April 11, 2016

Motogo Seiki TRF201XMW MSLowRider V2

Motogo Seiki TRF201XMW MSLowRider V2

Following first images of Motogo Seiki’s MSLowRider conversion for Tamiya’s TRF201XMW buggy, we now have new images available of the updated V2 variant that is being tested at the moment. The current car features a fully CNC-machined aluminium chassis to replace the standard alloy part with the Motogo Seiki chassis offering milled sections underneath the steering servo, electronics, LiPo battery pack and the motor in order to lower the centre of gravity and to allow the use of additional weights. The pockets also lower the motor position with the V2 motor plate placing the motor closer to the chassis from what is understood. Also part of the V2 chassis are incorporated side rails to do away with the kit’s composite parts. The buggy is currently in use by young Japanese driver Kouki Kato and we bring you more information on the conversion as soon as they surface.

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February 3, 2016

Motogo Seiki TRF201XMW MSLowRider conversion

Motogo Seiki TRF201XMW MSLowRider conversion

Motogo Seiki are currently working on a low-profile gearbox set for Tamiya’s TRF201XMW 2WD off-road buggy. These so called “low rider” gearboxes are en vogue in today’s 2WD buggy racing especially when competing on high to very-high grip surfaces like carpet and astro turf. Called the MSLowRider the Motogo Seiki part sports machined aluminium gearbox halves, a lightweight motor plate with venting cut-outs and it is of a 3 gear design, aligning the motor, layshaft, idler gear and differential pretty much in one line, making for a very low centre of gravity and a forward placed motor with helps to increase corner speed significantly. The conversion is currently in use by young Japanese driver Kouki Kato and we bring you more information on the parts as soon as they become availbale.

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April 29, 2014

Motogo Seiki M22-S.A.C. prototype

Motogo Seiki M22-S.A.C. prototype

Japanese option parts wizards Motogo Seiki have released images of their TLR 22 based M22-S.A.C. mid motor buggy. The company that introduced a mid motor conversion kit for the Kyosho RB5 buggy some years ago developed a completely new transmission for the buggy with the main gear and slipper shaft being placed extremely low within the gearbox. The idler gear is made of a RB6 differential gear, from what we understand, and it drives the standard 22 ball differential meaning the unit is of a 3-gear design over the standard 4-gear mid motor gearbox. The whole transmission case is machined from aluminium with the rear shock tower sitting almost in “rear motor” position allowing to place the rear wing above the rear A-arms for a more compact appearance of the buggy.

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September 22, 2010

Motogo-Seiki RB5 Mid motor conversion

Motogo-Seiki RB5 Mid motor conversion

Motogo-Seiki in Japan have released version 2 of their Kyosho Ultima RB5 mid motor conversion set. The new configuration allows the mounting of LiPo saddle packs and has a lower mounted gearbox compared the previous version. Still in the final stages of production, the set will be only available in this light grey colour and utilizes as many parts from the RBS as possible to keep costs down.

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