For those of you looking for an affordable 4wd buggy, Kyosho has just announced their Dirt Hog Type 2. The Dirt Hog should handle well due to its low buggy center of gravity, while its 4wd should help it get through grass and rough terrain. Oil filled shocks, slipper clutch, and adjustable camber links come as standard equipment. The Dirt Hog is a ReadySet, fully built and ready to bash or to bust out some laps on the local track.
#30993T1B is the part number for the orange edition, #30993T2B is the part number for green, and it is priced at $209. Hit up This Link to get more details over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Dirt Hog Gallery
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The T-Bone Racing crew has come up with a new rear skid plate for the Kyosho RB5 Buggy. Made from Delrin, the rear skid mounts up with four screws and helps protect the rear of the buggy. This version is made for the RTR rear motor RB5 and comes with TBR’s lifetime warranty against breakage.
The rear skid has a part number of #30010, a street price of $7, and they are available right now. Complete details are available at This Link over on T-Bone Racing’s website.
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On the quest to completely uber-out the Kyosho RB6, the folks over at RDRP have just announced some trick aluminum rear suspension mounts. German designed and made from 7075-T6 aluminum, these mounts make it easy to alter the rear toe of your buggy via Delrin inserts. On the bling side of things, they come murdered out in black anodizing which is all the rage right now.
The RDRP set has a part number of #RDRP0212 and you can get more details by hitting up the RDRP website at This Link.
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The latest vehicle in the “6 series” line-up from Kyosho is their Lazer ZX6 4wd Buggy. Using a 7075 hard anodized aluminum chassis, the ZX6 has received multiple updates to make it the best 4wd from Kyosho to date.
* High down force cab forward body
* Heavy duty drive train
* Diffs use Tungsten diff balls
* Can use shorty or saddle packs
* New uber motor mount
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Kyosho Lazer ZX6 Gallery
Revolution Design Racing Products have been putting out some pretty snazzy upgrade parts lately, their latest is an aluminum front bulkhead for the Kyosho RB6 Buggy. The bulkhead is made out of 7075-T6 aluminum making it much stronger than the stock plastic part and will eliminate ripped out ballstuds. RDRP parts are known for looking trick and the RB6 front bulkhead is no exception. It is anodized black and laser etched so the guys you bash can clearly see it’s an upgrade part.
The part number for the bulkhead is #RDRP0202 and you can get complete information by hitting up This Link over on the official RDRP website.
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After a full week of teasing, Kyosho has released pictures and information on their upcoming re-release of the legendary 1/10 Scorpion 2wd Buggy. While the buggy retains the classic look of the original, it features some upgrades to increase durability. The re-release uses 48 pitch gears and a modern slipper clutch to put the power to the ground, while higher quality shocks and pre-load collars help smooth out the ride. A sealed gear differential and the use of more metal gears help it handle today’s more robust power systems.
The part number for the Kyosho Scorpion is #30613B and it is expected to start hitting shelves this July.
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Kyosho Scorpion Gallery
Murdered out black is all the rage, now Kyosho has announced a matte black Audi R8 Readyset. The Audi is part of their 10th scale PureTen Fazer series of vehicles that comes with a sturdy tub chassis and non-adjustable tie-rods. With waterproof electronics and a brushless power system, the Audi will make a splash down at your local bash spot.
* Sealed receiver box and waterproof Orion ESC
* Waterproof 2400kV Orion brushless motor
* 2.4GHz Syncro KT-200 radio system
* Comes with extra set of drift tires
The part number for the Kyosho Audi is #30916B, it is priced at $307, and to get more information all you have to do is click This Link.
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Kyosho Audi R8 Gallery
Remember the original Kyosho Scorpion Buggy from way back in 1982? It featured cutting edge technology for the day including oil filled shocks and an aluminum ladder chassis. That may have been 32 years ago, but with classic rc vehicles becoming more popular, Kyosho is teasing that they will be re-releasing the historic Scorpion buggy. Kyosho is supposed to be releasing full information about a month from now at the Shizuoka hobby show, until then you can hit up This Link to visit the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho has a new 2wd SCT called the SC6. The SC6 can be set up in either mid or rear motor configuration, and it was designed to go fast around the racetrack. For now, the SC6 only comes in a kit version allowing you to build it exactly the way you want it.
* 7075 aluminum chassis
* Big bore shocks
* 4 gear mid, 3 gear rear transmission
* Can use saddle, shorty or stick battery packs
* Adjustable ball diff
* Over sized slipper clutch
* One piece front axles
* 12mm wheel hexes
The part number is KYO30070B, it is priced at $669, and you can hit up the official Kyosho website by Clicking Here.
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Kyosho SC6 Gallery
Kyosho has a neat looking Ferrari FXX Evoluzione aimed at the bashing crowd. It comes completely built and ready to run, and even comes with waterproof electronics for the bashing crowd. A plastic tub chassis and solid camber rods keep things simple and durable, while a 2400kV Orion brushless motor makes sure it isn’t boring when you tag the throttle.
The part number for the Kyosho Ferrari is #30915B, it is priced at $305, and you can get more information by clicking This Link over on the Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Ferrari FXX
First shown at the Nurnberg Toy Fair, Kyosho has now released full information on their 8th Scale Psycho Kruiser Monster Truck. The Psycho Kruiser is based off Kyosho’s popular Inferno platform and utilizes a long alloy chassis and 3 gear differentials. Long travel shocks are used to soak up big jumps, and a 6S LiPo capable brushless system makes sure you never want for more power.
* 1500kV motor
* Top speeds of more than 80km/h
* 2.4GHz Syncro radio system
* Intended for expert level drivers
The part number for the Psycho is 30886B, it has a street price of $749, and you can find more information at This Link on the Kyosho USA website.
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Kyosho Psycho Kruiser Gallery
Kyosho has announced a new version of their Blizzard Search & Rescue that uses their iReceiver technology. This iReceiver equipped Blizzard comes with an on-board camera & control system that allows you to drive the unit entirely from your smartphone or tablet. Imagine viewing the live on-board images on your smartphone, while you tilt your phone to make it change directions, pretty cool stuff. To use the iReceiver system you will need a smartphone, tablet or PDA on 7 iOS or Android from 4.2.2.
The Kyosho iReceiver Blizzard SR has a part number of #30987 and is said to start shipping in May.
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Blizzard SR iReceiver Gallery