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1/12 Scale Motorcycle Series No.1

About the Yamaha YZR500 Grand Prix Racer
Reintroducing Our First 1/12 Motorcycle! In celebration of the release of Tamiyas 100th 1/12 scale motorcycle model, theYamaha YZR-M1 04 No.7/No.33 we have chosen to re-release our first ever motorcycle model, the Yamaha YZR500 Grand Prix Racer! The yellow No.1 YZR500 was the champion machine of star American rider King Kenny Roberts, who won Grand Prix trophies racing for Yamaha 3 years running from 1978 to 1980.

This high quality model reproduces the YZR500's advanced mechanics and top-class design to an incredible level of accuracy. Details include the four cylinder, two-stroke water-cooled 500cc engine mounted in a twin loop, square section frame as well as the smooth cowling that hugs the rider and protrudes slightly over the rear wheel. All-new high quality Cartograf decals are included for enhanced realism. Build together with Tamiya's series of contemporary 990cc MotoGP machines to enjoy comparing two generations of bikes.