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  1. An introduction to a double build of the Tamiya VFR 750 RC30. I'm intending to build 2 race bikes from the early 90's The first is an RC30 from the first ever year of WSBK in 1990, the violet and black Team Rumi bike. The other build is the 1993 Castrol Honda Britain ridden by Nick Jefferies winning the TT F1 race in that year. Both very different bikes requiring much alterations to the Tamiya kit, but I will start with the Team Rumi bike. The Honda VFR750 was a pure racing motorcycle for the road and to my eyes one of THE best looking bikes to ever come out of Japan. Yes It did have flaws, but the brief ride I had on an endurance RC30 in the 90's left me speechless! Although a 750cc it was small enough and light enough to feel like a 250cc when riding and I did always yearn for my own RC30. Build1: Team Rumi The guiding figure of the team an Italian entrepreneur Oscar Rumi realising the then newly homoligated Honda RC30 the perfect choice for an attack on the new world race series of World Superbike, taking over from the old F1 series. Always beautifully turned out the team would take the first ever championship with backing from Honda and factory engines allowing US rider Fred Merkel to win the championship. However, as usual I intend to model the No2 rider for team Rumi, the Italian Superbike champion Baldassarre Monti Tragically killed in a road traffic accident in 2008 he was an exciting rider and always a fast starter. This one is for Sarre'
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