12 Best Motorcycle Model Kits in 2020 (My Personal Picks)

Best motorcycle model kits

In this post, I compiled a list of some of the best motorcycle model kits that have been released through the years. Hope you find something you like!


1. Tamiya Kawasaki Ninja H2R

  • Scale: 1/12
  • Estimated Length: 6.7 inches, Estimated Height: 3.8 inches
  • Challenging build with many pieces, not for beginners 
  • Incredible amount of detail


2. Tamiya 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

Tamiya 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
  • Scale: 1/12 
  • Good choice for experienced modelers who are proficient at details 
  • Requires lots of various paints 
  • Straightforward and detailed instructions that are easy follow


3. Revell Monogram RM Kustom Custom Chopper Set

  • Scale: 1/12
  • Good choice for intermediate skill-level modelers 
  • This model kit comes with many options. You can choose from 3 different seats, 3 sets of rims, 2 fork designs, and 2 handlebar designs


4. MPC Honda Trail 70 Model Motorcycle Kit

MPC Honda Trail 70 Model Motorcycle Kit
  • Scale: 1/8, waterslide decals included 
  • Many tiny parts
  • Very time consuming build, but fun for those who love a challenge


5. Revell US Police Motorbike

Revell US Police Motorbike
  • Scale: 1/8
  • When completed, this is a beautiful model. That being said, some customers say this kit has poor fit and molding


6. Tamiya Honda CBR 1100XX Super Blackbird Plastic Model Kit

Tamiya Honda CBR 1100XX Super Blackbird
  • Tamiya 1/12
  • Well detailed kit, accurate representation of the real-life version of this motorcycle


7. Italeri Harley Davidson WLA 750 WWII Military Motorcycle

Italeri Harley Davidson WLA 750 WWII Military Motorcycle
  • Scale: 1/9 
  • Straightforward instructions that an experienced modeler should have no trouble with (but not recommended for beginners) 
  • Great molding, no flash
  • Some customers experienced difficulties with the exhaust system’s fit
  • Comes with a Thompson submachine gun (infamous weapon used by crime syndicates during the Prohibition era)


8. Aoshima Kawasaki 900 Z1 Super4 - Motorcycle Plastic Model Kit

Aoshima Kawasaki 900 Z1 Super4
  • Scale: 1/12 
  • Good casting, minimal flash


9. Revell Tom Daniel Grim Reaper Motorcycle Scale Model Kit

Revell Tom Daniel Grim Reaper Motorcycle Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/8 
  • Beautiful looking bike, especially with the clutch cable and plug wires


10. MPC 835 Thunder Chopper Motorcycle Model Kit

MPC 835 Thunder Chopper Motorcycle Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/8
  • It’s worth noting that the instructions in this kit can be a bit confusing, so this is not a recommended choice for beginners


11. Italeri 7402 Triumph Motorcycle Model Kit

Italeri 7402 Triumph Motorcycle Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/9
  • Experienced modelers can turn this into an incredibly good looking model 


12. Tamiya Honda CB750F - Custom Tuned

Tamiya Honda CB750F - Custom Tuned
  • Scale: 1/12
  • Typical high quality Tamiya kit 
  • Good choice for modelers with intermediate experience 
  • If you do a decent painting job, several customers said this model can accurately represent the life-like version of the Honda CB750

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