Minichamps MIN122061027 2006 Honda RC211V Team LCR Honda MotoGP Bike - Casey Stoner (1:12 Scale)
"It's a little bit overwhelming because we didn't really expect to get it at this race."
- Casey Stoner, 2007 MotoGP world champion, after the Japanese Montegi GP, September 23rd, 2007
In the 2002 World Motorcycle Grand-Prix season, bikes with 2-stroke 500cc engines raced alongside bikes with 4-stroke 990cc engines. The result of this new format was as everyone expected it to be, 4-stroke engine bikes like Repsol Honda RC211V dominated. Its V5 engine, the first to ever be employed on a motorcycle, further enhanced the Repsol Honda RC211V. The fuel tank was placed below the seat, and the bike employed Honda's all-new "Unit Pro-Link" suspension design. Packed with revolutionary mechanics, and painted over in flourescent orange, the Repsol Honda RC211V was definitely the bike of the 21st century. From the opening race Valentino Rossi took a 9 consecutive victory sweep. Out of a 16 race series Rossi clutched his 10th victory by the 12th race in Brazil, leaving all competition in the dust, as the Italian rider became the first ever winner in the Moto GP class.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2006 Honda RC211V Team LCR Honda MotoGP Bike driven by Casey Stoner. This gorgeous replica features a working suspension and removable fairings that reveals an extremely detailed engine. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Release Date: April 2008
Historical Account: "One Bike Team" - Casey Stoner was in advanced negotiations with Yamaha, but after they dropped him he settled on an alliance once more with team manager Lucio Cecchinello. This time he would ride on a Honda RC211V, with a one-bike team new to the series for the 2006 Season, Team LCR. He took pole position on his second race, but crashed several times. He finished his debut season in 8th position with his best result being a 2nd place at the Turkish GP, where he was overtaken on the final corner by veteran Marco Melandri.