Kyosho KFade & Peak Racing tees

Kyosho KFade & Peak Racing tees

Kyosho America have released this new line of t-shirts to help you show your loyalty to the Japanese brand. The new KFade tee comes in 3 colours, red, black and white and sports the Kyosho logo on the front with the title World Champions over a fading Kyosho K logo while on the lower back the K logo is placed large on the right side. There is also a new black tee from the Peak Racing brand which follows a similar front design with the main logo repeated on the back just below the neck. Available in a large range of sizes.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Kyosho MP9 & RB6 option parts

New Kyosho MP9 & RB6 option parts

Yesterday we brought you preview images of forthcoming option parts for Kyosho’s MP9 line of buggies and today Kyosho America have more definite information available. First up are new hard front suspension arms to compliment the hard rear arms that are optional on the MP9. The arms feature a stronger material that is especially useful when running in hotter temperatures or climates. These conditions tend to make standard molded parts a little flexible, and these arms are specifically designed to avoid too much flex in high heat. They are not recommended for running in temperatures below 20°C or 70°F.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yuichi Kanai tests harder MP9 parts

Yuichi Kanai tests harder MP9 parts

Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai is currently testing some updated parts for the MP9 buggy platform on the form of harder compound front lower A-arms and a stiffer servo saver spring. The A-arms are meant to improve the stability of the car, meaning it tracks better while offering a more neutral feeling at the same time. The updated servo saver spring will also add to the feel of the car by offering improved precision on high-bite surfaces. Yuichi states that using the reinforced spring requires the use of a high-quality steering servo with ultra-robust gears. It is understood that the spring, once it hits the market, will come with a hex-type adjustment nut for easier spring pre-load adjustment. We have no information yet about a release date of the parts yet but we keep you up to date.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

RudeBits ZX6 carbon fibre & brass option parts

Rudebits ZX6 carbon fibre & brass option parts

UK carbon fibre and brass specialists RudeBits introduce new option parts for the Kyosho ZX6 4WD buggy. First up is a carbon fibre chassis separator and stiffener. The part adds rigidity to the chassis when running on high bite surfaces and it is also available as a brass part to add 32g of weight when conditions call for it. Also new are carbon fibre saddle pack and shorty battery straps that are made to replace the stock composite parts. All parts are available now.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

STRC Kyosho 1/10th off-road weight reduction kits

STRC Kyosho 1/10th off-road weight reduction kits

Following the weight reduction kits for Team Associated B5 and TLR 22 vehicles, ST Racing Concepts now also have nuts & bolts kits for several Kyosho 1/10th scale off-road buggies and trucks available. The kits include titanium screws that are coming in at about half the weight of their steel counter parts while the supplied aluminium lock-nuts are less than half the weight of the steel ones, virtually cutting the weight of the vehicle’s hardware in half. The hardware kits are available for the RB6, RT6, SC6, SC-R and ZX-6 with the 2WD packs including screws for both mod and rear motor configuration.

Source: STRC [teamstrc.com]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Matt Chambers joins Kyosho America

Matt Chambers joins Kyosho America

Kyosho America announce the addition of Matt Chambers to their factory race team. Matt is very well known for his 1/10 electric off-road racing skills where he has made countless A-Main’s throughout his racing career. Along with Chambers’ impressive speed on the track, he is also recognized as being one of the most hardworking and helpful racers off the track. Matt will make his Kyosho debut next week at the 17th Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout in Saugus, California and he has the following to say about the deal:

I am extremely excited to be joining Kyosho America! I have always respected Kyosho’s high quality cars, engineering, and innovations.  I am thrilled to be a part of such a strong racing heritage and can’t wait to make my own contributions to the team.

Source: Kyosho [kyoshoamerica.com]

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kyosho FO-XX 1/8th basher truck

Kyosho FO-XX 1/8th basher truck

Kyosho have released first information and photos of the FO-XX 1/8th scale basher truck based on what appears to be a revamped Twin/Mad Force chassis. Featuring a lightweight vertical plate chassis with inner dirt shields and front and rear rigid axles the truck resembles a mud-slinging Formula Off-Road vehicle with its paddle-type tyres and scale bodyshell. Threaded big bore shock absorbers make for improved off-road performance while a front bumper with light buckets not only look cool but also protect the chassis from the rigours of off-road racing. The FO-XX comes ready-to-run including a 2.4GHz radio system, a waterproof high-torque steering servo and your choice .25 big block nitro motor or a high-performance brushless system.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Schelle B5 series alloy topshaft & ceramic bearings

Schelle B5 series alloy topshaft & ceramic bearings

Schelle Racing Innovations have new option parts for the Team Associated B5 and B5M available in the form of an aluminium topshaft and ceramic transmission bearing sets. Starting with the topshaft, the lightweight part is precision machined for improved efficiency and a quieter running gearbox. Weighting in at only 4.8g it scrubs around 9.1g of rotation mass compared to the stock part for quicker spool-up and improved braking performance. The shaft is machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium and fits both the B5 and B5M.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

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