Living Up to Expectations in 2004 Featuring a powerful 990cc in-line 4-cylinder engine, the Yamaha YZR-M1 was ready to take on the dominant Honda RC211V in the 2004 MotoGP. With Rossi at the helm, the YZR-M1 didn't disappoint, helping Yamaha obtain their first rider's championship since Wayne Rainey won in 1992, and giving legendary rider Valentino Rossi his fourth consecutive rider's title. Following the release of Rossi and Abe's metallic blue bike, Tamiya now presents the vibrant red and silver YZR-M1 to our highly detailed 1/12 scale motorcycle series. The "Spain's No.1" Yamaha was ridden by top Spanish rider Carlos Checa and Italian young gun Marco Melandri.
Exceptional Accuracy and Detail Featuring realistic detail, this 1/12 scale model accurately represents the bike ridden in the 2004 MotoGP season by Carlos Checa (No.7) and 2002 250cc world champion Marco Melandri (No.33). Feel the power of the YZR-M1 as you assemble this highly detailed replica model. Internal mechanics have been reproduced in exceptional detail including engine, exhaust, ram air box and suspension system. Kit comes with the an extra seat and seat cowling to accurately duplicate Melandri's bike, which had a special seat adjustment made to suit his small 164cm stature.
Example of model fully painted and marked
About the Model Accurate 1/12 scale model of 2004 Yamaha YZR-M1 as ridden by Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri. Overall length: 172mm, Overall width: 56mm Compact 4-cylinder, 990cc engine and twin-spar delta box frame reproduced to amazing level of detail. High quality Cartograf decals for Checa's No.7 and Melandri's No.33 bike. Synthetic rubber tires look and feel authentic. Side and seat cowling as well as fuel tank can be removed after assembly allowing full display of engine. Poly caps used for easy damper assembly and cowling attachment. Tank side Yamaha insignia reproduced with high-quality sticker for added realism.