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Honda XBR 500


1984 — [ edit ]

Designed to succeed first two-… Grand racer, the NS500 triple, debuted in 1984 for the Grand motorcycle racing’s 500cc Building on lessons learned its three-cylinder predecessor, the new V4 used a crankshaft, making it lighter and compact than its dual-crankshaft Though tormented by unorthodox technology in its first season, the evolved to clinch Honda’s 500cc GP title in 1985.

the V-angle to 112 degrees in 1987 room for a quartet of 36mm carburetors between the cylinders they could be fed more air. The new arrangement also let the exhale more efficiently its four artfully intertwined chambers. By year’s end, won a third 500 World Championship Australian rider Wayne .

1988-1989 [ edit ]

Entirely for 1988. the NSR500 got a stiffer, aluminum chassis and various changes. More improvements the 1989 NSR500 upwards of 165 (123kW) at 12,000rpm — essentially the output of the 1966 Honda Grand Prix four-…. of well over 190 miles per (310km/h), the 1989 bikes had top speed and acceleration than else on the track.

To contain all that muscle, the twin-spar aluminum chassis a curved, gull-wing-type swingarm to more efficient expansion The result was an unforgiving, but brutally package that earned a fourth 500cc World in 1989.

1990-1998 [ edit ]

the 499cc V-4 could produce than 200 horsepower (150kW), development, sophisticated engine and an Australian named Mick made the NSR500 a legend in the Extensive testing in 1991 led to a new chassis patterned on the successful endurance racer. Honda a revolutionary idea with a V4 that was timed to fire all cylinders within 65-70 of crankshaft rotation — the so-called engine.

Along with a balance that neutralized the single engine’s gyroscopic effects, the NSR500 was a breakthrough. Emphasizing over sheer speed, used this engine to win of the first seven 500 Grand races of 1992. Although a broken leg denied Doohan’s bid for the World Championship, he would not be for long. Beginning in 1994. and the NSR500 won five consecutive World Championships.

Winning 12 of 15 in 1997. he broke a single-season win that was set in 1972. Combining for 54 500 Grand Prix wins, no man and in modern history had dominated the 500 Championship so thoroughly. From 1997, the NSR500 again the older Screamer engine in factory racers, with Doohan preferring the higher power of this design it being much more to harness.

1999-2002 [ edit ]

Constant and ever-increasing sophistication sharpened the edge, earning Honda two 500 World Championships, with Crivillé in 1999 and again Valentino Rossi in 2001. for the World Championship motorcycle racing 500cc class changed drastically for the 2002 with four-… engines allowed to grow up to 990cc and up to six The name of the class was changed to and was limited to race prototypes

Because of these changes, introduced the RC211V in 2002 to alongside the NSR500. The larger RC211V and other four-… dominated the series and the NSR500 was phased out of the class along all other two-… motorcycles.

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