Minichamps MIN122021252 2002 Ducati 998 R Team HM Plant Superbike - James Toseland (1:12 Scale)
"I like racing in the UK. I think it makes a real difference to know that everyone wants you to do well. I simply want to improve. I know what people expect of me and I don't intend to let anyone down."
- James Toseland, July 24th, 2001
The Ducati 998R "Testastretta" is equipped with a water-cooled two cylinder- 4 cycle-fuel injected engine. It has a cubic capacity of 999 cc and an output of approx. 188 bhp @ 12.500 rpm. The maximum speed is in excess of 300 kph. One special feature of the engine is the "desmodromic" valve operation. This system of force operation works without valve springs, the valves are operated directly by cam lobes and/or rocker arms. The camshaft is driven by a toothed belt, as customary for Ducati engines.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2002 Ducati 998 R Superbike driven by legendary racer James Toseland. Features a working suspension, removable fairing, and highly detailed components. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Historical Account: "Crash" - Born on October 5th, 1980, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, James Michael Toseland is an English motorcycle racer. Toseland was the 2007 World Superbike Champion on a Ten Kate Honda, who also won the 2004 Superbike World Championship on a Ducati. Toseland is currently competing in the World Superbike Championship for the Sterilgarda Yamaha team. He is one of only two men, the other being Troy Corser, to have won the Superbike World Championship for two different manufacturers.
As well as being a motorcyclist, Toseland is also a pianist (reaching Grade 6) and singer who performs regularly with his band "Crash" when not at home in the Isle of Man, Toseland performed alongside Ray Stubbs for BBC's Sport Relief, as well as playing a piano set at the British sports personality of the year awards 2007.