT500FT’84 Ascot

  • Colors:
    • Black
    • Candy Bourgogne Red
  • The side cover panel on the black bike was silver, but on the red bike it was black
  • The gas tank wing decal was 3-tone
  • The 2-into-1 exhaust system was black chrome
  • The engine was a 491cc OHC 3-valve liquid cooled V-twin linked to a 6-speed transmission and a shaft drive
  • The serial number began JH2PC070*EM100001.

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