Yamaha XT 600E


Make Model

Yamaha XT 600E 


1995 - 96


Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valve


595 cc / 36.3 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

95 x 84 mm

Cooling System Air/oil cooled
Compression Ratio


Oil Capacity 1.6 Litres
Lubrication Dry sump


Single 28mm Y26PV carburetor


Starting Electric

Max Power

45 hp / 32.8 kW @ 6500 rpm 
Max Power  Rear Tyre 40.hp @ 6200 rpm

Max Torque

50 Nm / 5.1 kg-m @ 5500 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

41mm Telescopic forks, oil damped

Front Wheel Travel

225 mm / 8.9"

Rear Suspension

Monocross with preload adjustment,

Rear Wheel Travel

220 mm / 8.7"

Front Brakes

Single 267mm discs 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc  single piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Dimensions Length 2220 mm / 87.4 in
Width   820 mm / 32.2 in
Height 1245 mm / 49.0 in
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7"
Seat Height 860 mm / 33.9"
Ground Clearance 230 mm / 9.1"

Dry Weight

156 kg / 344 lbs
Wet Weight 170 kg / 375 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 Litres / 4.0 US gal

Consumption Average

18.5 km/lit

Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0

14.0 m / 40.3 m

Standing ¼ Mile  

14.0 sec / 147.6 km/h

Top Speed

165.1 km/h / 102.5 mph

Road Test

Tuttomoto 1995

Just get up and go! It's rugged. It's good looking. And it's designed to take you just about anywhere you want to go at a minute's notice. We're talking about the latest XT600E from Yamaha. And without a doubt this is one of the most versatile bikes ever built. Latest in a line of world famous XT models, the 600E is powered by a reliable 595 cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine. Featuring a 4-valve head and equipped with an innovative YDIS carburettor for smooth acceleration, this easy to maintain electric start powerplant generates massive low to mid range torque. And that's what helps make the XT a great performer on and off road.

Dual seat height is kept low by building the oil tank into the high tensile steel frame's top tube. And to master a wide range of surface conditions from city streets to pot holed dirt tracks the tough chassis runs long travel front forks and a dependable Monocross rear end. Yamaha XT600E. Ready for anything. Rugged 595 cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke single cylinder engine is equipped with an efficient 4-valve head and convenient electric starter. Pushing out massive low speed torque, this ultra reliable powerplant is a superb performer on the highway and in the dirt. Front fork crown XT600E is fitted with an all new fork crown for '96 featuring revised dimensions. Giving slightly increased trail, this uprated design offers improved handling stability at higher speeds for enhanced highway performance.

Yamaha Duo Intake System (YDIS) is essentially a sophisticated fuel metering device consisting of two carburettors in one—an innovative design that makes for smooth low speed riding and strong, responsive acceleration. Front disc brake Delivering reliable stopping performance is a 282 mm diameter drilled disc brake slowed by an efficient 4-pot calliper. Powerful and progressive, this lightweight system gives plenty of feedback, making it ideal for on and off road riding.

Fuel tank/Air scoop To give you an excellent range between refuelling stops the big XT is equipped with a large capacity 15 litre fuel tank. And to assist with engine cooling a pair of lightweight air scoops are mounted flush with its front sections. Headlight For excellent night time visibility we've equipped the XT with a powerful headlight assembly. Protected by an impact resistant cowl, this enduro style design underlines the bike's strong off road heritage. Instrumentation Lightweight instrumentation consists of a compact speedometer, separate tachometer and neat warning light assembly. Shielded by the tough headlamp cowl, these rubber mounted instruments display clear, easy-to-read information.