Rear wheel seven spoke alloy with drum brake, black plastic blanking plate covers site of rear master cylinder; New Yamaha Black and New Ruby Red
Rear light moved from mudguard to back of rear frame loop, alloy grab rail fitted, plastic side panels. TCI ignition and hinged seat replaced with lightly stepped, lift-off type. Safety relay fitted to headlight system; Cardinal Red and New Yamaha Black. For 80-83 S denotes Special i.e. alloy wheels.
Special II designation dropped but spoked wheels still used. XS650G retains tubular grab rail and rear light mounted on mudguard; Black and Gold.
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