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Ducati Wins at MOTO GP 2005 Japan Grand Prix!
Italian rider Loris Capirossi took victory for Ducati, and his first personal win this season, at the Japan Grand Prix held in Motegi on September 18th. After capturing the pole position on the first day, Capirossi swept to victory on the second day, as well as laying down a new Motegi track record on his third lap. Pictures at left: Capirossi and the Ducati pit crew examine Tamiya's 1/12 scale Ducati Desmosedici.


1/12 Motorcycle Series No.101




Overall length: 173mm
(image shows fully assembled and painted model)


Italian Quality and Style
Desmosedici is a compound word made from the Italian for sixteen, "sedici" and the name of Ducati's trademark desmodromic valve design. The DOHC 16 V4 engine is composed of two 90 degree L twin components held together in a tubular steel truss-frame, with swing arm and rear shock pivots directly attached to engine in a truly original fashion. The sleek and powerful bike was piloted in its debut 2003 MotoGP season by L. Capirossi, former 125 and 250cc class title holder, and World Superbike Champion T. Bayliss. The GP4 really showed its stuff during its 2003 debut season, taking 3rd place at Suzuka and winning 1st at Catalunya. Maintaining the same basic structure in 2004, Ducati brushed up everything from the engine to the body to make an even higher performance superbike. While the Desmosedici GP4 had a difficult first half of the season, it began to show results towards the end, with L. Capirossi winning 3rd place in round 15. T. Bayliss also took 3rd in the final round, ending Ducati's season on a high-note, and promising further excitement still to come!





Build either Capirossi or Bayliss's bike
High quality Cartograf decals for Capirossi's No.65 bike and Bayliss's No.12 bike are included. Separate parts allow accurate depiction of each rider's custom seat, further enhancing realism.




Example of model fully painted and marked

About the Model
Detailed 1/12 assembly model kit of the 2004 Ducati Desmosedici
Model accurately depicts trademark Ducati style, such as truss-frame and V4 engine with rear suspension swing arm directly attached to crank case.
Accelerator, clutch and brake wiring masterfully depicted with plastic tubing.
Synthetic rubber tires look and feel like authentic racing slick tires
Side and seat cowling can be removed after assembly allowing full display of engine
Due to sponsor's request, white marking decals are not included with this kit.



High Quality Detail-up Parts for Ducati Bike
1/12 Ducati Desmosedici Front Fork Set
ITEM 12605
Set includes aluminum front forks with gold finished inner pipe, reservoir tank and yellow rear coil spring High quality metal parts accurately depict actual bike's components, enabling modelers to achieve an ultra-realistic look for their Ducati



Authentic-looking Ducati Racing Stand
1/12 Ducati Desmosedici Photo-Etched Stand
ITEM 12606
High-quality molded and photo-etched parts for depicting the Ducati Desmosedici's racing stand All parts are fully finished, no painting required A bonus decal sheet to depict the 2005 Ducati works bike is also included *Use Tamiya Craft Tools for working with Photo-etched parts!




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