Kyosho recently presented a new design for the Mini-z Moto Racer at the Shizuoka fair, as well as some related accesories. The motor cycle chassis will remain the same. The only thing that has changed is the design of the pilot and the design and shape of the fairing, fuel tank and motor tail piece.
In the case of the Ducati model, Kyosho also has the rights to produce replicas of the pilot and helmet. In this case it is Valentino Rossi. In this manner, unlike the first racer that appeared on the market, the Yamaha M1; both the pilot suit as well as the helmet, were exact replicas of those worn by Valentino.
Here you can see a front view of the Ducati design. The degree of detail on the fairings is more than acceptable. The fairing designs of the Ducati are, of course, different from those of the Yamaha M1, thus giving a very authentic look to the final product. With this in mind we would also like to mention that this isn´t the only fairing on which the design has been changed.
The central part of the fairing, that of the fuel tank and the mono tail piece, are also replicas of the Ducati world MotoGP.
In addition to this motor cycle model, Kyosho has offered some new spare parts and options for the Mini-z Moto Racer. Below you can find some images taken just recently at the Kysoho stand set up at the fair.
This is the image of the transparent fairing and of the fuel tank and the tail piece in white for future painting.
IT appears that this optional kit also comes with the pilot figure, also in white for future painting.
Swinging rear assembly set made of aluminium. This piece contains the cascade of gears that transmit the motor power to the rear wheel and is also responsible for the rear assebly suspension.
This is the inverted front fork. In addition to having a real-looking finish, it is much more robust and operates with greater precision than the original model. At the moment we are still not sure as to whether it operates with oil or friction grease.
We can see in this photo the front aluminium rims with a silver or black finish.
Given that they are made of aluminium, in addition to gaining more robustness and greater resistance to cracks, and fissures, they also provide greater sturdiness. In different scale motor bikes the front rim generally has an extra weight that helps to give the bike greater stability when it spins together with the rim.
Set of spare tires. At the moment we don´t now if Kyosho plans to launch tires of different hardness or compunds onto the market.
This is the steering arm used by the Mini-Z Motoracer. This part, located on the end of the arm of the servo, transfers the movement of the servo de the front fork, similar to the original model.
In this image you can see a pair of optional lateral crash bars for the motor cycle.
As you are well aware, this part is mounted on the two lateral sides of the fairing and their functin is to prevent the motor cycle from leaning execisvely. If the motor cycle leans too much the tip of these crash bars touches the ground and thus prevents the motorcylce from falling over. In the original part the cars bar had plastic ball in the tips. In this optional model the tip uses ball bearings instead.
This option could be very interesting for those who want to race this motor cycle on foam tracks such as the RCP Track.
In the Kyosho stand at the Shizuoka hobby show, Kyosho also presented its new line of car bodies. You can see the images below:
As a new feature, Kyosho presents us with this new paint design of the Ferrari Enzo, with a matt black finish. Also incorporated are some openings for air circulation in the rear section and a really outstanding spoiler. .
Another view of the car body.
Finally, we have this spectacular body of the Audi R8 LM V10 that Kyosho officially presented at the Hobby show.