Kit Details
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Tamiya 1/12 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird '96 - Overview

Kit Contents (#14070)
A:Gun Metal:8, B:Black:32, C:Grey:29, D:Chrome:11, E:Clear:7

11 screws, screwdriver, rear shock spring, black thick & thin vinyl tubing, 2 rubber like tires, screen and decals

Total of 106 parts

Colour Schemes
One of  three 1996 paint schemes
Mute Black Metallic:

X-1:10 + X-11:1
Titanium Metallic:

MS-5 or X:10:10 + X-12:1
Candy Muthos Magenta:

X-7:10 + X-11:1
Lacquer: MS-5
Gloss Acrylic: X-1, 8, 11, 12, 23, 24, 26, 27
Flat Acrylic: XF-1, 2, 16, 63
Release History
1997/11/?? - 2200
All in all, a very nice kit. There are a few little quirks that I encountered during construction that you should watch for during construction:
  • Front Cowling - when installing the mesh in the nose, be aware that the top of the mesh is very close to the headlight reflector and you'll probably need to trim it so it won't interfere with the headlight reflector.
  • Carbs - I mixed up parts C12 and C13 and as a result the taller carbs are on the outside of the fuel bar rather than in the middle. Not really a problem since the fuel tank covers the mistake and they don't interfer with the fuel tank. Usually Tamiya has keys to prevent this kind of thing.
  • Rear Turn Signal Housings - when I cemented these to the taillight assembly, I got them angled up a bit. To avoid this, install the housings with the bike on it's wheels so you can tell if they are level.
  • Seat - does not sit on the cowling very positively. There is too much play and you'll have to glue this in place in order for it to stay aligned with the cowling. I usually leave the seats unfastened, so you can see some of the frame.
  • Under Cowls - I cannot add the left under cowl as the end of the radiator interfers with the cowl. Everything looks fine, so I'm not sure what I did wrong. Once you install the radiator, test fit the front cowling and under cowls before the cement on the radiator dries.
  • Wheels - when noting the tire tread/wheel go by the profile in the appropriate step. The Markings and side views on the box sides show the wheels backwards. I noticed this once installing the front wheel.

Completed June 2000


1:1 Specifications

Engine Liquid-cooled 16-valve DOHC inline-four cylinder
Displacement 1,137cc
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive O-Ring sealed chain
Bore & Stroke 79mm x 58mm
Compression Ratio 11:1
Carburetion Four 42mm slanted flat-slide CV-type
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 exhaust system features a large-capacity with two stainless steel canister-style mufflers
Suspension Front: 43mm H.M.A.S. cartridge fork, 109.2mm of travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability, 119.4mm of travel
Brakes Linked Braking System
Front: 310mm dual hydraulic disc with three piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear: 256mm single hydraulic disc with three piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Tires Front: 120/70ZR17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR17 radial
Wheelbase 1491.0mm
Seat Height 810.3mm
Dry Weight 223.0kg
Fuel Capacity 23.8 litres

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Last revised on: March 2, 2004
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