Minichamps MIN122021202 Ducati 998 RS Team Monstermob Superbike - Steve Hislop (1:12 Scale)
"Some people might find that a bit callous. I only ever attend family ones and people find it a bit strange that I won't go to a friend's funeral, but it's just my little way of shutting off."
- Steve Hislop, discussing why he made it a point of never going to the funerals of fellow racers
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 RS Team Monstermob Superbike driven by the late racer, Steve Hislop. Features a working suspension, removable fairing, and highly detailed components. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Original Issue Price: $61.99
Historical Account: "Hizzy" - Hislop was born into a close Scottish Borders family, and grew up in the village of Chesters, near the town of Hawick, with his father Sandy, mother Margaret and best friend/younger brother Gary. Their father inspired the boys to take up motorcycle racing, but when Garry was killed in a motorbike accident at Silloth in 1982 aged 19, and his father had died three years earlier from a heart attack, Hislop slumped into an alcohol inspired depression.
Steve Hislop died on July 30th, 2003, in a helicopter accident near Teviothead, Roxburghshire. He was laid to rest in the village of Chesters near his birthplace of Hawick, Scotland.