2002 YZR-M1 (0WM1)
(2002 / Racing Machine)
The year 2002 saw the pinnacle motorcycle grand prix class change its name to MotoGP, and a mix of 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines on the starting grid. This was Yamaha's first 4-stroke factory machine developed for the new class. Based on the key concept of a machine excelling in overall balance and drivability, this model mounted a light, compact in-line 4-cylinder engine with an engine-brake control system on a Deltabox frame. With various modifications to engine displacement and frame configuration made while the season was still in progress, Max Biaggi achieved two wins this year to take 2nd place in the season ranking.
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 5-valve, in-line 4-cylinder, 942 - 990cm³
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Maximum power output: Over 147.0kW (200PS)
- Fuel supply: Carburetor
- Weight: 145kg
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