Diecast Scale Motorcycle Models Review

For a while now, I have been curious about the quality of the various diecast motorcycle models offered by mass-market model makers on AliExpress, especially as many have great reviews and are really cheap, ranging from £8-12 (US$9.50-14.50). As we know, normally great reviews and cheap don’t go together!

I ended up buying 5 different models from 4 different manufacturers, these being the most popular on AliExpress and regarded as mass-market model makers. This gave me a good overview of each manufacturer’s build quality and level of detail in case I wanted to buy more models in the future.

I’m pleased to report, that all of the models have pretty good detail, are very well packaged, and offer good value. No one manufacturer stood out in the motorcycle models I brought.

The video review and photo galleries are at the end of this page.

All Motorcycle Models

Model Manufactures

Maisto

A Hong Kong based Chinese model maker that started life in 1967.
I’m guessing Maisto is now one of the largest car model makers in the world.

Link to history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maisto
Link to website: https://www.maisto.com/

Bburago

Italian company founded by 3 brothers in 1974. The company was acquired by Maisto in 2005 when Bburago went bankrupt. Production was moved from Italy to China shortly after.

Link to history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bburago
Link to website: http://www.bburago.com/

CCA

CCA has been manufacturing models in China since 1999. To be honest, I had never heard of CCA until I was looking around AliExpress for models.

According to their website, they have manufactured models for over 100 brands. The website is in Chinese language only, but it shows they have an extensive range of models.

Link to website: http://www.caipotoys.com/Index.aspx (Chinese)

Welly

Welly is a Hong Kong based company that has been making models in China since 1980.
They have hundreds of different model motorcycles, cars, trucks etc.

Link to website: https://www.wellydiecast.com/

I’m pleased to report, that all 5 of the models have pretty good detail, are very well packaged, and offer good value. No one manufacturer stood out in the motorcycle models I brought.

Purchase & Shipping

All models were brought from AliExpress. Shipping from China to the UK took around 10 days.
A little further down the page under each motorcycle, I have added a link to the exact model I ordered and reviewed.

The packaging for all the models I ordered was excellent, they all came in their own thick polystyrene box. As you can see by the photo below, the chances of the models getting damaged in transit are pretty small when packed this way.

Models Packing

Motorcycle Models

Scale Size Comparison

If you have ever wondered what the difference in model scale looks like as compared to a common object, in this case, a Coke can, wonder no more.


BMW R1250 GS – Maisto 1/18 Scale

Link to model: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DB2IsIj

Diecast Motorcycle Model


BMW R1250 GS – Maisto 1/12 Scale

Link to model: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DEJVe3z

Diecast Motorcycle Model


BMW R1250 GS – CCA 1/12 Scale

Link to model: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DEYqV0j

Diecast Motorcycle Model


KTM ADV 790 Rally – Bburagoo 1/18

Link to model: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DmjgpWB

Diecast Motorcycle Model


BMW S1000RR – Welly 1/12 Scale

Link to model: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DlCoMNv

Diecast Motorcycle Model


Photos

Review Video