I’m very proud to show and talk such a kit and bike for my first kit review on the blog. And with another Italian new comer in the game, Brach Model. This company is specialized in 1/35 armored vehicles decided to make 1/12 motorcycle kits! And with all the new technology available now, and Brach’s knowledge, the quality and accuracy would give master pieces. For first model, Brach Model choose the 1976 GP125 World Champion bike, the Morbidelli 125. I think I’m right, we have here the very first GP125 kit of all times.
As soon as I knew this bike would be produced I’ve placed an order 😉
This Morbidelli 125 was World Champion with Pier Paolo Bianchi in 1976.
This bike is a 2 stroke parallel twin cylinder with rotary disc system.
A question was in my mind before to discover this kit, about the exhaust. As at the time, the racers didn’t use silencers, how would be the Brach Model one? Fulfilled rod to drill or real tube for the exhausts ends? Well, check the pictures below, I haven’t been disappointed at all, well done Brach Models ^^
I won’t show you all the bags with every single screw for this bike, but there are a lot of bags like the one below, this Brach Model kit, is more than Tamiya for instance, it’s a premium quality kit not for beginners, I just say it to warn some unskilled modelers who would like to buy this jewel.
Honnestly, I’m very glad to get this kit and the fact that another skilled and well tooled maker comes into the 1/12 motorcycle business, specially with some vintage racers like the Morbidelli. All parts masters have been handcrafted or made with lathe or milling machine by Luciano Brach Zanino’s huge skills.