2012 YZR-M1 (0WT3)
(2012 / Racing Machine)
This is the MotoGP factory machine developed to accommodate another change in displacement regulations. To take maximum advantage of the 1,000cc engine's power, the wheelbase was lengthened and the front-rear weight distribution revised to achieve ideal machine balance. Furthermore, the characteristics of operating the throttle (degree of opening) and the engine's throttle response were reviewed and revised for greater ridability. Jorge Lorenzo rode this machine to win his second MotoGP championship title.
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4-cylinder, 1,000cm³
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Fuel supply: Fuel injection
- Maximum power output: Over 176kW (240PS)
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