|Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R+ Motorcycle
This model is inspired by a bike owned by George Beavers. In the summer of 2007 this motorcycle was ridden by Doug Teague to
202 mph at an abandoned airfield in Maxton, North Carolina. The bike was displayed at the 2008 Motorcycle Supershow Event
and written up in the International Motorcycle magazine handed out at the show. I really liked the colour scheme of the bike and
the story behind it. Luckily, Tamiya had produced a ZX-12R that, with a few modifications, could be built as a replica of the real
The two big challenges of this project were the photoetch chain set (great result, but very time-consuming) and the rear storage
rack (exercise in three dimensional sculpture).
Base Kit(s): Tamiya Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (kit number 14084)
Completed: December 2009
- Scratchbuilt bike stand from aluminum and styrene rod
- Hobby Design photoetch chain set
- Hobby Design photoetch set (foot guards, some nuts and bolts)
- Thinned down brake rotors and drilled out ventilation holes.
- Scratchbuilt MUZZY muffler from golf club shaft, squeezed in a vise to give it an oval shape
- ProTech braided brake lines
- Custom make laser printed decals for all markings
- Scratchbuilt rear storage rack from aluminum wire and styrene rod
- Paint is Tamiya Aluminum for the bodywork, clearcoated and polished, Tamiya Italian Red for the wheels, Tamiya gun metal for
the frame and various Tamiya acrylics and Alclad lacquers for the remainder.
Supershow Model Contest, Toronto, Jan 2010 - 1st place Street Motorcycle, Best of Show
HeritageCon IV, Hamilton, ON, Feb 2010 - 3rd place Motorcycle
Torcan 2010, Toronto, ON, May 2010 - 2nd place Motorcycle
Megacity Madness, Toronto, Sept 2010 - 1st place Motorcycle
Ajax XXX, Ajax, ON, Oct 2010 - 1st place Street Motorcycle
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