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85 Yamaha XJ700XNC specificationsYamaha XJ700XNC 1985

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General information
Model:Yamaha XJ700XNC
Category:Custom / cruiser
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Price as new (MSRP):US$ 3499. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
Displacement:697.00 ccm (42.53 cubic inches)
Engine type:Twin, four-stroke
Top speed:217.3 km/h (135.0 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph):5.040 seconds
1/4 mile (0.4 km):11.790 seconds
60-140 km/h (37-87 mph), highest gear:3.200 seconds
Max RPM:4663
Bore x stroke:68.0 x 48.0 mm (2.7 x 1.9 inches)
Valves per cylinder:5
Fuel system:Carburettor. BS33/4/Mikuni
Fuel control:DOHC
Lubrication system:wet sump
Cooling system:Liquid
Transmission type,
final drive:
Shaft drive (cardan)
Clutch:Wet multiple-disc
Fuel consumption:18.90 litres/100 km (5.3 km/l or 12.45 mpg)
Greenhouse gases:438.5 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Exhaust system:Four into two
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type:Tubular, steel double cradle
Rake (fork angle):31.5°
Trail:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front suspension:Telescopic Fork
Front suspension travel:150 mm (5.9 inches)
Rear suspension:Swingarm
Rear suspension travel:99 mm (3.9 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:100/90-19 57H
Rear tyre dimensions:130/90-16 67
Front brakes:Double disc. Right hand operation
Rear brakes:Expanding brake (drum brake). Right foot operation
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight:224.1 kg (494.0 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:224.0 kg (493.8 pounds)
Front percentage of weight:50.0
Rear percentage of weight:50.0
Seat height:760 mm (29.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Alternate seat height:749 mm (29.5 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
Overall height:1 mm (0.0 inches)
Overall length:2 mm (0.1 inches)
Overall width:775 mm (30.5 inches)
Ground clearance:145 mm (5.7 inches)
Wheelbase:2 mm (0.1 inches)
Fuel capacity:13.00 litres (3.43 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity:3.00 litres (0.79 gallons)
Other specifications
Color options:Black, Red, Blue
Comments:For the 1985 model year the U.S. imposed an embargo on foreign made (maybe Japanese only) motorcycles imported into the U.S. to boost the ailing American Harley Davidson Motorcycle company. This embargo charged heavy tariffs on all imported bikes above 700 ccs. Yamaha, in an effort to keep sales up and avoid excess taxation, downsized the XJ750 and came up with the XJ700N. It had many of the same features of itīs slightly larger cousin but did not exceed the 700 cc limit. In late 1986, U.S. Courts rules the embargo illegal and cancelled it. This is why the Maxim 700 was only available in 85 and 86. Owners of Maxim 700s now sort of own a piece of U.S. Legal history, and a īlimited editionī (so to speak) bike.
Modifications compared to previous model:1st year production of two years 11.79 sec @ 112.82 mph Quater mile
Further information
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