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1/12 Scale Motorcycle Series No.98

About the Yamaha YZR-M1 04 Factory / 2004
Champion Machine After winning the 2003 Riders Championship, his third consecutive world title with Honda, Valentino Rossi shocked the racing world announcing he was transferring to rival Yamaha in 2004. At the opening race of the 2004 season in South Africa, Rossi was mounted on his new dream machine, the Yamaha YZR-M1, and emerged from a fierce battle up front to take his first victory riding for Yamaha.

He continued to show an aggressive style of racing, marking 9 more wins and clinching his fourth consecutive world title. Rossi achieved the tremendous feat of winning consecutive championships riding for two separate manufacturers. Who would have predicted this outcome at the start of the 2004 season? Now, you can relive the thrills of this amazing season with Tamiya's 1/12 scale model of Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1. Feel the excitement of world class racing as you build the MotoGP's latest world champion bike.

Tamiya releases the 2004 Yamaha YZR-M1 to our 1/12 scale motorcycle series. With 3-time world champion Valentino Rossi joining the Yamaha team this season, the YZR-M1 has been the closest watched bike in this yearfs MotoGP.

About the Model
*Accurate 1/12 scale model of 2004 World Champion Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1
*Overall length: 172mm, Overall width: 56mm
*Compact 4-cylinder, 990cc engine and twin-spar delta box frame reproduced to amazing level of detail.
*High quality Cartograf decals for Rossi's No.46 bike and Norifumi 'Norick' Abe's No.17 bike.
*Synthetic rubber tires look and feel authentic.
*Side and seat cowling as well as fuel tank can be removed after assembly allowing full display of engine.
*Poly caps used for easy damper assembly and cowling attachment.
*Tank side Yamaha insignia reproduced with high-quality sticker for added depth and volume.