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1986 YZR500 (0W81)

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(1986 / Racing Machine)

YZR500 (0W81)

This 500cc Grand Prix factory machine was a further development of the 1985 model, which employed a completely redesigned V4 engine. Advances with this ’86 version included higher output (140 PS to 145 PS), optimized chassis dimensions, and a different seat shape. Eddie Lawson rode this bike to the 500cc World Championship crown that year, adding it to his previous title with Yamaha in 1984.

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, V4, 499cm³
  • Crankcase reed intake valve
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Maximum power output: Over 106.6kW (145PS)

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