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Cheap Motorcycle Project/Model

Usually, the bikes I post have an ending price in the four digit range. I know, I know. $1K is chump change to the readers of this blog. I insult you by even implying that something cheap(er) would be good. But maybe I am just thinking of myself, trying to get by in this recessionary world, but still wanting to have fun with motorcycles.

Be that as it may, I found this really nice project bike on eBay. It’s a Yamaha RD250LC in 1/15th scale, and it should take you a lot less time to complete than a 1/1 scale motorcycle project. The seller has good feedback, so it looks like it should be a safe transaction…


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A Cafe Racer Project For REALLY Cheap…

I know that this isn’t quite what you were expecting, but for those of us with small budgets, this is just about right…

I did a lot of research on the web to try and find a real picture of a Yamaha GR50, but only found one pseudo-picture, and it was a pretty crap YouTube video. It also didn’t quite match this bike. Every other picture is from one of about three different 1/12th models that you can buy of this bike. It appears to be a smallish bike that isn’t quite mini sized / monkey bike, but isn’t full-sized either. This would appear to be one of the few motorcycles in existence that doesn’t have a million pictures of it floating around on the web. So if a full-sized cafe creation is outside of your budget like it is for me, then you can try your hand at creating a 1/12th version of a 2/3rds sized semi-cafe-racer. 🙂


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