Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
This is another of Tamiya's 1/12 scale motorcycle kits, this time a road going Kawasaki. I originally set out to make only racing bikes, so this one makes a slight change. The ZX-12R was introduced in 1999 to meet the growing demand for machines capable of speeds in excess of 300 kilometres per hour. This Ninja was supposedly created in the image of a fighter plane, which, I guess, is not surprising considering the aerodynamics involved the cooperation of the Aerospace Division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. The power plant is a fuel injected 4-cylinder 1,199cc engine that produces 178 bhp. For details of the build please look at the work in progress in the Automotive Group http://imodeler.com/groups/work-in-progress-automotive/forum/topic/kawasaki-ninja-zx-12r/?#post-4709.
For me, Ducatis are red and Kawasakis are green, accordingly it is finished in Tamiya's Candy Lime Green spray TS-52 with an overcoat of clear TS-13, which, I hope, gives it a 'scale' glossy finish. The photographs were taken this morning in the lovely September sunshine we are enjoying at the moment.
Thanks for looking, George
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