I got a new bike! ? ….

So I bought a new bike. Well sort of 🙂

The Lego Ducati Panagale V4R

So here’s the build report.

But first – a mystery. Why does the box contain two katanas? Is there some secret hidden scabbard in a Ducati? Is this a special Samurai edition?

Hmm the mystery katanas.

So the build all went pretty well. A couple of mistakes meant I had to backtrack a couple of times. I also found that sometimes the grey colour was a little imperceptible from the black that I got a couple of the cogs mixed up. This made building the gearbox seem like it stuffed up. But a rethink and I had it worked out.

The engine installed
Start of a swing arm.
Right way up forks…. I guess its just what LEGO had on the shelf.
Almost there.
Done… except for stickers. Looks just like the real thing 🙂

Some thoughts on the model overall.

  • The tyres are somewhat undersized, or perhaps its overly broad in the waist.
  • The front forks are NOT upside down forks. But that might be a little driven by LEGO reusing parts, though I don’t really see that they couldn’t have been mounted the other way.
  • The front forks do seem a bit spindly as well.

And so what are the katana for? Well it turns out they form part of the windscreen. There is a piece of clear plastic that is threaded through the katana’s to hold it in place. An interesting way of doing things.

The windscreen fits over the katana.

Author: Mabaho

I'm a married dad who likes to ride my motorbike and if I ever find the time, to play computer games. This blog started out as just WoW, but has moved onto a whole lot of different things.

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