Every since NewRay announced the release of this 2016 Honda CBR1000RR in 1:12 scale by mid 2016, I went nuts! Why because I love sports bike in 1:12 and NewRay is a brand that does a phenomenal job for the value price. They are also the one who our Indian diecast model importers are interested in, so we don’t have to go that crazy import route. Finally after Googling for some time, I found a vendor in Amazon India and the he had only one in stock so I din’t gave a second thought and hit that “Buy Now” button. Even though I was out of the country at that time I was relieved that this model is mine and one item out of must buy list!
The Vendor I mentioned goes by a name “HobbyToys” and he had some impressive stats so I dint regret the decision! This Honda reached home really quick and my Dad has to collect on my behalf. I just asked him to do a inspection of the model by removing the main box and received that the model is ok. When I got back I was itching to do a proper unboxing and the day came in only today! So here we go.
This Honda CBR1000RR came in a nice postage package with some brand graphics. But all the graphics are hidden by the shipping address that they pasted on top of it, next time try placing those details in a different positions. Though the out package is nice and secured but the size leaves no space for any more protection like a bubble wrap, I was lucky but this may be an issue for some. Because of the simple packaging system the inner box just slides out with no effort.
NewRay as always did an awesome job in the package. The graphics are all nice but the graphics actually depicts older model, which is a bit concerning! The box is a window box, which few collectors like to display just like that! There is a small sticker that read “DIMO 367” which I guess is a vendor specific.
Unboxing is a straight forward affair… You slide the inner frame, being a sturdy frame this is not a issue! Then you have to unclip those zip ties, which is weird because they are new and also this makes them useless after snapping. The zip ties might be an annoyance but they actually saved time because the normal sting approach is time consuming! And I also found that repacking will became easy if you have some zip ties lying around.
The rear view mirrors for this 2016 Honda CBR1000RR comes separately (like most other 1:12 NewRay motorbike models) in the sealed panel on to the side. Cut the transparent panel and the rear view mirrors just pops out. Then insert them into the provided mounting points the its over! There is an issue with this mirror that I will get back later!
This Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in Tricolour looks promising! This model is substantially heavy and on par with most other 1:12 NewRay released in recent times! There are few details that concerns me on a quick look… first the screws that are used in bolting them together are huge somehow they look bigger than the olde NewRays. Second is the the rear wheel that looks puny in comparison to the front! You tell me is it only me or you to see it!
I was curious to know how heavy this model is so I put it on my trusty old Digital scale it showed a decent 130 grams, which is good for a budget model like this 1:12 Honda CBR. This Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is either heavy nor light so kudos to NewRay in the weight department.
This is not a review so I am not getting into details but I always gives you what my thoughts are! The Model is decent, the details like the headlights are super realistic! The screws as mentioned is a sort of announce as I like doing life like photos and they spoil them big time! The decals and paint job are top class just love it, this new guy already started grabbing eyes! Clear lens details can get better, not they look like aluminum!
Coming back to the rear view mirror issue that I mentioned earlier.. This is issue! I don’t see it here? Both the mirrors don’t have any sort of reflectors. This makes it look like accident damaged mirror! The case is same in the dash, the sticker that is supposed to be here is missing. This is my fourth NewRay that had this very same issue.
Overall this Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is not upsetting piece rather a good looking Honda that deserves bit more looking into! The Screw issue can easily be fixed with some blackened replacement screws and I am planning on doing them soon! Sorry if the pics are not uptown the mark because I used my Sony RX100 instead of Nikon DSLR just to try out options, do let us know your view on the pics and off course the Diecast Model 2016 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade! Till next time Ciao.