Following a first teaser Kyosho have now officially introduced the Kyosho Optima 4WD buggy re-release. Redesigned by the original designer, the Optima has been carefully redeveloped from ground up to bring back the best of the buggies in the good old days and to offer a true fun to drive feel. The “2016” Optima is designed based on the original version released in the 1980’s, it features several updated areas without compromising parts compatibility with the original chassis. The upgrades and updates include 6061-T6 aluminium chassis material, the drivetrain can be build with the original chain or and optional belt drive, the diff gears are ball-raced, all gears are modern 48 pitch gears, and a slipper clutch allows the use of more powerful motors. The tyres offer a slightly modified tread and they are made using softer rubber and included in the kit is also all-hex hardware as well as two different front bumpers.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Kyosho have introduced the new Inferno Neo ST Race Spec 2.0 ReadySet nitro truggy. Having World and National Championship origins the truck builds on a foundation that benefits from more than a decade of development and refinement. The channeled aluminium chassis is made from stronger, more durable alloy, it features moulded chassis braces, and the bulkheads and suspension arms are taken right from the ST-RR Evo racing kit. Front, centre and rear differentials transfer power to the wheels via a strong shaft drive system with ultra-smooth front universal driveshafts and a double disc brake system provides ample stopping power.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Debuted at the 2016 Reedy Race of Champions, Pro-Line now officially introduce their all-new 1/10th buggy front wing and mount. The wing is placed in front of the shock tower and sits as low as possible for the cleanest air flow and lowest possible centre of gravity. Using the wing will keeping the buggy’s front end planted coming out of the corners, without doing the negative things that can come from a high centre of gravity wing while also pretty much retaining the overall look of the vehicle. The Pro-Line front wing sets include two wings in each package and each one has three different wing cut lines to adjust the amount of front downforce to what works best for the car and track conditions. The wing set is available for today’s most popular 2WD buggies inclining the Yokomo YZ-2, the Kyosho RB6, the TLR22 3.0 and the Team Associated B5M and they include tailor-made, digitally manufactured plastic wing mounts as well as mounting hardware.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Kyosho have introduced an aluminium rear centre plate for the ZX6 4WD buggy. The stiffener was designed to replace the standard plastic part and it will reinforce the rear section of the chassis which can be beneficial especially in high-bite track conditions. The rear centre plate is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes anodised in a brownish colour to match the remainder of Kyosho’s option parts and it includes mounting hardware.
Source: Kyosho [kyoshoamerica.com]
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Kyosho are currently teasing a possible Optima 1/10th 4WD buggy re-release. The iconic 1980’s buggy once featured a chain-driven all-wheel drivetrain with rear motor, the infamous red body small bore shock absorbers, and an aluminium frame chassis. The silhouette image hints towards a pretty close reproduction of the buggy as it was previously done with the Scorpion, Tomahawk and Beetle. We bring you more information on the realise as soon as they surface.
Source: Kyosho [kyosho.com]
Monday, February 1, 2016
Coming from Kyosho is a range of option parts for the R4 Evo 200mm nitro touring car, the TF7 electric tourer as well as the ZX6 4WD off-road buggy. Starting with the R4 Evo parts, new is a set of 8g brass weights. Individually shaped the parts directly mount to the chassis and they are designed to fine-tune the weight balance. Also new is an aluminium clutch bell machined from 7075 material. The part is of a vented design for reduced heat build-up and less fading even in long mains. Next up are carbon composite suspension arms for the TF7 touring car. Each set contains one front and one rear arm and they are available in medium and short variants. Last but not least is a 1-piece aluminium servo mount for the ZX6 buggy. Cut from high-quality aluminium and coming gun metal anodised the mount allows for improved and more even chassis flex while keeping the servo in place securely.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Exotek have new aluminium option parts for the RB6 2WD and ZX6 4WD buggies available. First up is a heavy duty steering rack for the RB6, SC6 and RT6. Machined from 7075 alloy and designed for the use with the included 3x6mm ball bearings and crush sleeves the brace makes for smooth and precise steering operation. Available in factory red or black anodising the rack matches the stock steering geometry. Also available is an aluminium wing mount set for the RB6 and ZX6 buggies. Lighweight yet extra durable the machined 7075 alloy parts use low profile M3 screws for wing mounting instead of the usual body clips, equalling more precision and durability. The mounts are available in black colour and weigh in at 10g in total.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Kyosho Europe have announced the signing of Bradley Baird to their team. He joins a young Kyosho UK team and his first major race will be in February at the Montpellier GP in France. Brad will be racing the BRCA 1/8th National events, local club races in 1/10th and 1/8th off-road as well as the Kyosho Masters in June at the Sucy en Brie track.
Source: Kyosho [kyoshoeurope.com]
Tuesday, January 5, 2016