You have got to hand it to Losi with their vast selection of RC vehicles. The variety in what they have to offer is quite astonishing when you start to dig in to their massive catalog of products. One segment in particular are the scale motor sport vehicles in which they have clearly invested a lot of time and money to bring us these officially licensed rides. We at RC Driver love being behind the wheel of these vehicles and we came up with Losi’s top 5 motor sport replica vehicles that we like best. Below is our list along with a brief overview of each Losi vehicle.
Currently the Losi Promoto-MX motorcycle Club MX is getting loads of attention partially because it is the latest release from the crew at Losi, but it is fully backed up with incredible performance, innovative features, awesome scale looks and so much more. Based on our firsthand experience with the Promoto due to our in-depth review, Losi is the company that finally got an RC motorcycle to perform and have the looks of a full-size dirt bike. They were able to successfully meld electronic and mechanical technology together.
On the mechanical side, the Losi R&D team focused on full-size dirt bike suspension geometry and replicated it on the Promoto. The front fork design is quite innovative where there is an internal spring and dampener which can be tuned and allows for ride height tweaks. At the rear is a rising rate suspension so that this bike has gobs of grip and prevents bottoming out on landings. Even the brakes are special where it uses a cable-driven disc brake up front and while the rear utilizes the ESC as the brake.
The electronics are remarkable and are the key in making the Promoto so good. Located in the center of the frame is a 2700Kv brushless motor that spins and steel flywheel at over 22,000-rpm. This generates a gyroscopic force which translates into unparalleled stability. In addition, the patent-pending Spektrum MS6X technology takes your input from the DX3PM transmitter and commands the Promoto to turn, lean and control wheelies with unprecedented balance and finesse.
Here is the King Shocks Ford Raptor Baja Rey 4WD desert truck that looks incredible with or without the body installed. Losi offers the Baja Rey with two different racing liveries that are officially licensed: the King Shocks and the Black Rhino. Drop in batteries into the chassis and transmitter, have a battery charger on hand and that is all you need to get the Baja Rey rolling.
Four-piece bolt-on body panels make up the great looking Ford Raptor bodies. The panels attach to an inner roll cage and there is a complete molded interior with driver figures. A spare tire is mounted at the rear with the roll cage exposed just like what you would find on a full scale desert race truck. Losi even gave these trucks LED light bars for the front and rear.
Underneath the body you will find a 4WD chassis that is equipped with a powerful Spektrum 3800Kv brushless motor system that is capable of reaching up to 50mph. As you would expect on a desert truck, the Baja Rey uses a long travel independent suspension with A-arms and at the rear is a long travel 4-link live rear axle that looks the part and is 100-percent functional.
Among our picks of Losi’s top 5 motor sport replica vehicles, the Summit 1969 Camaro 22S 2WD no prep drag car is the only pavement pounder. Even though it can’t tackle harsh off road terrain, the performance on hand will surely get your heart thumping. Losi took the time to carefully craft the ’69 Camaro body to retain the classic looks of the full-scale Chevy and scored the license to reproduce the well-known Summit Racing livery. It rolls on officially licensed Mickey Thompson tires complete with white lettering for some realistic detail.
One of the key features that makes the Summit so much fun to drive is the Spektrum Firma 6500Kv brushless motor paired to an all-metal gear transmission and controlled by a Spektrum Firma 100-Amp Smart electronic speed control. Other electronics include a dependable Spektrum SLT3 3-channel transmitter that communicates with a dual protocol receiver and a Spektrum S606 standard waterproof servo handles the steering duties.
Losi wisely built this drag car utilizing its race-proven 22S aluminum chassis. With it comes many advantages like protection for the electronics, side impact guards and clean wire management not to mention numerous available 22S option parts. You will also find adjustable turnbuckles, adjustable weight front bumper, elevated transmission, fully adjustable wheelie bar, heavy-duty sway bar low CG rear shock tower and limited travel oil filled front and rear shocks.
Like the Baja Rey mentioned above, the Currie Hammer Rey U4 is another vehicle that nicely combines performance with a very realistic body and this rig is a rock racer. It is officially licensed and based off Casey Currie’s full-size U4 racer which is a highly detailed caged vehicle with body panels that you can take on and off. Losi offers the Hammer Rey in two colors: green or red. Adding to the overall appearance are KMC Machete wheels, Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires and scale details that include shock reservoirs, fire extinguishers and LED light bars with headlights.
You will notice that the Hammer Rey U4 has a similar chassis as the Baja Rey with solid rear axle, independent front suspension, oil-filled shocks, and a 4WD drivetrain with sealed metal gear transmission and differentials. Losi spec’d the Spektrum SMART 130A ESC with 3150Kv brushless motor system to help ensure this U4 rock racer would have plenty of scoot. And to keep it in control is the Spektrum DX3 radio system accompanied by a 6-channel DSMR AVC/telemetry receiver.
Easily the most recognizable of Losi’s top 5 motor sport replica vehicles mentioned here is the Grave Digger LMT solid axle monster truck. Losi actually offers two Monster Jam Licensed bodies for the LMT chassis; the Grave Digger and the Son-Uva Digger. Each of the bodies are an excellent representation of the real MTs right down to the inner roll cage. It is not only scale detail but offers functionality so you can easily access the battery and electronics. Losi went further and added scale monster truck tires, driver figure, engine headers and LED lights to bring these trucks to life.
Twin vertical plates are used as the main support for the LMT chassis and is designed to provide all of the performance adjustments needed to tune the truck. A variety of shock setups are at your disposal so that you can tune to the terrain and/or driving style. The transmission is fitted with a center differential and allows for quick changes with the optional spool to be able to perform wheel stands. Each axle has a multi-piece housing for a scale look and inside spins a 1/8-scale diff for ultimate durability.
Losi even provided for 4-wheel steering as an option and there is a new adjustable servo saver that will keep the wheels pointed in the right direction. A Spektrum DX3 radio system controls the Grave Digger while a potent Spektrum Firma Smart 130A ESC with 3150Kv 4-pole brushless motor generates the power to propel this beast.
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