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.
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.
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.
Kyosho have introduced the MT-4WD Psycho Kruiser VE 1/8th scale ReadySet monster truck. The vehicles is based on a low-profile 4WD 3-differential chassis comparable to the popular Inferno truggy and it is equipped with a 1500kv Team Orion Neon 7 brushless motor and a 6S LiPo-compatible brushless controller. A shock-resistant, hardened battery case protects the LiPo battery while big bore threaded aluminium shock absorbers, aluminium shock towers and front and rear anti-roll bars keep the truck on track despite the extreme power it is able to develop. The included Syncro KT-201 2.4GHz radio system offers a fail-safe function for the unlikely event of signal loss and the included KS-203 steering servo was taken over from the 1/7th scale Scorpion XXL to ensure steering authority when the going gets tough. The ready-to-run truck is rounded out by an aerodynamic bodyshell and grippy tyres on multi-spoke rims.
Coming from T-Works and made for Kyosho’s Inferno MP9 TKI4 off-road buggy is a set of hard-coated aluminium pivot balls. Machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium and coming hard-anodised as a protection from excessive wear, the parts offer a lower weight than the standard steel balls, resulting in a reduced overall weight and thus improved performance.
Following the introduction of the Ultima RB6.6 Kyosho have now announced the soon release of the upgraded Lazer ZX6.6 4WD kit. The buggy is designed to meet the increased demands of the modern racing scene for more power and higher grip. For increased traction and stability on high grip surfaces, the optional aluminium HD main chassis is included as standard. Changes around the centre gear from the slipper clutch to the diff realise smooth traction on all surface conditions and in addition, the introduction of the gullwing type rear suspension arms from the RB6.6 allows longer shock stroke for improved surface tracing through corners and performance over surface gaps. These changes combine to lift the overall performance and result in an improved total balance of the machine. The kit will hit stores in November.
Kyosho have introduced the optional ball differential kit for the re-release Optima 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. Designed for the use in belt-drive configuration the set includes all needed parts to build one rear differential but it is understood that the diff can also be run in the front of the buggy. Using the unit can improve handling both on slippery and also high-grip tracks and included with the set come all needed parts including suitable greases.
Coming soon from Kyosho is the Mini-Z MR03 VE Pro GP limited edition chassis kit. It is equipped with an ultra-fast Team Orion 12,000kv brushless motor that is being cooled down efficiently with the one-piece heat sink construction. Also, the chassis is equipped with the R246-1351 MML aluminum motor mount and R246-1352 MML roll damper with special hard anodizing treatment for performance and durability. The front upper and lower arms have been updated with new glass fibre reinforced material that realizes more accurate and rigid front suspension working. The chassis comes equipped with an MHS/ASF compatible Rx ESC unit, ball bearings, gold-plated battery terminals and a black anodized ball diff as standard. The chassis kit is compatible with the ultra-fast Syncro EX-6 transmitter as well as the standard KT-18 and EX-5UR.