The underlying ideal for Yamaha Motor's motorcycle development is achieving rider-machine unity in which the machine responds just the way the rider expects it to. Is it possible to recreate in papercraft the world of racing in its entirety instead of just a machine, where the ultimate unity between the rider and the machine is achieved? We offer you a model kit that embodies the idea of Mr. Mukouyama, a papercraft designer who has been in charge of producing papercraft models offered at the Yamaha Motor website.
The general world of racing is created in papercraft on an unprecedented scale as our own "Motorsports World," with the YZR-M1 (2013 model) at the center, representing the powerful excitement of racing and the ambience of a racing circuit as its stage.
The motif used is a top MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi's legendary run at Laguna Seca in 2008. We chose the scene as an homage to Rossi, who represents the appeal of racing at its height.
So how about recreating the world of racing yourself?
We present you with a large-scale challenge.
Parts numbers 23 and 30 on “Steering/ Brake Caliper,” page 5 of the Parts Sheet A Block YZR-M1, were lacking necessary glue tabs. We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion this may have caused.
The PDF data for the Parts Sheet have been updated accordingly. Click here for more details on the updates.
You can download the parts data of the papercraft model in 4 blocks as A4-size PDF files.
Assembly instructions for parts data are provided. There are seperate instructions for A, B, and C blocks.
Assembly Instructions A Block YZR-M1 : updated in May 2014
PDF data first published in December 2013
We have provided supplementary instructions below for parts of the assembly manual that may be unclear using photographed images of the parts in their completed form. We hope the supplementary instructions help you with the assembly process.
April 21, 2014 A Block: Frame About part number 31 (508KB)
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