1992 YZR500 (0WE0)
(1992 / Racing Machine)
This GP500 factory machine featured a V4 engine with 2-axis crankshaft that achieved higher power output. From the ninth round, the Hungary GP, a "big bang" spec was adopted, changing from the previous 180-degree even firing interval to uneven firing intervals at 0- and 90-degrees. This helped improve low- to mid-speed traction and made more power available when exiting turns. Wayne Rainey rode this machine to claim three wins and his third consecutive title (‘90–‘92).
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, V4, 499cm³
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Crankcase reed intake valve
- Maximum power output: Over 117.7kW (160PS)
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