RB Products have officially announced the release of their new range of BXR buggy engines which consists of the BXR LS5, BXR SLS3, BXR SLS5 and LSDI5. Full details for each can be found below.
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In addition to fresh tyres & a new fuel, RB Products’ team boss Eric Aita gave us a glimpse at the 2014 ‘BXR engine’ competition range – still called ‘BXR’ but now featuring a total of four different versions of the BXR, sharing the same cooling head, but distinguishable via their crankcase engraving. One of the neat new details is engine’s right side mount, slightly filed down to make life a bit easier for installation close to center driveshafts.
First up is the 5 port longstroke BXR engine featuring 14.5mm crankshaft technology, known as the all rounder engine that’ll pretty much work anywhere. Next is the Super longstroke (SLS) 3 port engine which has the awesome low end torque that a 3port delivers, ideal for tracks which are tight & twisty. Next is the Super long stroke 5 port which shares the same philosophy as the 3 port super longstroke engine but offers a higher top speed and improved power in the medium to top end. Last of all is the Super longstroke Direct Intake 5 port, the big daddy of them all, this engine is suited for huge tracks with high grip and difficult hot conditions – an example being Pattaya. Designed and built to cope with the most brutal unforgiving conditions along with the ideal engine for truggy.
Stay tuned next week for the full presentation of the 2014 RB BXR range.
Whilst at Montpellier RB Products were keen to show off some of their new products, of which they were most pleased with was their new ‘Ultra soft’ tyre compound – ideally suited for the cold conditions of indoor or winter racing where ‘super soft’ simply doesn’t quite cut it!
We were pleased to handle the new compound and impressed with it’s sticky qualities and ‘Play Doh’-likeness (see below), and after playing with that for a while we moved on to the new tyre tread that RB announced just before the event, the somewhat suggestively innuendo-named ‘Snatch’ – a small pin tyre with great forward bite and profile to maintain maximum corner speed & grip.
New from RB Products are their Snatch pin tyres which have been developed to provide improved cornering and stable-ability. Available in medium, soft, super soft and ultra-soft compounds RB are also offering their new release as a combo combined with their inserts which feature dual density foam. The ultra-soft compound has been developed for cold weather conditions while providing you with maximum grip and traction.
RB Products is proud to announce the release of their new limited edition BLAST V20 engine which features a 14.5mm turbo with lightened crankshaft, 7 Ports with Multi Exhaust System and a lightweight machined piston. Additional features can be found below.
German RB Products distributor, RMV Deutschland have announced the release of the forthcoming RB E-ONE R V2 which features similar upgrades to the RB ONE R V2. The main feature being a completely new chassis plate manufactured from hard anodized 7075 T6 aluminium while featuring cut outs for an optimized flex pattern.
Developed to provide efficient power at both low and high RPM, which is perfect for the rally class, the new Xtrem Rally also receives a 7 ports sleeve with MES, a lightweight machined piston and a 14.5 turbo crankshaft. Additional features can be found below.
RB Products is proud to announce the release of their new limited edition BLAST V18 engine which features a 14.5mm turbo and lightened crankshaft. Full details can be found below.
RB Products are proud to announce the release of their new RB E ONE R which is an 1/8th electric buggy that features parts from the current European champion RB ONE R! Due to the rear flat chassis plate being redesigned for this particular release new parts have also been developed with additional information available below.
Australian superstar Kyle McBride most recently featured at the C-Netic event in Indonesia in November, narrowly missing out on victory after a close-fought last couple of laps with Atsushi Hara, McBride having to deal with a tyre coming off in the closing stages of that race.
However the news today is of a post on Facebook with the tag “Big big changes coming for 2014! …” with the above photo, suggesting the Kyosho factory driver may not be powered by his trusty OS engine in 2014, the photo above showing a covered engine (a cooling head that looks rather like an RB we think, your thoughts?)
Its no secret that the Japanese-made OS engines are almost universally considered as a benchmark amongst the racing fraternity, famously aware that their engines are ‘so good’, OS unlike many other manufacturers don’t sponsor a whole lot of drivers, with rumours that Atsushi Hara is the only driver they actively pay a salary to. McBride’s recent history saw him sign for Kyosho and Pro-Line in 2012, moves that have proved fruitful, less so his time with Team Durango back in 2011 as part of their ‘Dream Team‘ ambitions.
Who might sign McBride ? We have heard murmurs of an interest from RB, the French company joined forces with Kyosho’s designer Yuichi Kanai, no doubt a move that raised the engines profiles after facing stiff competition from the many Asian newcomers, they already have a presence in Australia with Aaron Stringer, could Novarossi or Reds be a viable alternative or maybe Alpha ?
Where do you think McBride is going ? Leave your comments.