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Age Group: 14+
This special item is to celebrate the release of Tamiya's 100th 1/12 scale motorcycle model. Adding to the significance of the occasion, they have chosen to re-release our first ever 1/12 scale motorcycle model, the Yamaha YZR500 Grand Prix Racer.
Long considered one of the premiere motorcycle makers in the world, Yamaha began pursuing a 500cc class victory in 1973, at the same time as rival Suzuki. Yamaha acquired American rider Kenny Roberts Sr. in the hopes of besting Suzuki, and he won Grand Prix trophies for Yamaha 3 years running from 1978 to 1980. It was the yellow No.1 YZR500 that brought Kenny Roberts his stunning 3rd victory in 1980. The Yamaha YZR500 is powered by a four cylinder, two-stroke water-cooled 498cc engine mounted in a twin loop, square section frame.
Features such as the deltabox frame and Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS) helped make it one of the most successful bikes in over 30 years of Grand Prix competition.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:29cm Height:19cm Width:5cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm