Flashy Design Suits Rossi's Style.
The unstoppable Valentino Rossi took an amazing 9 victories out of 16 races in 2003, clinching the title of 2003 MotoGP World Champion. Known for his flamboyant performances on and off the track, he gained extra attention at Valencia, the last race of the 2003 season, when he came out on a flashy RC211V decorated in a 1970's motif. The design was the winner of a competition held by a motorcycle magazine, which had invited its readers to design a paint scheme for Rossi's bike. The Valencia bike also featured a triple-exit exhaust layout with silencers removed, which Honda had used from mid-season. Rossi displayed perfect riding in Valencia, taking pole position and holding the lead for the entire last half of the race. Valencia was to be Rossi's last ride on the Honda RC211V, with him transferring to Yamaha for the 2004 season.
About the Model
*A beautifully finished 1/12 scale fully assembled model of Rossi's unique RC211V ridden in the 2003 Valencia GP.
*Pop art design and color scheme used only in Valencia is perfectly reproduced.
*Model features triple-exit exhaust and elongated side cowling, as used in the latter half of the 2003 season.
*Die-cast wheels add weight and realism. *Overall length: 172mm