This is the first model in an "Ultra-Realistic Paper Crafts" series started in December 2006. It is to a larger scale than the motorcycles of the "Realistic Paper Crafts" series (1:5.5 instead of approximately 1:7), and contains over twice as many parts as those models.
The model was released in five instalments:
|1||A. Engine||11||147||15 December 2006||28 December 2006|
|B. Side Covers||2||20|
|2||C. Frame||9||75||26 January 2007||9 February 2007|
|D. Rear Arm||4||36|
|3||E. Steering||5||74||23 February 2007||9 March 2007|
|G. Fuel Tank||3||11|
|4||H. Exhaust Pipes||4||53||16 March 2007||30 March 2007|
|J. Left Step||1||15|
|K. Right Step||1||21*|
|5||L. Taillight||2||14||13 April 2007||27 April 2007|
|M. Front Tire||4||23|
|N. Rear Tire||4||19|
* This is the number of parts I can find on the model sheets and assembly instructions, but the last page of the assembly instructions says "22 parts in total". The parts in this volume sum to 97, but the assembly instructions say 98.
The grand total of parts is 540, on 52 pages. This is well past the originally quoted 450 parts (though maybe that was a typo).
The model files are identical on the Japanese and English sites, but the assembly instructions are translated.
I have built the model 39% of the original size, so that it comes out the same scale as all my other Yamaha motorcycle models, i.e. 1:14.
Finally a guide to the size of the model. The coins are a US cent and a Euro, and the chequered cube is 5cm tall.