Yamaha YZR-M1 2009
Hi folks, this is my first build in the new house. I apologise for the backdrop wallpaper at the minute, I’ll rectify this in time for future photography!
The bike is the 2009 Fiat Yamaha team MotoGP championship winning bike as ridden by our man Valentino Rossi. It is has an 800cc DOHC inline 4 cylinder engine to conform to the five year capacity restrictions from 2007. This was actually the last bike that Rossi won the championship on before moving over to Ducati. He has came really close to winning again in recent years since rejoining the Yamaha team, and has finished 2nd for three consecutive seasons. One more win for him will take his championship wins to eight, and level with Giacomo Agostini for most championship wins ever.
The kit is a 1:12 Tamiya and was a fantastic kit to build. I built it completely out of the box for a change and I’m quite happy with the result. One great feature of the kit is the notable lack of glue required for the assembly. The parts are either screwed together or simply click into place allowing all the fairings to be removed after completion. For more info on the build, there is a work in progress on it over in the groups section. Thanks to all that followed.
Cheers for looking.
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