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Honda Motorcycles
Ascot FT500, VT500FT

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VT500FT'83

VT500FT'83
The VT500FT'83 Ascot was sold in 1983 in one of two colors: Pearl Siren Blue or Candy Bourgogne Red. The side cover panel on the blue bike was silver, but on the red bike it was black. The gas tank wing decal was 2-tone. The 2-into-1 exhaust system was black chrome.
Engine: All new 491cc, liquid-cooled, 52° V-twin, OHC
Crankshaft: Unique offset dual-pin crankshaft provides perfect primary balance
Valve: Special three-valve, twin-plug cylinder heads
Transmission: 6-speed
Drive: Shaft
Wheelbase: 1476mm (58.1 in.)
Seat height: 805mm (31.7 in.)
Fuel capacity: 10 liters (2.6 gal.)
Dry weight: 180 kg (395.9 lb)
The serial number began JH2PC070*DM100001.
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Clymer: Honda VT500, 1983-1988
VT500FT'84

VT500FT'84
The VT500FT'84 Ascot was sold in 1984 in one of two colors: Black or Candy Bourgogne Red. The side cover panel on the black bike was silver, but on the red bike it was black. The gas tank wing decal was 3-tone. The 2-into-1 exhaust system was black chrome. The engine was a 491cc OHC 3-valve liquid cooled V-twin linked to a 6-speed transmission and a shaft drive. The serial number began JH2PC070*EM100001.
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Clymer: Honda VT500, 1983-1988