2001 YZR500 (0WL6)
(2001 / Racing Machine)
This GP500 factory machine was a further development of the 2000 model 0WK6. Spec changes for the cylinder, cylinder head and exhaust pipe and improved performance characteristics of the YPVS system and ignition timing control map brought increased acceleration and top speed performance. Revisions were also made in the chassis dimensions and long and short type rear arms were prepared. Max Biaggi scored three wins this year to place 2nd in the season ranking.
- 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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