Tamiya Honda CX500 Turbo

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14016 HONDA CX500 TURBO KIT DESCRIPTION The 1980 IFMA trade show in Cologne, Germany saw the debut of the Honda CX500, the world’s first turbocharged production motorcycle. The liquid-cooled V-twin engine was fitted with a turbo unit which was developed together with IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries). In conjunction with Honda’s computerized fuel injection system, the 500cc engine produced an impressive 82hp. Other technical advances included a cowling which was designed through extensive wind tunnel testing, Honda’s unique Pro-Link rear suspension, and a 4-step adjustable anti nosedive front suspension. With its progressive design and excellent power, the CX500 was one of the most significant motorcycles ever produced. 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 features a 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.