Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

I am a huge Supercross fan. And over the last few years it’s grown on me even more. After my favorite Ricky Carmichael (The Greatest Of All Time) retired after ‘07. I kinda stopped watching for awhile. But maybe like 4 years ago I turned it on one night, and got pulled right back in. So recently I had the urge to get two 1/12 scale NewRay bikes. One was Ricky Carmichael’s 2006 supercross/outdoor Moto championship winning Suzuki, and this year’s 2016 Ken Roczen RCH Suzuki (Ricky’s rider). And I got to say, I’m impressed!

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The details on both are pretty amazing for how inexpensive they were. Ken’s bike is even more detailed than Ricky’s. But they are 9 years apart production wise. So it’s good to see NewRay stepping it up a bit.

I’m really impressed with the Fork details

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The shot of Ken’s fork was my favorite shot of last night.

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Even Ken’s bike has the Yoshimura pipe everybody dreams of.

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Even Ricky’s bike has pipe detail, and it was produced in 2007. It looks even cooler in person.

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I think it’s funny that RCH is sponsored by Dodge. But Ricky is still sponsored by Chevy. And still does promotional stuff with them all of the time. I know in other forms of motorsports, that would be a big no-no.

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What I love the most is the 4 championship stickers on Ricky’s plate. This model was designed before Ricky grabbed the ‘06 title, and got his fifth and final Supercross championship.

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As you can see Ken’s bike stand is crooked in some of these shots. And that was to balance the bike because of my poster paper is finnally clapped out, and it is bulging from being rolled up.

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As you can see these bikes have some cool details. The little sponsorship scattered around both bikes, really makes them look official. I never really gave NewRay a chance with their bike Casting’s. The ones in TRU are stock un sponsord bikes, so they kinda looked less detailed. But now I know different. I’m not a big motorcycle guy. But I do absolutely love dirt bikes. So I guess they are my moto guilty pleasure. These bikes are bigger than the 1/18th Maisto stuff everybody is use to. So that leaves more room for details. Ricky’s bike definitely deserves to be detailed, he earned 150 wins and 15 championships throughout the years. Any product less isn’t worth his time. And Ken’s bike is phenomenal! It’s a 2016, so it should be a tad better. He doesn’t need much of an introduction either. He just won last week in that bike!

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I know this won’t be a popular post because of the lack of wheels. But I know a few of you will appreciate the review!

Thanks for the read!

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