This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
Italieri surprises us with the kit of one of the most successful motorcycles in the 500 cc category, with 50 victories in total. A very complete kit, with a detailed engine and rubber parts, such as the saddle or the handlebar knobs. The decals allow to make the version with which Barry Sheene was proclaimed runner-up in the world in 1978.
Additional details for the Suzuki RG500 XR27
motorbike scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Italeri in 1/9 scale with reference 4644 (also listed as 8001283046442 and 4644S).
- Belongs to the Heron Team.
- Raced at the Motorcycle World Championship in 1978.
- Includes metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 241 mm x 373 mm x 96 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 483 g.
- Box barcode 8001283046442 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 456, 490 and 497.
Some drivers quickly become myths, even regardless of their successes. The life of Barry Sheene is a story of overcoming, success and disappointment bathed in glamor and fame worthy of the best of screenplays, very similar to that of the equally famous James Hunt. The Briton became 500cc World Champion twice in 1976 and 1977. His charisma and dedication made Barry Sheene the first mass idol in the world of motorcycling with his mythical 7 on the bike and the Pato Donald in a helmet that had a hole in the chin so he could smoke on the grill. In 1978, despite winning two victories in Venezuela and Sweden, he was unable to repeat the title, having to settle for second place in the 500cc world championship.
The Suzuki RG 500 saw the light for the first time in 1974, competing in the world championships until 1986. In addition to Barry Sheene's drivers' titles, he achieved two more in 1981 with Marco Lucchinelli and in 1982 with Franco Uncini, in addition to six titles as a manufacturer (1976-1982). In total, the Suzuki RG 500 won fifty World Championships races, some at the hands of its official riders, but also a few by private riders.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.