We will be providing a look at the RC Quad segment as it is very active today with a lot of new products. Starting 2013 we will have reviews, links to products and great sites all pertaining to this segment so stay tuned for more info...
The Duratrax DXR-500 is one of the latest entries into to the RC Bike market and it looks great. This bike is based on the Anderson Racing M5 on-road bike, a unique feature is the rear-wheel gyro which is not common in the on-road bike segment. I am tempted to purchase one to see if it is the real deal or just a basher?
Whether you're battling for racing position or just barreling down the road, the DXR500 on-road motorcycle is easy to drive. An ingenious flywheel gyro holds the bike upright at low speeds and through turns, so you can start slow — and gradually build the skills for full-throttle fun.
Factory-assembled and generously equipped — just add a battery and charger.
Includes a 3800kV brushless motor, 75A brushless ESC and Tactic™ 2.4GHz radio system.
Factory-finished, race-inspired body and driver — available in 4 colors.
Great for both new and experienced drivers!
DTXD04** Length: 16.75 in (425 mm) Width: 4.25 in (110 mm) Height: 11 in (280 mm) RTR Weight: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) Requires: 7.2V NiCd/NiMH or 7.4V LiPo battery & charger
Hold the press....... an option bike is also available and it looks track ready!
As a kid
I always wanted to ride motorcycles and I have been obsessed with motor
sports in general, F1, MotoGP, and NASCAR and so on; anything with a
motor and wheels has my attention. The short version of the story is I did have
an opportunity to ride dirt bikes when I was younger, it was for a
summer and that was it. So when I saw theVenomGPV-1it was love at first sight and I had
to have one.
been in RC for quite some time mostly in the traditional forms of it
like off road, touring cars and air planes. RC bikes are new to me and
very interesting as to their scale details compared to the 1:1 version. After
much research and forum surfing I ordered the GPV-1 last October; I know
it is almost October again and I am now writing this...
I ordered this bike I know the stock electronics weren't going to cut
it so I ordered theTeam NovakMongoose
Brushless Systemand a Venom2S
Lipo battery pack. This setup was selected to keep current with today's RC
trends for run-time; low maintenance and I have always had
success using Team Novak systems throughout the years. Racing the
GPV-1 is not in the cards as there is no organized racing series (or tracks for
that matter) in NY for RC bikes, so this will be strictly for the parking
Testing - Sunny & 70 deg:
Since this is my first opportunity to sample the GPV-1, I am convinced that
going brushless was the right move, what a bike it accelerates like
a missile with the Novak system. On my second battery pack I made a few
adjustments and it was a much better session.
The bike accelerates nice and smooth (after making a few radio adjustments
expo, endpoints, throttle speed), and the Novak system is “SWEET” (did I
mention this already). The first adjustments were thicker shock oil and 1+ mm
of droop. The rear end settled down nicely with more grip in and out of the
The front end has been my challenge; trying the track strait lead to a few
adjustments on the steering-link springs. After finding the sweet spot, I
gained a much better feel coming off the corner onto the straits. My test track
was a clean blacktop with corner dots to make nice infield with two sweeping
corners (I should have mentioned this first).
The only downside was changing the battery pack for the next run; "too
much work Venom". So since I has the bodywork off I decided to make a rake
adjustment to 64 deg. This setup proofed to be great on the sweepers but a
little slow on the infield left and right turns.
Overall I am happy with the GPV-1's performance and the fun I had, it brought
back that first time RC feeling and "I like that".
My addition for RC bikes is growing and I don't want it to end!