Tamiya releases 1/12 scale model of Kawasaki H2R

06/12/2016 - 17:37 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

The track only motorcycle has a maximum output pegged at 326 PS.

The Kawasaki H2R is a carbon fibre marvel announced back in 2014. Unveiled at Intermot, the bike took motorcyclists by storm.

However not everyone could buy one. Not only was there an application process, but Kawasaki handpicked the owners. At an introductory price of USD 50,000, it wasn’t exactly cheap.

Tamiya, the Japanese plastic model kit maker, has now introduced a 1/12 scale model of the Kawasaki H2R, which has no such formalities for purchase.

Kawasaki H2R Tamiya scale model completed
Kawasaki H2R 1/12 scale model by Tamiya boasts of high attention to detail with an engine, swingarm and cowl which can be bolted to the frame.

The plastic model assembly kit measures 172 mm in length, 70 mm in width and 97 mm in height. The liquid cooled engine and supercharger have been crafted in detail. A lot of hard work has also gone in recreating the trellis frame and aggressive cowl. The engine, swingarm and cowl can be screwed into the trellis frame while the solid synthetic rubber slick tyres add to the level of attention to detail.

An authentic rendering of the taillight is achieved with a combination of metal-plating and clear parts. A nylon mesh is also included in the kit to recreate with realism the twin intakes that feed air into the ram air duct. Apart from a spray paint setup, the package also gets decals to depict the green cowl stripes on the Kawasaki Ninja H2R scale model.

Kawasaki H2R Tamiya scale model rear three quarter
The Kawasaki H2R's supercharged engine is capable of producing 326 PS of power and can propel the bike to a top speed of 400 km/h.

The bike can be stored in a display case to keep the Kawasaki H2R safe from weather elements.

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