1990 YZR500 (0WC1)
(1990 / Racing Machine)
Wayne Rainey won his first world title on this GP500 factory machine. Handling stability was improved with dimension changes that included a head pipe position that was closer to the rider and a lower rake angle. The engine's power output was also increased from a previous 150 PS to 155 PS. To help bring a greater number of bikes to the grid in the GP500 class, the base machine was leased to privateer teams from 1991, and later, the engine alone was made available for purchase. The race number and stickers on this display model are from the 1991 season.
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, V4, 499cm³
- Crankcase reed intake valve
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Maximum power output: Over 114.0kW (155PS)
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