NEW Venom 1/8th RTR Bike, the GPV-1 from CML! - RC Groups
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Apr 23, 2008, 04:01 AM
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NEW Venom 1/8th RTR Bike, the GPV-1 from CML!

You gotta check this out, the new 1/8th GPV-1 RTR, straight from the box, proper forks and shock with Teflon pistons and O ring seals, carbon frame with adjustable rake angles, twin spring steering and steering damper like a 1/5th bike, ballraced chassis driveline and wheels, seperate layshaft and swing arm pivots etc etc etc. in six pre-painted colour combinations.

Coming Mid July from CML Distribution

More info on Venom web site soon

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Apr 23, 2008, 05:46 AM
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I can't find it on the website,

beautiful indeed....

Any more info? motor, esc, price, etc....
Apr 23, 2008, 06:31 AM
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Apr 23, 2008, 07:29 AM
Classic minis rock!!
-EDIT- its $229 on the venom website pre order! so by time its gets here 150 i bet !!! and it looks like it has not got mechanical breaks where as my oto bike has 3 lol are they not needed on an electric bike so much?? atleast being smae scale as oto bike could race together and being cheaper and smaller than 1/5th might mean more about so more racing!!! -

Wow that does look good like the oto bike i have but carbon chassis! though it seems its not full carbon but a mix of glass and carbon!

Be interesting to see how much these go for! I reckon around 150-200
Which RTR will be well cheap! looks like brushed set up to not brushless like the oto bike, still might be able to nab a rider from it, made of neo foam so might crash well lol!!


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Apr 23, 2008, 08:39 AM
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will my mamba fit in it?
Apr 23, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Wow this is something that was kept silent for a long time....
Apr 23, 2008, 09:04 AM
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Yeah, Chris has played it close to his chest. But it is nice to be surprised every now and then. Where are you, Chris?
Apr 23, 2008, 10:08 AM
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SURPRISE!!!! hahaha Yeah this has been eating at me for quite some time so here it is the Venom Racing GPV1. It has an available front disc brake kit, carbon fiber race chassis with more geometry choices and lots of alloy option parts including a fork set with adjustable external preload. I can go on and on this bike is feature packed. I'll let you guys explore it and ask questions. More info is coming out, there is a video on our site as well.


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Apr 23, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Its been hard to keep this under wraps for so long!!
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Apr 23, 2008, 10:25 AM
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Wow this is super cool. It looks like quite a lot of developement went into this product.
Will there be a non RTR version available?
Of course I must have one but with so many colors to choose from how will I know If I get the right one.

Whoa my jaw just hit the ground......
$229.00 US RTR, How did you guys pull that off?
And what is the number to preorder?
Last edited by stubbyphilips; Apr 23, 2008 at 10:36 AM.
Apr 23, 2008, 11:24 AM
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LOL yep, pretty affordable for all that you get for sure.

800-705-0620 or or your local hobby shop Venom Authorized Dealer.
Race Kit only might happen.

Go to this link on here for more info
Apr 23, 2008, 11:50 AM
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you sneaky son of a.....
Apr 23, 2008, 11:52 AM
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hey! lol I know but here it is!

Since I know you guys are going to ask here is the info for the racers out there...
Yes it will accept a Mamba BL system
You can use a wide range of Mini servos, the servo mounts have ample space and adjustment for any digital to analog servos.
The brake kit comes with our own micro servo but again if you wish you can use one of your own.
We offer a range of pinion gears and two optional spur gears, 60T, 62T and 64T is standard
The V5 compound tires are very soft and good for most surfaces but you have to get your hands on the V1 and V3 comps they are very sticky!

I have tested the bike up to real high speeds with an 8000Kv motor and I have to say for ease of use and driving something in the 5-6000Kv range is all you need and wheelies are very easy on command...and leaned over! The front end is planted and you can power slide the rear if you wish. It drives very well plus you can change the rake and wheelbase and ride height and even the down travel of the swing arm. Tons of tuning options if you cant find grip...well lets just leave it at that! lol

Last edited by Chris Nicastro; Apr 23, 2008 at 12:06 PM.
Apr 23, 2008, 12:02 PM
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Despite Jimmy's and my poking and prodding, you didn't give in one bit! Congratulations on your release and I hope you sell a TON of them!
Apr 23, 2008, 12:04 PM
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Yeah well done for keeping us in suspenders Chris, been a long time waiting to release details and I bet a lot of people like I am, are very excited about it, Venom GPV-1 are the first true RTR 1/8th race bikes!

This is going to be huge! Best book early!

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