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Yamaha XS650 Specs, Manuals, & Info

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If you’ve got a XS650 that you’re working on, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re doing a full rebuild or restoration motorcycle project or you just need to complete some routine maintenance, we’ve got all the information and links to what you need to do the job right.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Links to the motorcycle service manual for your XS650.
  • Where you can find used XS650s for sale to start a new motorcycle project or get a parts bike.
  • Specs, details, and information about the history of the XS650. may earn an affiliate commission when you make a purchase through the links on this page.

Yamaha XS650 Specs

The XS 650, along with its XS-1 and XS-2 variations, was a standard motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1969 to 1985.

At the time of its launch, its engine was one of the most advanced parallel twins.

Yamaha XS650 specs include:

  • Top Speed: 105 mph
  • Engine Displacement: 654cc
  • Cylinders/Engine Type: Air cooled parallel twin
  • Compression Ratio: 8.4:1
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Wet Weight: 428 lbs

Refer to the table below for full specs for the Yamaha XS650.

EngineTwin, 4-stroke
Bore / Stroke75.0mm x 74.0mm
Top Speed105 mph (171 km/h)
Horsepower48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6800RPM
Fuel SystemCarburetor
Air FilterK&N YA-1152 `76-79
Spark PlugNGK BP7ES ’76-80, NGK B8ES ’70-72 , ’75
BatteryYUASA YB14L-A2
TransmissionGear box: 5-speed
Final DriveChain, 530×104
Front Sprocket17T
Rear Sprocket34T
Front BrakeDual disc
Rear BrakeDrum brake
Front Tire3.25-19
Rear Tire4.00-18
Weight225.0 kg (wet)
Oil FilterK&N KN-144
Recommended OilYamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters)

XS650 Years & Variations

Model variations for the XS650 include:

  • 1970 XS-1
  • 1971 XS-1B
  • 1972 XS-2
  • 1973 XS2B/TX650
  • 1974 TX650-A
  • 1975 XS650B
  • 1976 XS650C
  • 1977 XS-D
  • 1978 XS-E
  • 1979 XS-F
  • 1980 XS-G
  • 1981 XS-H

Find a XS650 for Sale Near You

If you’re looking for a XS650 of your own or need a donor parts bike for your current motorcycle project, you can use the used bike search tool to find what you’re looking for.

Click your state below to find used XS650s near you.

These motorcycle search engines search Craigslist listing for the entire state so you don’t have to individually search each specific region.

Once you’ve got the bike up and running, be sure to check back to our motorcycle registration and title guides if you need help getting plates (Especially if you’ve bought the XS650 without a title).

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