1:12 Honda RC166 GP Racer Motorbike -- PLASTIC KIT -- Tamiya 1411314113
- Scale: 1:12
- Item: Honda RC166 GP Racer
Features: Build it Yourself Plastic Kit
- Manufacturer: Tamiya
- Brand New
This is a 1/12 scale plastic assembly kit. Length: 166mm, Width: 43mm.
Front and rear wheels feature highly detailed flat metal-plated rims and spokes to achieve a realistic finish.
The air-cooled inline 6-cylinder engine features cooling fins which provide a great scale realism.
One-piece cowling part helps reproduce bike's sleek form.
Solid rubber tires with realistic tread patterns included.
Photo-etched parts for brake drum air ducts, cowling snaps, and chain sliders as well as metal transfers for rivets are included.
Honda's legendary racing bike, the RC166, was developed to win the World Road Race Championship in 1966. The bike featured a 250cc 4-stroke 6-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine which thumped out an impressive 60ps/18,000rpm. Mike Hailwood rode the RC166 and won every 250cc class race he entered to give Honda their first Rider and Manufacturer's Championships, which contributed to the company's amazing feat of capturing the manufacturers' title in all five classes from 50cc to 500cc.
Accelerator and brake wires are depicted with vinyl tubing. Grips are made from elastomer.
ABS resin wheels feature 0.4mm dia. spokes and are assembled with 9 kinds of flat metal-plated parts.
Seat is made from elastomer and features a realistic surface texture. Rivets are reproduced with metal transfers.
Underside cowling parts can be easily attached/removed thanks to the built-in magnets.
Aluminum turned steps are fixed to the frame with 1.2mm screws and have enough strength to hold the model in use with the racing stand.
Markings are included to depict the No.16 & No.8 and No.1 & No.7 bikes from the 1966 and 1967 Isle of Man TT Races respectively.
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