About the bike: to quote Tamiya's info - in 2015 Suzuki made a welcome return to Moto GP racing after an absence of three years. The GSX-RR is a compact masterpiece of handling and cornering on account of its innovative frame. The 1,000cc water-cooled four-stroke DOHC inline-four engine outputs over 240PS. The exhaust is an Akrapovic 4-into-2-into-1-into-2 with dual megaphone tailpipes features welded honeycomb end plates (more about those later). Aerodynamic featured, including winglets, help to reduce the tendency to wheelie.
About Joan Mir:
About the kit: this is currently the latest release in Tamiya's 1/12 series of motorcycle kits, and is well up to their usual standards. I would recommend following the instructions closely, especially when optional parts are used to decide whose machine you have chosen to model, Tamiya provide markings for three riders and leg grips differ as well. The transfers are quite complex and must be put on in the correct order
I spent some time drilling out the cooling holes in the brake disc
My QA assistant spotted at least two problems, the first being a mashed up transfer on the LH lower cowl
Here are some pictures showing a little of the build sequence
And a few of the completed model
Thanks to iModeler for an excellent site, and thanks for looking, happy modelling.
Thanks for looking and happy modelling.