1998 YZR500 (0WK1)
(1998 / Racing Machine)
This GP500 factory machine was developed for unleaded gasoline use in line with the revised GP regulation. The engine featured a return to a 70-degree V bank, revised compression ratio, new muffler shape and a change in carburetors. Ridden by factory riders like Jean-Michel Bayle, Norifumi Abe, Simon Crafar and Regis Laconi, this machine set new records at several courses, and Crafar won his first GP500 class victory on it at the British GP.
- 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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