- Plastic model kit, assembly & paint required
- Molded in black, silver & white.
- Solid rubber-like tires with exact tread pattern.
- Realistic brake and ignition lines.
- Steerable front fork.
- Waterslide decals.
- Includes small screws and a small Phillips screwdriver for assembly, plus brake lines and a small spring for suspension.
- Detailed pictorial instructions.
- Recommend for 10 years and above.
At the Motorcycle Show held in Milan, Italy, in September of 1997, the Yamaha YZF-R1 supersport motorcycle made its debut. Sporting a powerful 1000cc engine, it has the compact construction of a 400cc bike. The YZF-R1 was developed for maximum possible cornering ability in a production motorcycle. With a 1000cc water-cooled, four stroke, 4-cylinder, 5-valve engine and adopting a redesigned EXUP exhaust system, it pumps out 150hp of high-intensity power. Subtle throttle control makes both superb acceleration response and rhythmic cornering a reality. The Deltabox II aluminum frame was sought after not only for its rigidity, but more so for its moderate flexibility during tight cornering. With the addition of a long span aluminum swing arm, high control ability has been achieved. By adopting an upside-down front fork, stroke distance has been increased and traction heightened. Boasting a sharp form with multi-reflector lights, the YZF-R1 has been given an unprecedented style. From the contact points between the rider and motorcycle, right down to the material used in the seat and tank, the YZF-R1 has been thoroughly studied. Of course, the abundance of high precision and high quality parts goes without saying. Designed to cruise at high speeds on winding roads, the YZF-R1 shatters expectations about large exhaust engine motorcycles. Yamaha has expanded the possibilities of a 1000cc bike.
This kit by Tamiya of the Yamaha YZF-R1 features a highly detailed water cooled DOHC four cylinder engine and suspension, solid rubber tires with exact tread pattern, realistic brake and ignition lines, flat finish chrome parts, two decal variations, and the option to build as either a single or two seater. Plastic parts are molded in silver, black, and white. Other features include realistic brake and ignition lines, and a steerable front fork. Model measures 6.7 inches when compete.