Paton 500 V115

 

 

 

Make Model

Paton 500 V115

Year

1986 - 92

Engine

4 Cylinder, 2 stroke V-115°

Capacity

492 cc / 30 cub in
Bore and Stroke 56 x 50 mm

Carburetor

4 x Keihin 36 mm
Cooling Liquid cooled
Ignition Digital CDI Denso
Starting Push
Clutch Dry, multiplate

Max Power

110 kW / 150 hp @ 12000 rpm

Transmission 6 Speed, constant mesch
Final Drive Chain
Frame Sloping twin-spar aluminium

Front Suspension

Öhlins upside-down, 40 mm fully adjustable

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully adjustable

Front Brakes

320 mm Double disc, carbon, 4-piston Brembo caliper

Rear Brakes

220 mm Single disc with 2-piston Brembo caliper

Colours

Racing green, Racing red

Source

Wikipedia

This model, which replaced the previous V90 500 Paton has a V-engine with 115 ° angle between the cylinder banks, in configuration with a four cylinder a two-stroke liquid-cooled unit.

Powered by four carburetors , in the C5 / 1 version delivered 140 hp power.

In the first season of racing was led by Vittorio Box who was not able to gain any points; the same fate also applied the following year where the best result was a sixteenth-place finish in the Grand Prix of France.

In 1988 the results were much improved in the World Championship: in the case of the European Speed ​​Championship Box managed to get 3rd place and by winning the championship race held in Italy.

In the 1989 season the bike, now with the initials C7, was brought to the racing iworld by Mark Pope but he was not able to get any points in the world ranking. It was in the 1990 MotoGP World Championship that the V115 Paton C7 was able to get his first World Championship point thanks to the 15th-place finish from Box during the Grand Prix of Nations, despite trailing by 8 laps behind the winner. This result meant that Box was  placed 35th in the drivers standings and also the Paton appeared in 6th place in the constructors' championship.

In the 1991 version of the C8 ridden by Michael Waldo but he too failed to get points in the standings; in his three starts the best result was a sixteenth-place finish in France. The last year in which Paton saw itself in the race was in 1992 under the leadership of the newcomer Lucio Pedercini , but the results were as disappointing as the previous ones, with a 20th place the best finish of the season.

After a year off from competition, the beginning of the 1994 season a new Paton was presented, the V70 with new engine configuration.