YAMAHA XJ 650 Turbo (1982-1983) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1982, 1983

YAMAHA XJ 650 Turbo 1982-1983 6 Photos
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The Yamaha XJ 650 was a sporty motorcycle introduced by Yamaha in 1980. Due to its everyday suitability, the bike gained the reputation of a reliable touring motorcycle, and riders took advantage of the offer.

In 1982, the Japanese motorcycle launched the Yamaha XJ 650 Turbo as a technological leader. The bike was sold at an MSRP of $7,500, while its not-so-inspired design kept the selling figures at a low point, such as 315 units sold in Germany.

In the visual department, the bike packed standard features, such as a half fairing with a rectangular headlight, a medium-sized windscreen, a one-piece dual seat with passenger grab rails, a four-into-two exhaust system with a muffler on each side, and four double-spoke lightweight wheels.

Suspension-wise, the bike had installed a 36 mm air-adjustable Showa telescopic fork on the front, offering 140 mm of travel, and two side-mounted Showa shock absorbers on the rear, providing 79 mm of travel.

The bike's braking power was handled by two 266 mm discs coupled to a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and a 200 mm drum braking unit, delivering optimum stopping performance.

As for the power figures, the 1982 Yamaha XJ 650 Turbo had installed a 653cc four-stroke air-cooled four-cylinder engine underneath its fuel tank, delivering an output power of 90 hp at 9,000 rpm and 82 Nm (60 lb-ft) torque at 7,000 rpm.

YAMAHA XJ 650 Turbo 1982-1983

YAMAHA XJ 650 Turbo 650

engine specs
Type:Air-cooled, Four Stroke, Transverse Four Cylinder, Turbocharged, 2 Valves Per Cylinder
Displacement:653 cm3
Bore X Stroke:2.5x2.1 in OR 64 mm
Compression Ratio:8.2:1
Horsepower:90/9000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:60.2/7000 lb-ft/RPM OR 82/7000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:4x30mm Mikuni Carburetors
transmission specs
Clutch:Wet multi-plate
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Shaft
chassis specs
Front Suspension:36mm Showa 140mm Wheel Travel, Adjustments For Air Pressure
Rear Suspension:Dual Showa Dampers
Front Brake:2x266mm Discs
Rear Brake:Single 200mm Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:-
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Seat Height:30.7 in OR 780 mm
Weelbase:56.9 in OR 1445 mm
Ground Clearance:5.7 in OR 145 mm
Weight:567 lbs OR 257 kg
Fuel Capacity:5.2 gallons OR 19.7 L
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