Yamaha paper motorcycle models

Yamaha paper MotoGP racerWant your own 50th anniversary edition of the Yamaha MotoGP bike? Yamaha will give you one, sort of, at the Yamaha papercraft site. You can download a paper foldup model and build it yourself. Want a V-Max or an R1? You can have one. These look very cool. You might figure those folks from the land of origami might come up with something like this. You need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to open the files. They come in either white or color versions and there are many pages of parts to download and fold. Complete assembly instructions are available as well, obviously, because this isn't your average wrench and screwdriver project. I am definitely going to get one of these.

It seems these have been around for a while but they're new to me.

Link: Yamaha papercraft site


  1. William Jestat says

    I want to buy a GMC PAD, so I can drive around Mexico in it.

    I want to live in one of those things!

    Where can I see the inside?

    How muc does it cost?

    Where can I buy one?

    Thanks! I live in Silverlake, Los Angeles.

  2. Terry Galbreath says

    I’ve been into paper models for awhile now. While there are many “kits” and pay sites, there are a quite a few free sites, including the Yamaha site. Right now I’ve got about 1100 models that I’ve gotten online. There is a model of about anything out there – planes, bikes, cars – one is a complete raceway setup with the car, semi-hauler, pit tents and setups and even tool in the toolchests!! They go form single page to incredibly complex. The good thing about paper models is that if you screw up a piece, you can just print another. You usually print this stuff on 110lb cardstock, and the only tools you need are a pair of scissors and some Elmer’s ( may one or two other things, but it’s really easy to get wonderful results. I tried to figure out how to post one of mine – a Yamaha TMX, but didn’t. Anyone that wants to contact me, I’ll set you on the right course, and if you want some pics for this site (with some models sites0, let me know!

    Cheers – Terry (Scooter Coot)