MST have released first teaser images of their forthcoming all-new GPX 1/5th scale electric bike kit. No official information is available yet beside a couple of CAD renderings but we bring you more details as they surface.
Italian company GRP have introduced the 2018 variants of their R2 and R3 rubber compounds for 1/5th scale moto bikes. The new R2 compound was developed to excel in low ambient temperatures and on wet tracks while the R3 rubber is best used on tracks that already took a lot of rubber and when racing in high ambient temperatures. The tyres are available in different specifications, with or without rim.
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.
GRP have added new 1/5th scale on-road bike tyres to their 2016 line-up. Both the pre-mounted front and rear wheels are available in the new M5 soft and M3 super soft compound as well as the R2 light rain/humid compound. The rear tyres are of a new shape for improved traction and side bite and all tyres are available pre-glued on a full rim or as open rim type.
New from Novarossi comes the BK15SL3 nitro engine for radio controlled bikes. The 2.49cc short stroke engine is of a 3-port design and features a 11.5mm turbo crankshaft, 6.5mm aluminium carburettor and a starter adapter plate from stock. The crankshaft is manufactured with a larger bore intake to increase the mixture flow while the special shape makes for optimised gas flow within the engine.
Schumacher now offer a Mini RC Bike for racing on the street, in the office or at home. Coming in blue or orange colour the bike features a stabilising gyro, soft rubber slick tyres, simulation shock absorbers as well as working head and tail lights. Side guards prevent the bike from becoming scratched or damaged during hard corning and the included battery makes for running times of about 12 minutes between charges.
Novarossi have a new 2.5cc engine for nitro bikes available. The BK15SL is based on the previous BK15 and offers a 5-port design for a linear power output and low fuel consumption. The crankshaft sports a larger diameter intake for increased mixture flow and a special shape optimised the gas flow within the crankcase. The big bore engine used Turbo-style glow plugs, it comes with a 6.5mm slide carburettor, steel ball bearings and a starter adapter backplate.
Novarossi introduce two new nitro engines specifically made for the use in 1/5th scale bikes. Designed in cooperation with Fabio Giovannini and Michele Repetati the rear exhaust engines cater for the needs of bike racers with the BK15 being a 2.49cc engine with 5-ports, 6.5mm slide carburettor and 11.5mm turbo crankshaft. The short stroke engine uses standard steel front and rear bearings and a turbo-type glow plug.