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Maisto, Motorcycles

by Peter
Categories: Diecast models, Maisto, Motorbikes, Triumph, Yamaha
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Today we have something a bit different, a few years back I probably had 30 of these Maisto 1:18 scale motorbikes and now down to just three.

The one’s I now have are the one’s I liked the most, although I may add to them again at some point.

The first is a classic Triumph Bonneville or T120, descended directly from the Tiger 110. Twin Carburettor.

The second one is a much later Triumph Thunderbird 900, based on the 1995 model.

The next one is a Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic, looks like a Harley and better than the older Yamaha V-max, a fantastic looking bike.

These are now out of production and hard to find any real solid information on the models so will leave you with some real Motorcycle history and pictures.

Triumph speed twins

The Triumph Speed Twin designed by Edward Turner before the war was produced in large numbers after the war. Efforts to settle the lend-lease debts caused nearly 70% of Triumphs post war production to be shipped to the United States. Post War, the Speed Twin and Triumph Tiger 100 were available with a sprung rear hub, Triumph’s first attempt at a rear suspension.

For more on Triumph Engineering Co Ltd Click Here

The Thunderbird 900

For more on Triumph Motorcycles Ltd Click Here

Yamaha V Star 1100

The Yamaha XVS 1100 DragStar, sold as the V-Star 1100 in North America, is a motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation. It comes in two versions, the XVS1100 Custom and the XVS1100A Classic, the former a more modern style, and the latter a more classic style, with rounder edges and is 13 kg (29 lb) heavier.

For more on the Yamaha V Star Click here or Here