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2002 YZR500 (0WL9)

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(2002 / Racing Machine)

This was the last YZR500 series factory machine to mount a 2-stroke engine. It featured pistons forged from lightweight, high-strength powder metal, optimized intake and exhaust systems, a new engine mounting position and revised chassis weight balance that combined to improve acceleration and handling performance. Competing against 4-stroke machines that year, Olivier Jacque won the pole position at the German GP. Norifumi Abe also obtained a ranking of 6th on it to prove its great competitive potential to the end.

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, V4, 499cm³
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Maximum power output: Over 132.4kW (180PS)
  • Fuel supply: Carburetor
  • Weight: 131kg

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