First of all, a thought spared for late Anthoine Hubert’s family. The Frenchman was well up and running for a potential F1 seat, a massive talent in the making. A grim reminder of the persistent danger motorsports bring with the thrill.
Onto the content. I am personally not a big fan of anything on two wheels, but would not want to pass a decent miniature of one. This was an inquisitive purchase, just to see how a Kyosho 1/32 bike would look like. It turned out to be quite good.
This particular model is a replica of Suzuki GSX-R1000 superbike, raced by the Suzuki Castrol team that won the FIM Endurance title in 2006. It lives up to the Kyosho expectations; almost all the details are nicely replicated, with the chromed tailpipe adding so much to the aesthetics.
Handlebar and the front forks rotate, allowing the model to be steered.
Sadly though the model needs the built in pedestal to erect the stand. Rear light details are limited to tampo work, but that is no reason for concern.
Pretty nice, altogether.
There is another two wheeled model I have been yearning to add to the collection. Aoshima has been churning out some excellent 1/12 bikes, and they have a pretty good collection of Japanese road bikes.
The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Monday is waiting for us. Thanks for stopping by! Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Monday and a great week ahead!