TAMIYA "Repsol Honda RC211V"

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Finished Model / Masterwork Collection No.1

Masterwork Collection's Birth / Repsol Honda RC211V
As society becomes more and more fast paced, there are those times when you just don't have the time to assemble the models you would like to. You want to admire the detail of the vehicles you love, maybe you would like to do some touch-up work, but nothing out on the market, not even die-cast models, is precise enough to satisfy your passion for authenticity.

Well, that is until now. Tamiya promises to satisfy with the Masterwork Collection Series. Hand crafted to precision and touch-up friendly, this series promises to be a hit amongst beginner and expert modelers alike.

About the REPSOL Honda RC211V
2002 saw a major change in WGP. Big size 990cc 4-stroke motorcycles were given the green light to race with 500cc 2-stroke motorcycles in the top category of the MotoGP class. Honda entered the 4-stroke RC211V in this class in which harsh competition was expected. This revolutionary machine was equipped with a unique V5 engine mounted on an aluminum twin tube frame and state-of-the-art "Unit Pro-Link" suspension. Riding the Repsol Honda RC211V, Valentino Rossi won 11 of 17 season races and his teammate Tohru Ukawa took the victory in the South Africa Grand-Prix resulting in Rider Title for Rossi and Maker Title for Honda.

About the model
  • 1/12 scale model, Overall length: 172mm, Overall width: 56mm.
  • This model represents Valentino Rossi's number 46 motorcycle.
  • The two-stroke, V5 engine has been replicated to perfection.
  • Every characteristic of the actual Honda RC211V such as the fuel tank placed under a protective cowling and the innovative exhaust pipe layout has been accurately replicated.
  • Engine and suspension assembly on frame imitates that of the actual motorcycle.
  • Upper and seat cowling, and duct cover areas can be affixed/or detached via tiny, precision-made screws even after completion.
  • Frame and swing arms are reproduced with high quality metal plated parts.