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.
|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||Gearbox:||5-Speed||Clutch:||Wet multi-plate||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Shaft|
|chassis specs||Frame:||-||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:||-||Overall Width:||-||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|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|