1997 YZR500 (0WH0)
(1997 / Racing Machine)
This GP500 factory machine use a V4 engine with the V bank angle widened from 70 to 75 degrees. The reason for the change was to achieve sufficient air box capacity. Also, it featured a “T” type exhaust port (existing 3-port layout changed to 2-port) to improve pick-up characteristics and a revised drive shaft position to achieve improved handling stability.
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, V4, 499cm³
- Crankcase reed intake valve
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Maximum power output: Over 132.4kW (180PS)
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