Yamaha Crossplane Crankshaft
The crossplane or cross-plane is a crankshaft design for piston engines with a 90° angle (phase in crank rotation) between the crank throws. The crossplane crankshaft is the most popular configuration used in V8 road cars .
The Yamaha TRX850 is a sports motorcycle with a 10-valve DOHC 849 cc 270° parallel-twin engine. First released in Japan in 1995, a version for the European market was available from 1996 to 2000.
Another thing that differentiates a flat plane crankshaft from a crossplane crank is the lack of massive counterweights. Without the additional mass of the counterweights, the lighter flat plane cranks will spin more easily than their crossplane counterparts, making them more ideal for high-revving, high-rpm applications.
The YZF-R1 is powered by a 998 cc, crossplane, 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that develops 200 hp - without ram air pressurisation. Derived from our winning YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, its crossplane crankshaft gives an uneven 270° - 180° - 90° - 180° firing sequence for high levels of linear torque.
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