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And while the 650s final drive was by shaft, the more sporting 550 used a chain.
Yamaha XJ550 Seca, claimed power:.46hp di-arco press brake model 1696 parts manual (rear wheel) @ 10,000rpm (period test).
This moved the powerband down the rev range and trimmed a couple of ponies from its top-end, but added mid-range pull.That kind of performance was 900cc Superbike territory a decade earlier.On the road, the Seca 550 was smooth in operation with a large, comfortable seat, light controls and the ability to spin along easily at highway speeds.The Honda VF500F aced most comparos with other 550cc bikes, turning.4 second standing quarter-mile at 107mph.Steering and handling were sporty rather than racy, with a fairly fast 27-degree rake, but the undercarriage would ground well before tire traction ran out.The Seca 550 punched above its weight on the strip, too.It goes great, stops well, handles sensationally and is easy to live with day to day.The Seca 550s test fuel consumption of 53mpg suggests it did.Get it in front of 17 million UK buyers.
It is shaft drive which makes for a smooth ride.
Shop by Manufacturer, showing slide current_slide of total_slides - Shop by Manufacturer.Though not all Interceptors were affected, Honda fitted milder cams and smaller carbs to 1986 VF500s.Showing slide current_slide of total_slides - Sponsored listings.Top speed: 110mph, engine: 528cc air-cooled dohc inline four, weight: 424lb (with half-tank fuel).However, the engine needed to be revved above 7,000rpm to get that extra boost, resulting in just 45mpg (eight fewer than the Yamaha XJ550 Seca) when ridden hard.By replacing those beat up plastics and fenders with replacement body parts, you can have your machine looking like new too.Engine: 498cc liquid-cooled dohc V4, weight: 419lb (dry price then/now: 2,898 (1984 1,500-3,000.