Armstrong MT500

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Armstrong MT500
Armstrong MT500 Motorcycle.jpg
Manufacturer Armstrong-CCM Motorcycles
Production 1983–1987
Engine Rotax 504mil 481.3 cc Air-cooled single cylinder four-stroke, four-valve, single overhead cam
Power 32 bhp (24 kW) @ 6200 RPM
Torque 38 N·m (28 lbf·ft) @ 5500 RPM
Transmission "O" ring chain running on hardened steel sprockets
Wheelbase 145 centimetres (57 in)
Dimensions L: 217 centimetres (85 in)
W: 79 centimetres (31 in)
Fuel capacity 13 litres (2.9 imp gal)

The Armstrong MT500 is a British military motorcycle made by Armstrong-CCM Motorcycles in Bolton, Greater Manchester, who acquired the rights to the Rotax engine enduro motorcycle SWM XN Tornado from the Italian owners and developed the MT500 for use by the British Army in the Falklands war.[1] Electric start models were built for the Canadian and Jordanian armed forces.[2]

In 1987, the design and production rights were sold to Harley-Davidson, who in 1993 released the MT350E. The MT500 is used by Canada, Jordan and the United Kingdom.

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  1. ^ "Armstrong Military Motorcycles". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Military Might". Archived from the original on 15 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 

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