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November 29, 2016

Jerome Aigoin departs Team Kyosho International

Jerome Aigoin departs Team Kyosho International

The team signings and departures are coming thick and fast with the announcement by Kyosho Europe that Jerome Aigoin has left their team. Following 10 years together in which they won the very competitive French Nationals 3 times in a row between 2012 and 2014 as well as finishing runner up at the 2011 Euros, the time has come for the two parties to go their separate ways. The statement from Kyosho Europe states:

Over the last 10 years Team Kyosho International have relied on Jerome’s good image and qualities, he has represented the Kyosho brand at multiple occasions on the worldwide racing scene. His speed, knowledge and driving skills allowed him to remain competitive on many international and national 1/8 offroad races and championships, winning sever national crowns. Jerome joined Team Kyosho International early 2007 and immediately entered the highest level in the ranking list of pro drivers. Working tightly with Kyosho Japan, as well as Kyosho Europe, he has been a great ambassador for every brand distributed by the group over the years. With 2017 new season in the loop, this 10 year close relationship is coming to its end, Kyosho Corporation and Kyosho Europe would like to thank Jerome and are wishing him the best for his future, on and off the track.

Source: Kyosho Europe [kyoshoeurope.com]


November 16, 2016

JConcepts 2WD buggy lower front wings

JConcepts 2WD buggy lower front wings

JConcepts’s popular 2WD buggy lower front wing series is now available for all popular 1/10th 2WD buggies on the market. The range includes sets for the Team Associated B5/B5M, B6/B6D, TLR 22 3.0, Yokomo YZ2, as well as the Xray XB2 and Kyosho RB6.6. All include tailor-designed front wing mounts made from injection-moulded and durable material as well as a V-angle front wing. The wing mount itself attaches with supplied hardware to the top deck on TLR, Yokomo, Xray and Kyosho vehicles while the Team Associated versions mount directly to the front shock tower. Cut lines are included for easy trimming while dimples are located on the wing itself to indicate where to mount to the front wing mount.

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November 9, 2016

Kyosho S.R.T. Suzuki RGV1992 1/8th bike kit

Kyosho S.R.T. Suzuki RGV1992 1/8th bike kit

Since its first release in 1992, Kyosho’s long selling Hanging On Racer model is still as popular as ever. The S.D.S.S semi direct steering system delivers high performance fully independent motion with the rider figure construction incorporating 13 different connections so it hangs on to the bike as it leans into corners. The result is driving performance just like a real motorbike that is easy enough for anyone to control. In addition, each section of the bike is designed with an incredible level of scale detail from the body cowl, inverted front fork suspension, brake disk and calipers, wheels, drive chain, sprocket and asymmetrical swing arm to recreate a model of display standard quality.

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October 18, 2016

Kyosho MP9e 1/8th E-Buggy kit – Detail images

Kyosho MP9e 1/8th E-Buggy kit – Detail images

Following yesterday’s introduction of the forthcoming Inferno MP9e TKI4 1/8th E-Buggy, Kyosho today released more detailed images of the company’s top-of-the-foodchain kit. The version 4 will include some subtle updates and changes previously available only with the nitro-powered TKI4 kit but now also EP racers can benefit of 2mm longer front A-arms, the updated +2mm roll centre front shock stay and upper arm mounts as well as an updated wing mount that allows to shift the wing up and down, forth and back. The kit is rounded out by an adjustable rear wing with additional wickerbill and it is set for a release this November.

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October 17, 2016

Kyosho Inferno MP9e TKI4 – Coming soon

Kyosho Inferno MP9e TKI4 – Coming soon

Kyosho have released first information on the forthcoming Inferno MP9e TKI4 1/8th E-buggy kit. Based off of the MP9e TKI the version 4 kit features many parts already utilised by the TKI4 nitro buggy such as longer front A-arms, an H-S front shock tower and +2mm front upper arm mounts, as well as an updated rear wing stay and rear wing. Other parts include 1.5×5 shock pistons, aluminium steering knuckles, a reinforced servo saver and a 2-piece motor mount. The kit will become available by November.

Source: Kyosho [kyosho.com]


October 15, 2016

T-Works Kyosho 5.8mm aluminium pivot balls

T-Works Kyosho 5.8mm aluminium pivot balls

T-Works have introduced a set of 5.8mm 7075-T6 pivot balls for Kyosho buggies such as the RB6, RZ6 and ZX6. Made from high-quality material and coming hard-anodised for wear the lightweight parts replace the somewhat heavy kit steel balls to achieve an overall lower weight while also reducing unsprung masses. The balls come in sets of four.

Source: T-Works [rc-tworks.com]