Featuring a powerful 990cc in-line 4-cylinder engine, the Yamaha YZR-M1 was ready to take on the dominant Honda RC211V in the 2004 MotoGP. With Rossi at the helm, the YZR-M1 didn’t disappoint, helping Yamaha obtain their first rider’s championship since Wayne Rainey won in 1992, and giving legendary rider Valentino Rossi his fourth consecutive rider’s title. Following the release of Rossi and Abe’s metallic blue bike, Tamiya now presents the vibrant red and silver YZR-M1 to our highly detailed 1/12 scale motorcycle series. The “Spain’s No.1” Yamaha was ridden by top Spanish rider Carlos Checa and Italian young gun Marco Melandri.
Featuring realistic detail, this 1/12 scale model accurately represents the bike ridden in the 2004 MotoGP season by Carlos Checa (No.7) and 2002 250cc world champion Marco Melandri (No.33). Feel the power of the YZR-M1 as you assemble this highly detailed replica model. Internal mechanics have been reproduced in exceptional detail including engine, exhaust, ram air box and suspension system. Kit comes with the an extra seat and seat cowling to accurately duplicate Melandri’s bike, which had a special seat adjustment made to suit his small 164cm stature.