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14 x 5.5 Power Steel - Limited Edition 200

14 x 5.5 Power Steel - Limited Edition 200

14 x 5.5 Power Steel - Limited Edition 200

14 x 5.5 Power Steel - Limited Edition 200

Overview

First spotted by long-time contributer Zack Cruz in February 2023, there's very little information available (so far) on this rare Taiwan produced Japan-only model. Zack saw it up for sale on eBay by a Japanese seller and, after a bit of sleuthing, found it on the archived Mapex Japan website. That's more than I was able to do despite a LOT of effort, so I'm currently seeing if Zack can provide a link. I'll also contact Shimano Lefty to see if he remembers anything about it.  

During my attempt to find any information about this model, I did manage to find one that had been sold on Yahoo Auctions Japan in 2020. You might need a VPN to access this depending on your location - I certainly did from the UK. There are some nice photos of it, but zero further details unfortunately. 

I'm fully aware that this isn't badged as a Black Panther but come on, look at it and tell me it doesn't belong here.

Obviously if anything more comes to light I'll update this listing. 

Main photos and similar from the 2020 Yahoo auction. It's now impossible to contact the seller, so if these are your photos, please do get in touch so I can credit you. Photos therefore currently being used for reference under fair use. 

Other photos used with permission from the eBay listing by NIPPON_YABAI (manganism.japan). ありがとうございます!

Specifications

  • Shell Size:
    14"x5.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Steel
  • Shell Finish:
    Chrome
  • Hardware Finish:
    Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    10
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Single Adjustment Strainer
  • Shell Size:
    14"x5.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Steel
  • Shell Finish:
    Chrome
  • Hardware Finish:
    Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    10
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Single Adjustment Strainer

Rarity (on release)

Rare
Rare
200 Produced