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Aoshima 1/12 Yamaha V-Max '90 - Overview

Kit Contents (#24935)
Boxart
Sprues
A1:Black:9, A2:Black:18, A3:Black:2, B:Satin Chrome:39, C:Black:3, D:Black:4, E:Chrome:27, F:Black:23, G:Clear:6
Miscellaneous

2 tires, 3 screws, 2 rear shock springs, thin black vinyl tubing and decals

Total of 140 pieces

Colour Schemes
1990
The one sheet includes markings for both domestic and export versions
Paints
Aqueous Hobby Colour
H2, 8, 12, 13, 90, 92

Mr. Color
H2, 8, 33, 3+30, 47, 48

Release History
2000/02 - 2400
This is a very nice looking kit. Like their Honda Steed 600, this is as the next best thing to Tamiya that I've seen. Right down to the excellent tires.

This kit is the 'Export Version' which was meant for the non-Japanese market. So I assume its intended for the North American markets.

In addition to this 'Export Version', there is also a '90 'Domestic Version' which is kit #24942. The only difference between the two kits is that the domestic kit (24942) has chromed exhaust pipes and the tank and fenders are moulded in silver rather than black.

And there are also two '86 Export kits, #25659 (Purple) and #26137 (Red). These kits have the same sprues as the '90 kits with the addition of a sprue which holds the new front wheel, front brake discs and calipers and body parts moulded in the respective colours.

Unfortunately this kit suffers from some sink marks.

Visible sink marks:

  • Top of foot pegs B24
  • Top of brake fluid reservoirs B26 & B27
  • Mirror faces E1 & E2

Less visible sink marks:

  • Rear of frame A1 & A2
  • Sides of valve covers F5
  • Top of engine case F10

Tthe V-Max parst require more time to clean up (mould lines, etc.) than I'm used to. Also, some gates on the bright and satin chrome sprues could have been located better away from highly visible areas.

Sink marks and gate locations aside, the kit falls together like a Tamiya kit. The fit of the parts is excellent. Even the complex exhaust system went together flawlessly. If Aoshima takes the time to address the sink mark and gate location problems in their kits, they'd easily have kits on par with Tamiya.

Completed: December 24, 2000

Given to my brother-in-law as a birthday gift.



1:1 References
Engine 1198cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, 70 V-4
Displacement 998cc. 150hp@10,000rpm
Transmission 5-Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Bore & Stroke 76 X 66mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Carburetion Four 35mm Mikuni w/V-Boost 
Ignition
Exhaust Dual two to one
Suspension Front: 43mm telescopic fork , 5.5" of travel
Rear: twin shocks, 3.1" of  travel
Brakes Front: dual 298mm drilled discs
Rear: 282mm drilled disc 
Tires Front: 110/90-V18
Rear: 150/90-V15
Dimensions 90.6" x 31.3" x 45.7"
Wheelbase 62.5"
Seat Height 30.1"
Ground Clearance 5.7"
Dry Weight 581lbs
Fuel Capacity 4.0 US gallons
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Last revised on: March 2, 2004
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