Paton 500




Make Model

Paton 500




Two cylinder, 4 stroke, twin shaft, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


498.8 cc / 30.4 cub in
Bore and Stroke 73.5 x 57.5 mm


2 x Dell'Orto 40 mm PHM carburetors
Cooling Air cooled
Ignition Electronic with variable advance
Clutch Dry, multiplate

Max Power

47.8 kW / 65 hp @10500 rpm
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Double cradle, open, tubular

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks hydraulic 25 mm

Rear Suspension

Tubular swingarm with twin shocks

Front Brakes

250 mm Drum, four shoes, four cam, Fontana

Rear Brakes

210 mm Drum, double cam, Fontana
Front Wheel 1.85 x 18
Rear Wheel 2.15 x 18

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Dry Weight

140 kg / 309 lbs

Top Speed

240 km/h / 149 mph


Racing Green

Paton BIC 500 8v RU racer is the works re-edition of BL3 4 stroke twin 1968 model year. After victory in 1967 Italian Championship with Angelo Bergamonti on BL2 type Paton decided, in 1968, to invest money in 4 stroke twin engine development; they brought important updates to their project intending to make it competitive for a long period. In 1968 they raced a different frame fitted bike (BL3 type), with a more up-to-date frame geometry together with a 4 valves per cylinder engine and hidden valve-springs. The engine was tested at first on dyno and then on track by Angelo Bergamonti.This engine was raced in Italian and World Championship by Angelo Bergamonti, Billy Nelson and Roberto Gallina achieving wins and podium placements"