A core vehicle you will find at most any bash spot are 8th scale buggies. Kyosho has been one of the top names in 8th scale for as long as I can remember, and now they’ve announced their latest nitro buggy readyset, the Inferno NEO2.0. The NEO2.0 comes with several updates to make it one of the nicer RTR nitro buggies you can buy.
Some of the new parts/features include-
* 2 piece adjustable clutch
* Blue anodized 17mm hubs
* KE21R engine with recoil starter
* Super air flow body for improved aerodynamics
* Kyosho micro-square pattern tires
* Threaded big-bore shocks
The Inferno NEO2.0 is available in yellow (#31684T1B) or in green (#31684T2B), they have a street price of $485 and should be available later this month. For more information hit up THIS LINK that takes you over to the official Kyosho website.
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For all you buggy fans Kyosho has announced that their popular RB6 10th scale buggy will soon be available as a Readyset. Readyset is Kyosho’s word for RTR, which means it will be a lot faster to hit the track than building a kit. Some of its features include-
* Comes with Orion Vortex R10 Sport ESC
* Powered by Orion NEON ONE 2700kv brushless motor
* 2 motor layout compatible, comes in rear motor confirguration
* Anodized aluminum chassis
* Big bore shocks
* Comes with pre-painted “Blade” high down-force body
* 100% compatible with kit version
Kyosho expects a December release date on the RB6 Readyset and it has a part number of #30858B.
The Kyosho Rage VE is one outrageous looking machine. Part moon buggy, part bash machine, the Kyosho Rage has sparked a lot of interest within the bashing community. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Kyosho Rage and really putting it through its paces. It is intended to be an introductory level hobby grade machine, is it a good buggy to get started in the hobby with? Does it break easily? How does it drive? Hit the “Read More” and lets find out…
One of the most interesting vehicles to be announced lately has been the Kyosho Rage VE 4wd Buggy. Based on a tenth scale platform and featuring big tires and a brushless power-plant, the Rage VE seems aimed right at the heart of a weekend basher.
We recently took some pictures of the Rage VE to show you what it looks like when you crack the box open. It certainly doesn’t look like anything else we’ve ever tested. For size, it has roughly the same wheelbase as a 10th scale buggy like an Associated B4, but is substantially wider with bigger tires. A couple of other things we noticed was the stock Tamiya connector and Phillips head screws.
Our full review goes up on Tuesday morning which will be loaded with action shots and video of the Rage in action.
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Rally cars have been getting more and more popular in rc. Kyosho’s Demon rally car proved to be a solid car in our Rally Car Shootout, but Kyosho also offers another rally, their DRX VE Subaru Impreza WRC 2008. Some of the features of the Kyosho Subaru include-
* 2400kv Orion brushless system
* FHSS 2.4GHz radio system featuring dual rate functions
* Big bore shocks
* Aggressive rally tires
The part number for the Kyosho Impreza rally is #30879B, it has a street price of $399, and they are available right now.
Kyosho 8th scale buggies are legendary for their prowess around an rc track. For those of you that don’t like building kits, Kyosho has announced the Inferno MP9 Readyset. Their new Readyset sports the KE21R 5 port engine for loads of power, and the MP9 platform is already known for great handling. Some of its other features include-
* Stylish 2.4 GHz radio system w/ 4 channel receiver
* Threaded big bore aluminum shocks
* Super Air Flow body
* Gunmetal anodizing
* Endless adjustments
* Shaft driven 4wd with 3 oil filled diffs
The part number for the Kyosho MP9 Readyset is #31888T1B and it sports a price of $699. Expect to start seeing them on hobby shop shelves this September.
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We posted some photo’s a few weeks ago on this one and now Kyosho has released more information on the Comic Racer Mini-Z Readyset. The Comic Racer Subaru Impreza WRX STI certainly has a distinct look, very much like the cartoon’ish Car Town vehicles you see on Facebook.
* Based off the Mini-Z buggy platform
* Full bearings
* Oil shocks
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* ICS interface
* Chase Mode power limiter
* 4wd with slipper clutch
* 130 sized brushed motor
* Wheelbase: 115mm
* Width: 107mm
We have received no word on when, or even if, the Kyosho Comic Racer will be hitting the states.
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We posted a teaser picture of the Kyosho Rage VE a few weeks ago, today we have more pics and information. The Rage VE is based off the 10th scale Lazer ZX-5 buggy and comes as a Readyset with brushless power and 2.4 GHz radio system. It comes with waterproofing, 4wd, and big tires, all of which should help it be a good basher. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Low center of gravity design
* Big bore aluminum oil shocks
* Reinforced plastic chassis
* Designed for use with Lipo or NiMH batteries
* Front and rear gear diffs
* Wheelbase: 272mm
* Width: 280mm
The Kyosho Rage VE has been released in Germany, but whether or not it gets released here in the States remains a big question. We’ll have to wait and see on this one.
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For all you guys looking for something different (like our editor Brian), Kyosho is teasing their new Rage VE off-road machine. If you were one of the people who liked the futuristic look of the Kyosho NeXXt, you might like the moon rover looks of the Rage VE as well. Little is known about the Rage so far, except that it packs Orion brushless power and it’s 4wd. We’ll have to wait for all the specifics, until then you can cruise the official Kyosho Website to see the other products they offer.
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Tight on space? Kyosho Mini-Z’s can be a good way of having big fun in small areas.
The latest Mini-Z is a commemorative 50th Anniversary special edition Lazer ZX-5 buggy. It’s based off the popular 4wd Mini-Z buggy platform and comes BND needing a transmitter to get up and going. The Mini-Z Lazer ZX-5 also comes with a “Tiki Tiki” chase mode that you can enable. Chase mode limits full power to only 70% with the exception of a set amount of “boost” periods that take power up to 100%, thus making it more exciting to race.
Part number is #32282BCRS and you can get full information at THIS LINK over on the official Kyosho website. For even more Kyosho news, check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
The crew over at Kyosho Japan have just posted information on their new Plazma LM Toyota TS020, a scale stunner for all you fans of Le Mans racing. Kyosho hit in the nail on the head with the body, it looks just like its full scale counterpart, a lean mean race machine.
Under the hood the Toyota TS020 is based on the Kyosho Plazma 12th scale platform featuring a fiberglass chassis and t-bar rear suspension. For electronics the Kyosho Toyota TS020 is available as an almost-ready-to-run, with speed controller and brushed motor already installed. There is no information on when or if this car is coming to the states, but we’ll pass the information pass along when we receive it. To view complete information on the Kyosho Toyota TS020 click THIS LINK.
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Our friends over at HobbyMedia.it have been busy covering the Shizuoka show this week. One of the coolest new products at the show has to be the Kyosho Comic Racer. The Comic Racer comes with a greatly exaggerated, cartoon like body, making it look much like the Car Town vehicles found on Facebook. The platform under the Comic Racer is the legendary Mini-Z, ensuring that spare parts and hop-ups are already on the market.
The first body to hit the Comic Racer line is a Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2010. There is much more information to come on these in the near future, until then Click Here to check view other cool vehicles from Kyosho America.