For $28,500 (P1.44 million), you can ride home a brand-new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. Introduced in 2019, the circuit-oriented CBR1000RR-R made its mark on the global racing scene with its class-leading 217.5hp 4-cylinder engine and state-of-the-art electronics. The new Fireblade SP was made even sharper in terms of handling and performance.
But if you’re an ordinary mortal like yours truly, you might as well be content with unboxing a plastic scale model version of this MotoGP-derived sport bike, patiently glue it all together, and then settling it on a table beside your bed while you endlessly dream of executing your fastest lap in your sleep.
With the scheduled global release of the real version (offered as a 2021 model) in June 2020, Tamiya says the 1/12 scale motorcycle series CBR1000RR-R Fireblade will find itself in the hobby stores a month later.
Building this scale model could be a real challenge for hobbyists since it is a highly detailed depiction of the real bike. It looks almost real because the engine, swing arm, front fork, and muffler (with Akrapovic marking) are screw-attached to the model frame, while the side and under-cowl can be removed after completion of assembly. It also comes with two marking options and a paddock stand.
Priced in Japan at ¥4,400 (P2,000), this scale model package includes paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, and assembly instructions. Some hobby shops are already accepting orders.
MECQ, bring it on.