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Finished: Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 ’09 Estoril 1/12

Fantastic kit again from Tamiya. First bike i built together with the previous ’09. Not a great finish. The YZR-M1 helped Yamaha claim the Rider, Manufacturer, and Team championship titles for the 2009 MotoGP season. During the season, the Fiat Yamaha Team’s bikes were usually adorned with a white and metallic blue two-tone livery, but at Round 14 Portuguese GP, the blue was replaced by a metallic silver color to create a special livery to commemorate the release of the Fiat Punto Evo compact car. J. Lorenzo rode to a…

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Finished: Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 ’09 1/12

Fantastic kit again from Tamiya. First bike i built together with the Valencia edition. Not a great finish. During the 2009 MotoGP season, regulation changes were implemented which designated a sole tire supplier and limited the number of engines a team could use. The Yamaha YZR-M1 2009 was designed with these changes in mind. The frame’s structural balance and rider center of gravity were revamped while the more powerful and durable engine’s performance was further increased through the use of a highly-precise engine management system. Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo…

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Finished: Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 ’05 1/12

Fantastic kit again from Tamiya. Out of the box with the added front fork upgrade set. 2005 marked the 50th anniversary of Yamaha’s founding and saw Yamaha show an invigorated enthusiasm for race activities. Especially in MotoGP, where they set their goal of taking the constructors’ title in addition to riders’ and teams’ titles they retained in the previous season. Yamaha entered the improved version of YZR-M1 which featured refined cowlings and fuel tank, a more compact powerful engine, and a new frame with optimized rigid balance. That year, team…

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Finished: Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 ’04 1/12

Fantastic kit again from Tamiya. Out of the box with the added front fork upgrade set. After winning the 2003 Riders Championship, his third consecutive world title with Honda, Valentino Rossi shocked the racing world announcing he was transferring to rival Yamaha in 2004. At the opening race of the 2004 season in South Africa, Rossi was mounted on his new dream machine, the Yamaha YZR-M1, and emerged from a fierce battle up front to take his first victory riding for Yamaha. He continued to show an aggressive style of…

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