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Sep 08, 2017, 10:02 AM
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Tamiya Trike

I've always wanted Tamiya to release an rc motorcycle and I think this is as close as they ever come. Tamiya being Tamiya, it's totally unique and weird and neat and cute all at the same time. 4 AA batteries means it must be pretty tiny, hopefully it'll also be pretty cheap, become popular with the masses and get other companies involved in a motorcycle-like form factor. But that's what all rc motorcycle fans have been hoping for like forever. I'd want it to be a kit, that's asking for way too much, it's going be an RTR, who cares, at least it's something new that's very interesting on the market. please please hope this is not a fake rumor or that they don't cancel it!

Tamiya 57405 R/C Trike (product name is tentative)
Prepare for a whole new world of Tamiya R/C fun with this all-action, lean-turn trike model!
The rear section is comprised of a motor and gear case, and the front section houses the R/C equipment and battery.
The polycarbonate body is inspired by trikes such as those used for everyday deliveries in Japan. Enhanced enjoyment of running by a comical polycarbonate body handled by Atsuo Ario and a doll wearing a helmet.
★ Features a link between servo and support arms to ensure that the model can right itself in the event it overturns.
★ Use 4 AA batteries or Tamiya LF 1100 batteries for power supply.
★ Combination with FineSpec 2.4G propo set (with TRE-01) is recommended.
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Sep 08, 2017, 01:38 PM
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I would SO want to race one of those!!!!!
Sep 08, 2017, 05:59 PM
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Yes, yes I want one too.
Sep 08, 2017, 09:25 PM
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Looks like Wild Willy's got a new bag!
Sep 08, 2017, 10:17 PM
So is this a photo of them from an earlier post?
Sep 29, 2017, 02:18 PM
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Tamiya Dancing Rider (57405)

Looks like it's going to be available in kit form!

Last edited by specriv; Dec 14, 2017 at 07:28 PM.
Oct 02, 2017, 04:19 PM
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Looks like it is inspired on the Carver....
Oct 02, 2017, 07:36 PM
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That Carver thing is really cool but much more complicated and very racy.

Here's some pics and an article about Japanese delivery trikes.
Oct 03, 2017, 03:25 AM
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Ugly but seems like fun!
Oct 10, 2017, 01:18 PM
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this has "need a brushless" written all over it

tom4, need one
Last edited by tom4; Oct 11, 2017 at 11:12 AM. Reason: typo
Nov 13, 2017, 09:21 AM
RC is great fun!
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New video:
TAMIYA 1/8 R/C Dancing Rider(T3-01) タミヤ ダンシングライダー (2 min 29 sec)
Nov 13, 2017, 12:08 PM
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Has potential to be a sidecar racer, or just a race kit built into it. And we will have to change to direct steering and USD's, brushless motor...etc.
Dec 25, 2017, 05:18 AM
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I had to order one, of course! I ordered from Wheel Spin Models in the UK. It was listed as "availability on or after Dec 22", but it was SHIPPED on Dec. 21!!! So, I am (not so!) patiently waiting for the DPD guy to ring my bell and deliver!!!
(Tracking the package says it will arrive around Jan. 5... We will see... )

I have decided on a normal slow-ish steering servo and a brushed ESC, both from an HPI RTR Sprint2 (car) model I have... Also, from that car will come the 2-channel RTR radio for starters.

As for batteries, I hope the kit will have the 4-cell AA battery thing in it, because the Tamiya LiFe battery is absurdly expensive.
I have some small 1300mah 2S Lipos, which MAY fit in there too! I am also looking locally for some LiFe batteries to fit.

Oh, I have found the manuals, too, for anyone interested!


It will be a happy change from the racing (almost-) RTR rc bikes, for once! Not that I'm complaining, of course, since we all do our own servicing on those racing bikes, disassembling and maintaining them with NO MANUAL, with our eyes closed, one hand tied behind our back etc, but still... to build a kit using a manual, starting from scratch, is an art almost lost in these days!!!

Typical of Tamiya, there are plastic bushings everywhere, so first thing to upgrade will be to convert to ball bearings, of course! Shame the dimensions are not specified in the manuals...

And then... I have to dig out my philips screwdrivers!!! Forget the allen keys for a change!!! This is Tamiya, remember!

As for the power... I'm not sure I would go for a brushless set... After all, I guess, like the Kyosho HOR bikes, the fun is not exactly in the speed. For that we have the 1/5th scale bikes!

I guess it will be fun!

Watch this space!!!

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