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1983 YZR500 (0W70)

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(1983 / Racing Machine)

YZR500 (0W70)

This factory machine was the successor to the 1982 model YZR500 (0W61), inheriting its V4 engine. It also featured significant new developments in its aluminum frame to become the new “Deltabox” type and adopted a 17-inch front wheel for greatly improved handling stability. This was the machine used in a closely fought GP500 series that would go down in racing history with Kenny Roberts and Freddie Spencer winning six rounds each in their rivalry for the championship title.

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, V4, 499cm³
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Rear rotary disc intake valve
  • Maximum power output: Over 88.3kW (120PS) / 11,000r/min

*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.

Notice: The coloring and logos on the models on display have been reproduced to match the actual appearance in their day, and in the case of tobacco maker logos, their reproduction is in no way intended as promotion of the products or brands involved. The Yamaha Motor group accepts no responsibility regarding the damaging effects of smoking on health, etc.


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