Cardboard Yamaha R1 Model is so Awesome It Hurts

06/05/2012 @ 3:28 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

For some time now, Yamaha Japan has had some fun downloadable paper craft sheets that make a variety of paper art motorcycles (if you haven’t made a paper YZR-M1 yet, you are really not living life). Taking that thought a step further, Jack Chen from Australia has made a scale 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 out of cardboard.

Roughly 60% the size of the genuine road-going version, Chen used Yamaha’s sheets as the basis for his masterpiece, and then super-sized the proportions. Skill, patience, and scissor control…you sir are a cardboard motorcycle Jedi, and we salute you. Photos after the jump.

Source: Behance via Visordown

  • Oh. My. God. That’s BRILLIANT!

  • MikeD

    WAAAAaaaa….? Not the Crossplane Generation ? ! Baaah, nothing to see here…

    Sillyness aside….the guy is the MAN…he’s got some bad ass skills with something so Meh as cardboard that many of us see as nothing but trash.

    Keep it up dude, any plans on making another make or model…? That thing looks so c00l.

  • Tom

    Article written by Right Said Fred.

  • Wow that dude has alot of time on his hands.. Cool bike imaging what kind of b-day card he’s capable of coming up with???!?!?!

  • cds

    And it would just take a pair of scissors to fix that unfortunate license & undertail area!