The Yamaha YZR-M1 that Valentino Rossi rode to the MotoGP class championship in 2009! During the season, he also achieved his 100th victory, which helped Yamaha claim the triple crown of Rider, Team, and Manufacturer championships.
This is the first plastic assembly kit of the 800cc MotoGP bike, and all the parts are newly designed. The mechanisms of the bike, including the frame, suspension, and inline 4-cylinder engine, have all been accurately reproduced. In addition, each cowling can be removed even after assembly, and the tank cowling features the same partition as that on the actual bike. Two types of markings are included to depict the No.46 bike ridden by V. Rossi and No.99 bike ridden by J. Lorenzo.
Furthermore, fans can look forward to a highly-detailed rider figure, currently under development, which reproduces Valentino Rossi's riding form and can be displayed with the bike model in cornering stance (figure not included with this kit). The initial release of this kit will include a full-color leaflet with photos of the real bike!
Don't miss Tamiya's figure of Rossi, linked below!