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Tamiya 14016 1/12 Honda CX500 Turbo

Product Code: T14016
Barcode: 4950344079643
$44.99 $35.82 20%
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Born From The Honda Spirit of Challenge

The CX500 made its debut in 1980 at the IFMA trade show in Cologne, Germany. The Honda CX500 Turbo, which was released in 1981, was the world”s first turbo-charged motorcycle. Turbocharged engines offered greater power and torque for higher performance, but also caused a de- lay in throttle response during acceleration. The delay in throttle response presented technical challenges for turbocharged motorcycles. Honda and IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries) overcame this problem by using computerized fuel injection to provide the engine with the opti- mal amount of fuel at all times. The CFI transformed the V2 OHV engine, which produced 48hp and 4.1kg/m of torque into a high performance en- gine with 78hp with 7.5kg/m of torque. The CX500 was capable of a maxi- mum speed of over 120mph.

Features

  • This is a 1/12 scale assembly plastic model kit of the Honda CX500 Turbo, the world’s first turbo-charged production motorcycle.
  • Length: 180mm, Width: 60mm, Height: 112mm
  • The model featured highly-detailed turbo-charged engine which helps you to understand the mechanisms of the turbo system.
  • Metal screws are used to attach wheels and front forks for increased rigidity.
  • Front and rear brake pipes as well as other cables are depicted with vinyl tubing.
  • One-piece cowling features an integrated headlight.
  • High-quality Cartograf markings included