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A: The 'X' stands for CROSS, and the 'T' for TRAIL

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Yamaha's first single-cylinder 4-stroke motorcycle made its debut at the 21st Tokyo Motor show in 1975. As well as being the latest in a series of trail (off-road) models Yamaha had introduced at each of the Tokyo Motor Shows since the DT-1's debut in 1968, the new XT500 represented a whole new concept in trail bike design.

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