Minichamps MIN122036307 2003 Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Fortuna MotoGP Bike - Carlos Checa (1:12 Scale)
"German precision engineering at its finest!"
- The Motor Pool
Yamaha's YZR-M1 came to the track in 2002, with Max Biaggi who had arrived from Honda onboard. The YZR-M1 was thought to be the complete package, and able to take Yamaha back to winning races.
However, it was found to have a combination of problems which made it very difficult to ride. Firstly the chasis was described by Biaggi as "evil" that chattered often, and a harsh 2-stroke like power delivery. In two seasons it achieved 2 wins - ironically, both in the wet where it was said to be even more diabolical. In the 2003 season Biaggi became almost nonchalant and open rather than discrete on his comments of how bad and useless the bike was, and if only he could be on a Honda, how everything could be okay.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2003 Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Fortuna MotoGP bike driven by Carlos Checa. Features a working suspension, removable fairing, and highly detailed components. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Release Date: 2005