About the Repsol Honda RC211V

2002 saw a major change in WGP. Big size 990cc 4-stroke motorcycles were given the green light to race with 500cc 2-stroke motorcycles in the top category of the MotoGP class. Honda entered the 4-stroke RC211V in this class in which harsh competition was expected. This revolutionary machine was equipped with a unique V5 engine mounted on an aluminum twin tube frame and state-of-the-art "Unit Pro-Link" suspension. Riding the Repsol Honda RC211V, Valentino Rossi won 11 of 17 season races and his teammate Tohru Ukawa took the victory in the South Africa Grand-Prix resulting in Rider Title for Rossi and Maker Title for Honda.

The revolutionary 4-stroke V5 engine

Every detail of the unique 4-stroke V5 engine with 3 cylinders to the front and 2 to the rear, including the 5 air fans and the injection system, has been accurately replicated. Model also brilliantly depicts the Honda RC211V's innovative exhaust pipe layout.

About the model

1/12 scale model, Overall length: 172mm, Overall width: 56mm. The two-stroke, V5 engine has been replicated to perfection. Every characteristic of the actual Honda RC211V such as the fuel tank placed under a protective cowling and the innovative exhaust pipe layout has been accurately replicated. Engine and suspension assembly on frame imitates that of the actual motorcycle. Upper and seat cowling, and duct cover areas can be affixed/or detached via tiny, precision-made screws even after completion. Frame and swing arms are reproduced with high quality metal plated parts. Decals for Valentino Rossi's number 46 motorcycle and Tohru Ukawa's number 11 machine are included.


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