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Kevin Magee’s 1992 Yamaha YZR 500 0WE0 two-stroke GP racer


1992 Yamaha YZR 0WE0

With Phil Aynsley


That is the manufacturing facility Yamaha YZR 0WE0 ridden by Kevin Magee to second place within the 1992 500cc All Japan Championship, the place Magee completed behind fellow Aussie Daryl Beattie on an NSR Honda. Peter Goddard had received the Championship for Yamaha on the 0WD3 the earlier 12 months, so it was an excellent time for Aussie riders!

Kevin Magee's 1992 Yamaha YZR 0WE0
Kevin Magee’s 1992 Yamaha YZR 0WE0

The proprietor has bodywork in each the 0088 AJC colors (seen within the two photographs of Kevin demoing the bike), in addition to in 1989 Workforce Roberts Fortunate Strike colors.

Kevin Magee's 1992 Yamaha YZR 0WE0
Kevin Magee’s 1992 Yamaha YZR 0WE0

The bike is pretty uncommon for the interval in retaining the manufacturing facility body. Most manufacturing facility YZRs, even the GP groups, have been utilizing the ROC chassis.

Kevin Magee's 1992 Yamaha YZR 0WE0
Kevin Magee’s 1992 Yamaha YZR 0WE0

Yamaha experimented with varied firing orders throughout the 12 months (180º was the traditional) with a 0-90º “large bang” motor getting used from half means by way of the GP season. Kevin most well-liked a 90-270º firing order nonetheless – however this wasn’t utilized in GPs. The output of 160 hp was 5 hp up on the 1991 0WD3.

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