Today i’m going to unbox the Tamiya Ducati 1199 Panigale S in 1/12th scale.
Introduced to the world at the Milan Motor Show in 2011, the 1199 Panigale was developed around a monocoque rather than Ducati’s traditional trellis-frame. It makes liberal use of famed Italian manufacturer Ducati’s race experience and extracts 195hp out of a 1198cc liquid-cooled L-Twin engine. In an inventive twist, the engine itself is part of the bike’s frame, and connected directly to the airbox/monocoque, swing arm and seat rail. The result is a lightweight and extremely durable vehicle. A wealth of electronic components helps to control engine output, suspension characteristics and more. The bike’s sleek design has won it plaudits and awards from around the world.Ushering in the Future
The Tamiya Ducati 1199 Panigale S comes in the usual Tamiya box with the finished model up front with some information about the model. The Box is the normal bike format. On the side of the box some more information about the bike with a clear view on the engine.
Let’s start the unboxing!
The first parts you see are the wheels, nuts and polycaps. Also included are the screwdriver and black hose for the brakes. Also the front part and clear parts are provided in small bags.
A white sprue contains the bodywork of the bike.
The engine is presented in a grey sprue including brakes and front suspension parts.
The black sprue contains the wheels and the rest of the frame and bodyparts.
Then you get to the decals.
The paperwork comes with some background information of the bike and of course the building instructions. These are typical Tamiya. Easy to read and clear instructions.
And with almost every bike kit from Tamiya… always get the front fork set which upgrades your kit with some more detail!