The biggest change to the appearance of the 2001 model was the new carbon-fiber bodywork, which is designed to offer more stability at higher speeds. The riders for the two bikes entered by the Factory Yamaha team were Massimiliano "Max" Biaggi, nicknamed "The Roman Emperor," and teammate Carlos Checa "El Toro." M. Biaggi secured his first victory at the French Grand Prix with C. Checa coming in second. Biaggi later went on to take Round 7, the Dutch TT and Round 9, the German Grand Prix.
About the model
*1/12 scale, total length: 168mm, total width: 57mm. Model depicts the actual motorcycle's characteristic features, such as the smooth cowling that hugs the rider and seat cowling that protrudes slightly over the rear wheel.
*Engine is molded as one part with airduct and other adjacent parts to provide easy assembly and preserve detail.
*Cowling and seat cowling are attached via screws, and can be removed after assembly.
*Sets of decals for machine number 7 and 3 are included in the kit.