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Plastic Models

1:24 Ferrari F50

SKU: 300024296

Article number: 300024296
Product: 1:24 Ferrari F50

During the Geneva, Switzerland Motor Show in March 1995, Ferrari showed their new F50. Packed with Ferrari's latest automotive technology, gleaned from their recent Formula-One racing expertises, the F50 was designed to be a "street-legal racing maching" in the truest sense of the word. This Ferrari's highly rigid center monocoque section was fabricated from hi-tech carbon fiber composites. The engine/gearbox unit is firmly bolted to this monocoque and works as a load-carrying element, just as on their F-1 racing machines. The normally aspirated 4.7 liter V-12 cylinder engine uses five valves per cylinder and yields an amazing 520 horsepower at 8,500rpm. The 6-speed synchromesh gearbox transmits this tremendous power smoothly and efficiently to the rear wheels. The F50's double wishbone suspension system is connected to the electronically controlled shock absorbers via pushrods, to provide optimum road holding performance. The Pininfarina designed body shell was purposely sculptured for excellent aerodynamics, yet retains Ferrari's traditional automotive grace. The chassis underside is completely flat, with upsweep at the rear end that acts as a diffuser. By using a removable roof, made from composite material, the car can be converted into a "Barchetta" (open-top) or "Berlinetta" (coupe). Ferrari's top models have all been destined to become true automotive legends and the F50 will be no exception.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:24 Ferrari FXX 2005 Race

SKU: 300024292

Article number: 300024292
Product: 1:24 Ferrari FXX 2005 Race

The Ferrari FXX is a special limited edition thoroughbred that was unveiled in 2005. Based on the Enzo Ferrari, the FXX features drastically improved aerodynamics. Its formidable 6262cc V12 engine pumps out over 800 horsepower and is matched with a sequential transmission that allows blindingly fast gear changes of less than 1/100 of a second. The 29 lucky owners of this car have been joined by now retired F1 champion Michael Schumacher, who was presented with one of these super cars by Ferrari.

★1/24 Scale、Length: 202mm、Width: 86mm ★Accurately reproduced form of the FXX body. ★Unique features of the FXX, including 800 horsepower V12 engine and suspension system, are all faithfully replicated. ★Realistic race cockpit with roll cage, bucket seats, fire extinguisher, air jack, and instrument panel. ★Gull wing type doors can be opened and closed even after assembly. ★Central section of the rear wing can be assembled in both the up and down positions. ★Air intake mesh and metal transfer logos included for extra detail. ★Stylish black wheels with red trim mounted with realistic racing slick tires. ★Metal-plated exhaust tips for additional body highlight.

For the Ultimate Level of Realism: 1/24 Ferrari FXX Photo-Etched Parts Set
For those who want to kick up the realism another notch, Tamiya provides this set of precision-made photo-etched parts. Contains parts of front air intake mesh, side air intake mesh, rear air outlet mesh, tow hook, and catch pins. Also includes photo-etched brake discs, seat belts, and nameplate for an ultra-realistic display.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:24 Renault Alpine A110 ´71 Monte Carlo

SKU: 300024278

Article number: 300024278
Product: 1/24 Renault Alpine A110 ´71 Monte Carlo

In 1997, Tamiya released the street version of the Alpine A110 as a 1/24 scale model, and its perfect duplication of the car's nostalgic design was a big hit. Now, Tamiya presents the rally version of the Alpine A110, representing the car that won the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally.

The Alpine was developed by Jean Redele, who initially raced with the Renault 4CV. He soon noticed the limitations of its heavy body, and decided to replace it with his own design made of FRP. Redele drove a modified 4CV, dubbed the Alpine, to victory in the Mille Miglia road race in 1955, and continued to develop new versions based on Renault cars. The Alpine A110 was released in 1963, and was based on the Renault 8. It had a 956cc 4-cylinder engine at the rear and lightweight body shell made of FRP. Front suspension featured the independent double wishbone type, while the rear used swing arms. The A110 proved its ability by dominating road races held throughout the late 60's and early 70's, with its win at the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally undoubtedly crowning the pinnacle of its career. With its successful record and beautiful design, the Alpine A110 is adored by motor sports fans worldwide.

Skillful reproduction of the Alpine A110's low and sleek body styling. Overall Length: 161mm.
Exquisitely designed decals reproduce the A110's 1971 Monte Carlo Rally markings.
Amazingly precise details of car's mechanisms, including rear-mounted inline 4-cylinder engine, front and rear suspension and special rally wheels.
Includes dash-mounted odometer and other features specific to the rally version.



1:24 Honda S2000

SKU: 300024245

Article number: 300024245
Product: 1/24 Honda S2000

Honda's first passenger production car, the S500 open two seater sportscar, was first announced in the 1962 Tokyo Motor Show, going on sale the following year. After the production termination of its successor, the S800, Honda moved away from producing front-engine/rear-wheel drive sports cars. September of 1998 saw the sensational rebirth of this type, with the announcement of the S2000. This open two seater features the traditional sports car look with a puposeful long nose/short deck styling. Futuristic headlights wrap around the side, appearing to be pulled back, poised for speed. The naturally aspirated 2.0 liter inline-4 DOHC-VTEC powerplant pumps out over 250hp, yet still manages to reduce toxic exhaust emissions to 1/10th the level of its predecessors. The positioning of the engine is also ideal, sitting just behind the front wheel axle in interest of 50/50 weight distribution. The sturdy body and superior road handling, meshed with a four-wheel double wishbone suspension and a newly developed 6-speed manual transmission, offer high tractability and synthesis between car and driver. The inside of the cabin features bucket seats, state of the art digital indicators, and a red button for starting the engine. Of course, the impact safe design, air bag, and all the other safety features of modern sports cars have also been thoroughly considered. Developed in celebration of Honda's 50th anniversary, the S2000 will surely take it place as the 2000cc sports car to beat in the 21st century.

1:24 Porsche 911GT3 ´99 Streetversion

SKU: 300024229

Article number: 300024229
Product: 1/24 Porsche 911GT3 ´99 Streetversion

About the Porsche 911 GT3

Since its debut in 1963, the epoch-making Porsche 911 has captivated generations of sports car enthusiasts. Over the years, various models of the 911 have been released, including the 1998 Le Mans-winning 911 GT1. In 1999, the "heart" of that automotive masterpiece, the water-cooled flat-six engine, was inherited by the Porsche 911 GT3. The brainchildren behind that machine are Porsche's development engineers in Weissach, who imbued it with superior agility and handling, without compromising active safety. Capable of accelerating to 100km/h in a mere 4.8 seconds, and with a top speed of 302km/h, the GT3 achieved a new record for production cars when it completed a lap on the northern circuit of Nuerburgring in only 7.56 minutes. The exterior appearance of the GT3 remains true to that of its predecessors, but features a new rear end, discreet side-sills, fixed rear wing, red brake calipers and sporty 18-inch light-alloy wheels. Compared with the 911 Carrera, the four-piston aluminum fixed monobloc brake calipers are larger and sturdier than before, and tightly grip the perforated brake discs. The GT3 cockpit is true reflection of its performance. It features leather-covered bucket seats, which ensure not only ample side support, but also comfort on long journeys and provide about 20kg of weight savings. And since the entire rear-seat section of the car has been dropped, the overall weight of the GT3 was reduced by another 8kg-a true benefit for a sports car of this performance level.

Tamiya has recreated this epoch-making sports car in 1/24 scale. The intricate engine is visible when model is viewed from below. The upper surface features a four part rear-wing construction, enhancing the sophistication of the body design. Kit also comes with the Porsche emblem, authentically recreated as a metal transfer. The inside of the detailed cock

1:24 Toyota GT-One TS-020 LeMans ´99

SKU: 300024222

Article number: 300024222 Product: 1/24 Toyota GT-One TS-020 LeMans ´99

About the Toyota GT-One TS020

"The Longest Day in France", also known as the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, takes place two hundred kilometers southwest of Paris, in the city of Le Mans. This high-speed circuit is made up of public roads closed off for the race, which stretch to 13.6 kilometers in length-the world's longest circuit track. Throughout the long history of the Le Mans, two or three major manufacturers have always fought for the top honors, but the 1999 race boasted six major contenders. The Toyota GT-One TS020 led the grueling 24 hour event right up until one hour before the finish, when it was struck with an untimely tire blowout, but still managed to finish second. Subtle refinements to the sleek carbon fiber composite body of the GT-One TS020 were conducted in the pursuit of optimal aerodynamics. The 3600cc V8 twin turbo R36V engine also underwent various modifications, improving power, torque, and fuel efficiency.

About the Model

• 1/24 scale plastic assembly model kit based on the GT-One TS020 of the 1999 Le Mans.
• Overall length: 202mm, overall width: 84mm.
• This model boasts faithful recreation of innovative aerodynamics.
• Highly detailed nose and diffuser-just like the full size car.
• Rear cowl is removable, allowing modeler to view the detailed V8 twin turbo engine even after completion.
• Kit includes decals for Car no. 1 and 3.
• Masking seals are also included for accurate body painting.
 

1:24 Toyota Celica Street-Version

SKU: 300024215

Article number: 300024215
Product: 1/24 Toyota Celica Street-Version

First announced at the Detroit Auto Show as the "Toyota XYR", this 7th inception of the Celica debuted on Sept. 20, 1999 showing outstanding form. Targeted specifically at the younger drivers, it features a streamlined unison of power and style. MacPherson struts make up the front suspension and a new double wishbone suspension makes up the rear, which in addition to heightening stability, gives rise to sharp handling for a throughly exciting driving experience. Toyota's commitment to individualism and high performance has once again paid off with their latest version of the Celica sports specialty car.

About the model:

This is the 1/24 scale assembly model kit based on the 7th incarnation of the Toyota Celica.
Overall length: 182mm, overall width: 81mm.
Stylish form has been authentically recreated.
Door trim and inner panels ahve been finished in smooth foam. "Cross-over cockpit" features separately molded inner door piece recreated in stunning detail. Steering wheel can be assembled on either right or left side.
Front struts, rear double wishbone suspension, exhaust pipe, and chassis under-surface all overflow with authenticity. Below the front undercover, the bottom of the engine and transmission can also been seen.
Wheels and headlights have been prepared as metal plated parts.
Nylon mesh for the openings in the front bumper also included.
"Toyota" mark on the front has also been reproduced as metal transfer.

1:24 Toyota Corolla WRC

SKU: 300024209

1:24 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.V WRC

SKU: 300024203

1:24 Nissan R390 GT1

SKU: 300024192

Article number: 300024192
Product: 1/24 Nissan R390 GT1

About the Nissan R390 GT1

One of the most prestigious and grueling racing events held in the world is the "Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race". It has brought excitement and pleasure to motorsports enthusiasts worldwide, ever since it was first held in 1923. In 1997 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Entered their latest Nissan R390 GT1 which was developed to vie for this renowned racing event.

The R390 GT1 took its name from a car, R380, that excited Japanese motor sports enthusiasts over thirty years ago. Jointly developed by Nissan and TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing), the R390 GT1 is the state of the art racing expertise of them. Aerodynamically refined low and sleek body styling is suggestive of Nissan's highly competitive Gr. C machines raced during the 1980's. The 3.5 liter V8 engine, producing an awesome 600 horsepower output, is bolted directly to the carbon composite monocoque and works as a load-carrying element. The tremendous power is delivered to the rear wheels via a transversely mounted, six speed transmission. The four wheel double wishbone suspension system is connected to the horizontally mounted shock absorbers via pushrods and bell cranks to provide optimum road handling performance.
Three R390 GT1's were entered in to the 1997 Le Mans event and, among them, the car No. 21 achieved a pole position in the pre-qualifying race. Although the overall result was rather discouraging, the R390's outstanding performance, displayed during the early stage of the race, was something to behold and promising for the year to come.

1:24 Taisan Starcard Porsche 911GT2 `95

SKU: 300024175

Article number: 300024175
Product: 1/24 Taisan Starcard Porsche 911GT2 `95

About the Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT

Since its debut back in 1964, the Porsche 911 stable has established an unparalleled esteem, both on streets and in competitions. The "GT2" is a race ready version developed for the world's GT racing events.

The traditional 911 styling has been aerodynamically refined, yet retains the unmistakable identity of the series. The rear mounted engine is the hallmark of the 911 series, powered by a water cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder unit. This 3.6 liter powerplant is coupled with twin-turbochargers, yielding an awesome 400 plus horsepower output. The six speed gearbox efficiently transmits this abundance of power to the rear wheels. Front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension system has a sophisticated geometry for the utmost control during high speed running. The large, 380mm diameter brake disks are ventilated to take the racing abuse. They are equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system), for the positive stopping power and safety. The unique front spoiler, with its up-turned ends, is the result of thorough wind tunnel testing. A huge, two tier rear spoiler is equipped with air ducts on both sides. The riveted over fenders add to its aggressive looks.

During the 1995 Japanese GT Car Championships, Porsche entered a fleet of their GT2's, including three entries from Team Taisan. Each of Taisan's machines scored a victory during the season, bringing the coveted title to the team.

1:24 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 1966

SKU: 300024136

Article number: 300024136
Product: 1:24 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 1966

Even in this age of sophistication, the popularity of the Volkswagen "Beetle" has not diminished. The original design dates back to the 1930"s when Dr. Ferdinand Porsche provided the design framework for the "People"s Car."

Today, with more than 20 million units produced, the Volkswagen Beetle has become a symbol of mass-produced motorization, with no other vehicle exceeding this figure. Built upon the sturdy platform chassis is the amazingly reliable air cooled, flat-four cylinder engine. Suspension is four wheel independent for crisp handling and driving comfort. Although the onset of the Second World War greatly hindered Volkswagen"s marketing opportunities, it made a superb comeback shortly following the conflict, under the skillful guidance of Heinrich Nordhoff. Throughout its production life, the Volkswagen was continuously improved to meet modern automobile standards. An enlarged powerplant displacement and better visibility are two of the notable changes that enabled the Beetle to set standards for the compact car market, decade after decade.

The 1966 Volkswagen model is regarded as the classic Beetle, one that retains the most of the original design traits, and it has become a collector"s item. Even today, more than half a century later, watching a nimble street bug is still a pleasant sight to behold, and its unmistakable shape will likely delight generations to come.

Volkswagen 1300 Beetle

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:24 Toyota Supra

SKU: 300024123

Article number: 300024123
Product: 1/24 Toyota Supra

During the early 1970's, the Toyota Motor Company of Japan ventured into the specialty car field, and soon established a reputation for producing cars with both quality and performance. Their "Supra" series is often described as a re-creation of Toyota's legendary 2000GT sports car, which was an excellent combination of high performance and elegance.

Using their latest racing automotive technology, plus their uncanny design genius, the newly designed Supra made its sensational debut during February 1993. Massive and powerful are the words that can best describe this awesome specialty sports car. The top of the line Supra uses a 3-Liter, DOHC 24 valve, straight six cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine, capable of 320 horsepower and 43.6kg/m of torque. In contrast with the company's previous Supra model, which had a very fluid styling composed of gentle curves, the new Supra has a bold dramatic appearance due to its wider body and larger 17-inch wheels. An oversized rear wing has been installed to improve downforce performance during high-speed cruising. This Supra's newly refined suspension has one of the best road holding systems offered by any mass produced sports car, and with its ventilated disk brakes fitted at all corners, and the front end utilizing four piston calipers, it has unmatched stopping power.
Toyota's Supra is this company's attempt to furnish a car that has uncompromised drivability, safety, high performance and relaxing comfort.

1:24 Porsche 959

SKU: 300024065

Article number: 300024065
Product: 1/24 Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 was first unveiled at the 1983 Frankfurt auto show as a study for a full time 4 wheel drive Group B super sports car. Back then, the automobile was still far from being completed and its potential a mystery. The 959's awesome capabilities matured through thorough research and competition experience with the automobile. It demonstrated its outstanding abilities during the grueling Paris-Dakar Rally, and the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race.

Porsche has taken their race car technology and put it into the 959, to produce a car that provides every comfort, with smooth running and the low interior noise expected of a road car, while offering high safety reserves. Thus the 959, despite its massive 450hp engine power, can be drive easily at its lower RPM ranges. The 2848cc engine is a descendent of the famous 956 and 962 Porsche Group C racer. It is an air/liquid cooled, flat 6 cylinder, DOHC equipped with two turbochargers, providing a top speed of more than 300km/h. The 959 maintains superb acceleration under all driving conditions, yet it also achieves short braking distances that prove to be a reassuring factor for all classes of drivers. The hollow wheel spokes increase air volume to the brakes and accommodate the fat, low profile Dunlop Denloc tires, and is equipped with a pressure sensor to detect punctures.

The Porsche 959 is the car that raised the standard of sports car thinking to a new plateau, by exceeding every known yardstick of handling and performance.

1:20 Ferrari F189 Portuguese

SKU: 300020024

1:6 Honda Gorilla Spring Collection

SKU: 300016031

Article number: 300016031
Product: 1/6 Honda Gorilla Spring Collection

About the Honda Gorilla Spring Collection
In 1967, Honda Pioneered the field of "leisure motorcycles" with the release of the Monkey. The uniqueness of the Monkey made it an instant hit among the young and young at heart. In August 1978, Honda released the big brother of the Monkey and appropriately named it "Gorilla". Save the gas tank and seat, the Gorilla adopted fundamentally the same parts as the Monkey. The most defining aspect of the Gorilla is its swelled chest, an oversized gas tank, which boasts a capacity of 9 liters providing a 630km maximum running distance. Its powerplant was a 49cc air-cooled single cylinder SOHC engine, which was also used on Honda's best selling Super Cub. The Gorilla was also equipped with a manual 4-speed transmission, opposed to the automatic 3-speed system of the Monkey. Production was ceased in 1992 but the popularity of the machine, however did not dwindle, with the few remaining used Gorillas fetching premium prices. It was in February 1998 when Honda resumed production, this time bringing out a new Gorilla equipped with the Monkey's large headlamp and using chrome parts on the headlight casing, fender and other places. January 1999 saw the production of 3500 "Honda Gorilla Spring Collection" machines. This version was meant to shine, and features chrome parts on virtually every visible part of the bike. The gas tank, the side-cover, the front forks, the chain case, the wheels, the exhaust pipe cover, even the frame and swing arm glisten with gorgeous chrome.

About the Model
★1/6 scale plastic assembly kit. Overall length: 226mm, width: 104mm, height: 183mm, ★Every characteristic of the 1998 version of the Honda Gorilla such as the larger headlamp, front fork, tank cap and emblems applied on the tank have been accurately replicated. ★Chrome-plated areas of the actual machine have been reproduced with metal-plated parts.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:6 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana 1980

SKU: 300016025

Article number: 300016025 Product: 1:6 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana 1980

One of the most famous motorcycle shows in the world, is held every two years in Cologne West Germany, and the 1980 show is sure to stand out as one of the most unforgettable. One reason was that Honda released their CX500 turbo for the first time, and the second is that Suzuki"s GSX1100S "Katana" (Japanese for sword) was unveiled. The Honda CX500 attracted attention for its advanced engine techniques and the Katana for its advanced and aggressive body styling, which broke from common traditional motorcycle styling. Although the Katana GSX1100S styling impressed the many thousands of viewers, almost everybody thought that it was just for show and the production model would be quite different. During the summer of 1981, Suzuki released the production Katana with almost exactly the same body styling seen at the Cologne show, with subtle improvements in the engine and running gear. The body styling is from the genius of Mr. Hans A. Muth of West Germany, who spent much time ensuring driver comfort in his design, and which proved out in many wind tunnel tests. The entire styling was derived from research on the best drivers position, and the rearward placed backsteps and unique tank styling were not done just for the pleasing jet age appearance. Large capacity fuel tank and small fairing were blended together for the best airflow around the rider and the bike. Although the bike is most noticable for its styling, every part in it is quality. Engine is an air-cooled, parallel 4 of 1075cc, using 16 valves. With the unique Suzuki TSCC (Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber) in the engine, it puts out 111 hp. This tremendous power transmits into a road speed of 230 k/h and its unique body styling deeps it stable even at these high speeds. Suzuki is shipping a 1000cc Katana GSX1000S tot he American market, and also a 750cc version to the European market as well. Requests from Japanese enthusiasts prompted Suzuki to also market a 750cc Katana GSX750S to their market
 

1:12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R Street 1999

SKU: 300014084


About the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
Kawasaki's legacy of cutting-edge sportbikes has inspired motorcycle fans for generations. Recently, the call for 300km/h plus super sports bikes has motivated several manufactures to bring out powerful contenders. Kawasaki answered the call at the 1999 Paris Motorcycle Show, with the impressive debut of their all-new Ninja ZX-12R. This Ninja was reportedly created in the image of a fighter plane, which comes as no surprise considering that its slippery aerodynamics involved the cooperation of the Aerospace Division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. In fact, the ZX-12R spent more time in the wind tunnel during its development phase than any motorcycle in Kawasaki's history. The results are evident: small winglets on the sides of the fairing separate airflow around the bike; small wind deflectors on the lower forks deflect turbulent air from the engine; a long lip on the edge of the fairing further smoothens out airflow. Also, projecting just ahead of the front fairing, a large scoop takes advantage of higher air pressure, heightening intake efficiency. A monocoque frame backbone creates an airbox that allows air to pass through the inside of the bike for cooling in addition to ensuring overall rigidity. The powerplant of the Ninja ZX-12R is a fuel injected 4-cylinder 1,199cc engine that pumps out an abundant 178hp. Its four-into-two-into-one exhaust system features a titanium muffler paired with a catalyzer, which helps eliminate unburned hydrocarbons for cleaner emissions. Kawasaki brilliantly raised the superbike standard in performance, power and aerodynamics with their series flagship, the Ninja ZX-12R.
About the model
- Scale: 1/12, overall length: 173mm, overall width: 70mm, overall height: 101mm.
- Authentic recreation of monocoque frame, 4-cylinder engine, suspension, etc.
- Semi-transparent green parts used for fairing, which features side wings. Easy to remove, tiny screws used for attac

1:12 Yamaha XV1600 Road Star 1999

SKU: 300014080

Article number: 300014080
Product: 1:12 Yamaha XV1600 Road Star 1999

About the Yamaha XV1600 Road Star
Yamaha shocked the motorcycle world once again when it brought out the XV1600 Road Star, a unique combination of traditional cruiser design with state of the art technology. The construction of the machine is focused on providing the maximum amount of comfort, performance and style to today's large capacity cruiser customer. The XV1600 is powered by a huge 1,600cc air-cooled V-twin pushrod engine housed in an ultra-long and low chassis. This OHV engine pumps out 46.3kW (62.6PS) at 4,000rpm and features an electric starter. The front suspension of this machine consists of telescopic forks, while the rear consists of a swinging arm monocross. This gorgeous motorcycle was voted "1999 Cruiser Bike of the Year" by Cruising Rider Magazine.

About the model
- Tamiya has recreated the Road Star in stunning detail as their latest addition to the 1/12 Motorcycle Series.
- Overall length: 208mm, overall width 89mm, overall height: 100mm.
- Enjoy the fascinating assembly incorporating real screws and two kinds of metal plated parts. The delicate fins of the air-cooled engine, spoke wheels and the slender brake and clutch lines all add to the realism of this motorcycle masterpiece.
- Kit comes with two kinds of tank emblems (one for the Japanese and American "Road Star" and one for the "Wild Star" as it is called in Europe.
- Various decals for stripes and meters are also included in this authentic kit.
- Transparent display stand also included.

1:12 Yamaha YZF-R1 1000ccm 1997 Street

SKU: 300014073

1:12 Ducati 916 Desmo. 1993

SKU: 300014068

Article number: 300014068 Product: 1:12 Ducati 916 Desmo. 1993

About the Ducati 916

Ducati, the renowned Italian motorcycle manufacturer, is highly regarded by motorcycle enthusiasts the world over. Their current top-of-the-line "916" bike was unveiled to the public during the 1993 Milan Motor Show. In recent years, Ducati has been a dominant force at the World Superbike Championships. Their 916 was developed using the latest racing technology and expertise, and became a very effective base machine fore these Championships. Its 114 horsepower, 916cc, liquid cooled L-twin cylinder engine uses a computer controlled fuel injection system and Ducat's traditional Desmodromic valve operation system. This valve system uses cam mechanics for both opening and closing the valves, while a conventional system closes the valves with springs only. This powerful engine is mounted in a light weight and extremely rigid, chrome molybdenum steel tubular frame. The rear swing arm suspension uses a mono-arm for quick tire changing during competition. Showa's shock absorbers and Brembo brake calipers are used at both ends. The 916 has a 2-stage adjustable caster offset system. Its aerodynamic cowl design is very distinctive, differing from other racer-replica bikes. The front cowl has engine air intake openings and mounts the dual headlamps. The fuel tank is ergonomically sculptured to fit the rider's varying posture during hard riding. The 916 is a true street legal racing machine on the leading edge of performance and styling.
 

1:12 Ducati 888 Superbike ´93

SKU: 300014063

Article number: 300014063 Product: 1:12 Ducati 888 Superbike ´93

About the Ducati 888 Superbike Racer

On the 26th of September 1993, a young and inspiring motorcycle racer named Tetsuya Harada was adding the final touches to his machine at the Jarama racing circuit, just prior tot he last round of the season. This would make him the first Japanese World Champion since 1977. His closest rival, Loris Capirossi, was ahead in point standings going into this last race, but bad luck plagued him during the dynamic battle for the 250cc GP2 title. Although this was Harada's debut season for the World Grand Prix, he had been working closely with Yamaha for the last couple of seasons, perfecting the works TZM bike, which allowed him to win the 1992 All Japan Championship title. The 1993 Yamaha TZ250M used a 249cc liquid cooled V-twin cylinder engine capable of 94 horsepower. Its crankcase reed valve induction system was combined with an electronically controlled exhaust valve system. The highly sophisticated six-speed gear box used an electronic cut-out gear changing system that eliminated clutch operation and minimized racing stresses. This awesome powerplant was mounted on Yamaha's exceptionally rigid twin-spar box-section aluminum frame that was capable of head angle adjustments. The rear suspension was also of box-sectioned aluminum to withstand the enormous power and traction. The bike rides on Marchesini cast magnesium wheels matched to Dunlop radial tires. The superb stopping power was achieved by front Brembo and rear Nissin Brake systems.
 

1:12 Yamaha XV1000 Virago

SKU: 300014044

Article number: 300014044 Product: 1:12 Yamaha XV1000 Virago

About the Yamaha XV1000 Virago

The motorcycle, along with the automobile, has played a big role in transporting humans from place to place for many years. Man has always been able to adapt his tools for specific needs, and as the motorcycle became more and more a sport, or leisure transportation vehicle, it has been designed for more specific purposes. The off road, touring, motocross and speed bikes as well as the basic transportation motorcycle can be seen in most countries, but America seems to have a certain styling all its own. This so called "Chopper style" came about during the mid 1960's from the many modified Harley's done by members of the many motorcycle clubs around the country. There are many long straight stretches of good, high speed roadways in America, and to sit back comfortably, with feet resting on forward pedals and sitting on a very relaxing saddle, brought about these modifications. The Yamaha Company of Japan is well known for quality bikes around the world, and they have been making bikes for specific areas for years.

The Yamaha XS650 Special released in 1978 had the American look, and since then this company has marketed bikes with similar styling. The XV1000 Virago is their latest, large bore, American styled motorcycle and sure to become popular. Its front wheel caster angle of 32 degrees provides an extended wheel base of 1525mm, making its straight running ability superb. The wide, pull back type of handle bars and the forward placed foot rests, allow the rider to sit up as if he was on a horse. A separate looking, loose cushion seat is almost like sitting on a sofa, and it is positioned at a height of only 715mm. The 70hp 981cc twin cylinder is in the "V" format and transmits its power via an enclosed drive shaft for quiet, maintenance free operation. The bike comes with much chrome and lots of gold plating, but it is done in such a manner that the bike does not look gaudy. It is a luxurious and comfortable
 

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