Paton 500 V70 (C9/C10)




Make Model

Paton 500 V70 (C9/C10)




4 Cylinder, 2 stroke V70°


498.3 cc / 30.3 cub in
Bore and Stroke 50 x 50.6 mm


2 x Keihin 36 mm
Cooling Liquid cooled
Compression 14:1
Ignition Digital CDI with battery
Starting Push
Clutch Dry, multiplate

Max Power

C09: 110 kW / 150 hp @ 12000 rpm

C10: 121 kW / 165 hp @ 12000 rpm

Transmission 6 Speed, constant mesch
Final Drive Chain
Frame Sloping twin-spar aluminium


1385 mm / 54.5 in

Front Suspension

Öhlins upside-down, 42 mm fully adjustable

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully adjustable

Front Brakes

Double disc, carbon, 4-piston Brembo caliper

Rear Brakes

Single disc with 2-piston Brembo caliper
Wheels Marvic
Front Tyre 120/60-17
Rear Tyre 180/67-17

Dry Weight

135 kg / 298 lbs


Racing Green



Presented as the replacement of the V115, the bike differed in the architecture for the fact that the V-engine t now had a cylinder angle reduced to 70 ° compared to the original 115 °.

The other features remained virtually unchanged: it is still a four-cylinder two-stroke liquid-cooled engine fed by two carburetors.  It changed slightly instead measures bore and stroke of 50 and 50.6 respectively rather than 56 and 50.6 mm . The first version, the C9 / 2, delivered power of about 150 hp, while in the subsequent year (1995) C10 / 1 delivers an output of 165 hp, again at 12,000 rpm.

Its first appearances were in the World Championship race in 1994 ridden by Victor Box. It took part in 6 races getting best result a 19th place in the motorcycle Grand Prix of the Netherlands.

In the following season Paton changed the rider and the bike was entrusted to the French Jean Pierre Jeandat and he could get a point in the standings thanks to the 15th-place finish in the motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany; thanks to that result Jeandat finished in 32nd place in the ranking of the season.

The following positive result with a points finish came at the 1996 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix when Toshiyuki Arakaki got a 15th place . In 1997 the championship it was the turn of Francesco Monaco to lead the Paton in two races in Italy, however the best result was only a 19th place. In 1998 the bike was driven by Gianmaria Liverani who did not finish the race.

The last year of participation in the World Championship before being replaced by the new PG 500 R was that of 1999 : led by Paolo Tessari on two occasions, the Paton obtained the best result of 16th place in the Grand Prix of Catalunya.