After several articles devoted to road bikes or racing, This time we're back speaking of offroad extreme, because the protagonist is the Queen of this kind of races, i.e. the Paris-Dakar. The model under consideration is the Honda NXR 750, African Marathon winner 1986 with Frenchman Cyril Neveu. The bike, a liquid-cooled twin-cylinder, specially made for this type of racing from the HRC, the Racing Division of the House of the rising sun, developed more than 70 HP liquid-cooled and was the first motorcycle to win the tough African competition. The scale model 1:12 is made by Tamiya Japanese.
We start the installation after studying the various pieces that make up the Kit. As always the quality is high, with printed well finished and free from processing burrs, and with metal parts, as the rear shock absorber spring and the protective Grill of the etched plate headlights. Following the directions on the painting of various engine parts, We begin the Assembly with the inclusion of the various cables and hoses supplied. The frame, in two pieces, welcomes the engine block to which are added the potholes and the latest accessories that complement.
Useful directions to cut perfectly tailored various pipes made of two different diameters to differentiate that way cables from handgrip. At this point let the chassis Assembly starting from the swingarm. The chain is made in one piece and also includes the Crown. As for the wheels, you have to make sure that the two halves of the circles are securely glued and the glue has dried before mounting the tyre, in order to prevent the rim to unfold. The rear shock, Despite being fixed, consists of several pieces which make it very true to the original. Starting the Assembly of superstructures must arrange for coloring of some details.
Even for Honda NXR 750, reproduced in scale 1.12 from Tamiya, the quality of the various components is high. The prints are in fact well turned out. Several metal details, including the rear shock absorber spring.
Since the Golden band of the Division is accomplished by simply color the decal blue zone extending it a few millimetres beyond the decal for the latter to overcome the colour and then give a line of perfect Union. A Council: make sure that the color is completely dry before placing the extra tank decal with the pigtail is the first piece of bodywork to fit. We then move on to the mounting of radiators with the support frame and is completed by the inclusion of various sleeves.
The tank split in half is the other component of car body which tackles before moving on to the fork mounting, with its front wheel seat and door plates side number complete the mounting of the rear area. Inside the fairing place, placed in a special support frame, the headlight headlamp and the digital dashboard with compass. The road-book is placed on the handlebar and should be completed with the printed instructions faithfully reproducing some notes of course. Mounting the fairing is the final step to complete our model. The protective Polish for decals (making them uniform with painted areas) is the final touch for this Honda NXR 750 reminiscent of the wide expanses of sand, the dunes and the charm of the great African raid.