Kyosho News

Mattia Polito joins Kyosho Europe

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Kyosho Europe have announced the signing of italian driver Mattia Polito to their team. Former TLR driver made his first appearance at the One Race One Man race early January with his MP9 TKI4. Mattia will race in the Italian championship and some major events in Europe in the 2018 season.

RDRP ultra vented slipper pads

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Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced their new ultra vented slipper pads. The ultra vented slipper pads are made of high-quality fibreglass and their updated design with a smaller inner diameter makes for more precise slipper action adjustment and exceptional durability. In addition the slipper stays more consistent over the whole run for less performance fading and more confidence in modified racing. The plates come in a set of two and they are available in three variants for standard Team Associated and Yokomo-style slippers, for the Team Associated VCS slipper clutch and also as variants for XRAY and Kyosho buggies.

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Under the Hood: Elliott Boots

Elliott Boots, 23 – UK

  • Chassis: Kyosho MP9 TKI4
  • Engine: REDS WRX Corsa Lunga
  • Fuel: MLC Fuel
  • Tyres: Pro-Line
  • Radio & Servos: Sanwa
  • Body & Wing: Stock
  • Weight: N/A
  • Event: One Race One Man 2018, IBR Padova, Italy

   

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Yuichi Kanai unveils a 25-year-old prototype buggy

Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai has opened his photo album and posted on Facebook some photos of a 25-year-old prototype 1/8 buggy, certainly the ancestor of the Burns that will mark the beginning of the success story of the Japanese brand. This prototype looks like a 1/8 scale Optima powered by a nitro engine. It is based on a backbone type chassis hosting a motor placed in transverse position and features a 4WD chain system. The settings are few and often limited, the brake system seems to be mounted on a slipper and big bore shocks come from vehicles 1/10. What work done since to reach the Inferno MP9 TKI4!

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Schelle B64 76mm front aluminum CVA bone set & 12mm pistons

Schelle Racing Innovations have introduced new 76mm front aluminum CVA bone set for the Team Associated B64 and 12mm pistons for TLR, Yokomo and Kyosho shocks. First up is the 76mm front aluminum CVA bone set. The two piece bones utilize a lightweight aluminum pin drive shaft mated to proven MIP steel CVA yokes. They are intended for B64 racers that want to shed some weight in the drivetrain for 13.5 and 17.5 racing only. The 76mm front aluminum CVA bones are available as pair and come with 2 black o-rings to limit uptravel and prevent damage to the parts.

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Kyosho MP9 hard rear hub carrier set

Kyosho have introduced new hard rear hub carrier set for the Inferno MP9. They are moulded from a hard compound giving less flex then the standard parts, making them useful in very high grip conditions as well as in very high temperatures. The package includes the spacers that are used to adjust the wheelbase and the spacing of the rear hubs.

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T-Work’s ZX6.6 aluminium centre shafts

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T-Work’s have introduced new aluminium centre driveshafts for the Kyosho ZX6.6. Made from 7075 aluminium and coming with black surface coating for wear, these lightweight driveshafts reduce the rotating weight resulting better accelerations and braking performances. The aluminium centre driveshafts are available in 71.5mm, 79.5mm and 88mm long separately or in set of two and come with O-rings .

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Enzo Albertoni joins Kyosho America

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Kyosho America have announced the signing of Enzo Albertoni to their team. Enzo will use 1/10 and 1/8 Kyosho vehicles for the remainder of the 2017 season and all of 2018. Enzo had the following to say:

“I am extremely happy and humbled to say that I will be joining Kyosho America for the remainder of the 2017 season and all of 2018! The cars, Support and experience has been very supportive and I am beyond happy to work alongside Zachary Rogers and the rest of the Kyosho team for 2018! Thank you Zach!”