Today i’m going to unbox the Tamiya Honda RC211V – Repsol 2002 4-stroke in 1/12th scale.
The inaugural year for the MotoGP bikes was 2002, when riders experienced teething problems getting used to the new bikes.
Rossi started the year off strong and won the first race in wet conditions in Japan, beating several local riders who were racing as wildcards. He also took the pole position in the first five races.
Rossi finished second in South Africa, where his teammate Tohru Ukawa took his first and only victory in the MotoGP class. He then scored victories from the Spanish to the German rounds, including two pole positions at the Dutch and British GPs. He registered his only retirement of the season at the Czech Republic round before scoring back-to-back wins in Portugal and Rio, two second-place finishes at the Pacific and Malaysia, another victory in Australia and a second-place finish at the final race at the Valencian Community.
Rossi went on to win eight of the first nine races of the season, eventually claiming 11 victories in total. He clinched his second title at the Rio de Janeiro race, his first in the inaugural class, and fourth title overall with four races remaining.
The Tamiya Honda RC211V – Repsol 2002 4-stroke is 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.
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.
The first sprue is the front nose of the bike and the fuel tank. Also the clear part is in small bag. In the bag of the clear parts are also the decals for the wheels.
A white sprue contains the bodywork of the bike.
The frame is presented in a chrome plated sprue.
A black sprue contains the wheels, some electrical parts, suspension, brakes and chain parts.
A grey sprue let’s you build the engine, radiator, exhaust and electrical parts
Then you get to the decals with decals for the rims.
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.