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.
Kyosho has a new series of cars with licensed bodies from vintage Lemans GTP racers. The Plazma LM GTP series are 12th scale pan cars that should corner like they are on rails. As seen in the picture above, the first car up is a Porsche 962, we can’t wait to see which other models Kyosho adds to the series.
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8th scale electric buggies are still mega-hot and make incredible bash machines. On the high-end side of things Kyosho has just announced their new Inferno MP9e TKI buggy. The Kyosho MP9e TKI utilizes many of the advancements from the TKI3 nitro buggy including-
* Medium length shocks with threaded bodies and light blue Kyosho springs
* Shorter rear tower
* HD Driveshafts
* Stronger upper arms and reinforced bulkheads
* Anodized and milled motor mount
* Milled rear hub carriers
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The Kyosho DMT VE-R monster truck has been out a while, but now it comes with a 4 pole brushless motor and is 3S capable. All you hard-core bashers already know that 4 pole motors give loads of torque and going from 2S to 3S is like going from a Toyota Prius to a Nissan GT-R. The new power-plant in the Kyosho DMT VE-R should definitely take it from tame to insane.
Other features that stay the same on the DMT VE-R are 4wd, a 2.4 GHz radio system, and big bore shocks. The part number is #30844B and the street price is $380. Hit up the Kyosho America website for more information.
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Do not let Cubby get a hold of one of these. The Kyosho Space Ball Flying Sphere is for you guys that like flying into walls, furniture, people, or simply like playing demo-derby in the air. The Space Ball uses a cage to protect all the vital operating parts so you can pretty much slam into anything and live to fly another day. Two unique features are its “aroma function” that can let off a scent while it flies (I can only image what Cubby would put in there), and it has an LED light to help you with orientation (which way is forward on the stick in relation to the sphere). Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Colors: black, orange
* 360-degree flight
* 3ch control, infrared handheld controller
* Size: 200 x 200 x 200mm
* Durable design
* Flight time: roughly 5 minutes
* Charging time: roughly 50 minutes
* Li-Po battery for Space Ball
* 6 AA batteries for controller
Expect a street price of around $70 and they are available here in the States. To view all of Kyosho’s products HERE is the link to their official website. Hit up THIS link for more Kyosho news right here on BigSquidRC.
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Rumors have floated around for months about an upcoming nitro powered Scorpion XXL buggy from Kyosho. Finally some pictures and information have been released, now you 7th scale Kyosho buggy addicts can get a nitro fix while out bashing. From looking at the specs the GP version of the Scorpion XXL should be a great bash machine. Some of those features and specifications include-
* XXL high performance nitro engine
* XXL tank with 200ml capacity for extra run-time
* High-performance chassis made from 3mm aluminum
* Waterproof servos for steering & throttle/brake
* Water-resistant receiver box
* 2.4GHz Syncro KT-201 radio system
* Extra large oil shocks
* Full ball bearing drive train
* Engine stop switch for easy engine shut down
* Buggy body with roll cage, lights and figure
* Flip-top body design for easy access to the interior of the vehicle
* Adjustable turnbuckles
* Extra Large Sand tires
* 17mm hex hubs
* Extremely rugged heavy-duty drive train
* Externally adjustable slipper clutch
* Gull Wing Front Design
* Mid-engine chassis layout
* Fully functional side air channels
* Heavy duty side protection
* Fully equipped with Allen screws
* Length: 630 mm
* Width: 402 mm
* Height: 244 mm
* Track (F): 353 mm
* Wheelbase: 452 mm
* Gear ratio: 16:1
* Weight: 4,000 grams
* Engine: 4.6 cc Nitro
No word on a price or release date on this one yet, but you can hit up the official Kyosho Website to view all their other fine products.
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The Kyosho RB6 buggy has really started taking off and STRC now has some of their uber hop-up parts for it. We’ve tested many different STRC hop-up parts and they all have proven to be very high quality. If you are looking to put the best on your Kyosho take a look at what STRC now has to offer for your RB6.
First up is a new motor plate. You can get the motor plate in a variety of colors (red, gunmetal, and blue) and it’s been CNC machined out of high quality aluminum. Fins in the plate help to dissipate heat and it has longer motor screw slots to give you more gearing options. Street price on the motor plate is $11.
ST Racing Concepts has also created some new rear hubs for the RB6. These are also available in multiple different colors (red, gunmetal and blue) and come in zero, .5, and 1 degree of rear toe. The hubs have been CNC machined from high-grade aluminum and feature extra camber link holes for even more adjust-ability. For extra attention to detail- the bearing holes are CNC machined after anodizing to ensure a precision fit, and the set-screw on hinge-pin design makes for a perfect fit with reduced wear. Street price is $25 per pair.
If you are looking to put maximum tuning options in your toolbox, STRC is also selling all three toe configurations (zero/.5/1 degree) of the rear hubs as a set for only $69.
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