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!