LEGO’s officially licensed motorcycle range is about to get bigger!
Yes, following the fantastic recent 41207 Ducati Panigale V4 R and 42130 BMW M 1000 RR Technic sets, LEGO are bringing not just a new superbike but a new manufacturer to the line-up. This is the brand new 42159 Yamaha MT-10 SP.
Constructed from almost 1,500 pieces, the new 42159 set recreates Yamaha’s flagship 1000cc 4-cylinder superbike in Technic form, and brings with it a whole host of new pieces too.
Working suspension front and rear (the front using the lovely gold shock-tubes seen on the 42107 Ducati), a 4-cylinder engine with (gold) chain drive, functioning steering, bright blue wheels (the design of which debuted on the 42130 BMW M 1000 RR) and a three-speed gearbox all feature, with the latter of these likely be of the most interest to Technic builders.
That’s because the Yamaha’s gearbox debuts a slew of all-new transmission components, including shift drum, shift fork, gear shift ring and ratchet drum parts.
These new pieces are rather brightly coloured when compared to the grey components of old, but we suspect that won’t matter too much to those eager to deploy them in their own builds.
An augmented reality app, physical and digital building instructions, a display stand, and the prerequisite black box with ’18+’ printed on it ensure that the new LEGO Technic 42159 Yamaha MT-10 SP is a set pitched squarely at adults, as does the £200 price of admission when it reaches stores in August 2023.
Expect those new transmission components to be changing hands for similarly hefty prices very soon after…