On around March 26, Tamiya will release Repsol Honda RC213V ’14, the latest addition to its 1/12 Auto Bike Series plastic model kits.
The new kit is a 1/12 scale model of the Repsol Honda RC213V, the 2014 MotoGP season’s champion machine driven by Mark Marquez. The model reproduces the real machine’s features such as the V4 engine equipped to the twin-tube frame, swing arm and front fork. Users can attach features to the frame such as engine, suspension, wheels and cowl to make a faithful reproduction of the actual bike.
The cowling can be removed after completion. You can open the frame’s side from the front cowling and see the construction of the air ducts. The sponsor logos and slide marks for the meter panels are printed by excellent silkscreen on the coloring. A cowl masking screen for different colors is attached.
The price is 4,320 yen.
Ahead of the new product’s release, Tamiya will hold a guest talk by pro rider Hikaru Miyagi and demo rides with the RC213V at its Tamiya Plastic Model Factory in Tokyo’s Shinbashi. Veteran Honda GP racer Miyagi will introduce the machine and its appeal to riders. Members of Tamiya’s development staff will also present highlights and transition points in developing Honda GP models for motorcycle racing and plastic model fans.
(Translated by Greg Scott)