Monday, September 14, 2009

My 1:18 scale Valentino Rossi MotoGP Collection

Finally I had the chance to take pictures of my 1:18scale MotoGP bikes by the best rider that ever lived, namely Valentino Rossi. The eight time world champion is seeking another world championship this year and is presently leading the score sheets.
photo courtesy of www.nndb.com


These 2 Honda NSR500 Team Nastro Azzurro Honda year 2000( made by Saico)

2002 with Team Honda HRC riding a Honda RC211V (made by Maisto)

the special edition MotoGP Valencia bike Honda RC211V

2004 with team Yamaha with Go!!! sponsor YZR-M1 made by Newray

and with a YZR-M1 made by Maisto

In 2006 Yamaha had a new major sponsor which was Camel Cigarettes which wasn't shown in the diecast bikes since cigarette sponsorships where not allowed.

The Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Camel made by Maisto

In 2007 Yamaha tied up with the Italian car manufacturer Fiat. and bikes are at the 800cc limit.
The 2007 Yamaha YZR-M1 800cc made by Maisto.

And finally, I just got my 2008 world championship bike by Valentino Rossi made by Maisto.

I am still looking for the Yamaha Laguna Seca test bikes in 1:18 scale by Guiloy, I think there are about 2 version and the flat black test bike, let me know if you've seen one, thank you!

13 comments:

Jovet's Garage said...

I may not be a bike fan but looking at these bikes makes me wanna ride one....I feel the need for speed!

Thanks for sharing Mike! =)

Fleetmaster said...

Nice collection !! COngratulations !

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Jovet, I miss riding bikes although i just borrow my uncle bikes before, thanks for appreciating! :-)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks also fleetmaster! :-)

Biggie / Mercedes Diecasts and Toys said...

These are all very nice collectibles Mike. I noticed in the last two years that there are some truly nice models coming even from manufacturers like Maisto and New Ray etc... you agree right :) I like them a lot. 1/18 & 1/12 motorbikes and Vespa motorcycles... they are the best, hehe.

Keep em' coming my friend :)))

takumiskyline meets the GT-R said...

Bikes are my first love.

I'm happy to see such a great collection of my favorite rider.

great site sir mike!

danielh said...

Nice Valentino Rossi collection!!!
Hope that you will find the others models you don't have here sooner.
Like those pictures JDMIkes, and keep them coming!!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you Biggie, Bert and Daniel for appreciating! :-)

118diecast said...

I didn't know that you also collect 1:18 Rossi MotoGP. Did you paint the chains on of the bikes posted? Cool pics Mike!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Gene! I have other 1:18 bikes too, will post them soon. About the chains, nope I didn't paint them, they are originals.

BRIAN VESPA of Diecast Japan! said...

cool rides! I've been in love with motorcycles for 5 years now and nothing beats the feeling or riding out of town with friends.

Nice!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Bri!

theres nothing better than the wind flowing in your face, its like freedom whenever I am on a bike. :-)

bikesbikesbikes said...

nice one bro... congrats on the collects..