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Old 12-12-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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Default New Kyosho Kart!

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Birel 1/5-scale Racing Kart



Kyosho was the first to bring racing karts to the RC market back in the 70's. There was also a second-generation kart from the early 90's. The Birel R31-SE is a third generation kart that sets a new standard for scale appearance and performance.



The Kyosho Birel 1/5 Racing Kart is a scale replica of the popular R31-SE kart used in international FIA competition, where many Formula 1 drivers got their start in racing. The Kyosho Racing Kart features scale bodywork and graphics identical to that of the full-size racing kart. Its factory assembled, so with some minor prep work, the R31 is ready to go in a very short time! The extreme performance and thrill of karting can now be experienced again with this latest generation replica of the famous Birel kart.



The R31 features a unique drivetrain identical to that of the full-size kart with a 2wd solid axle. This drive system along with the rigid suspension is what gives these high-performance karts such blistering performance, often rivaling that of many full-blown racecars. This is not just a fun model for beginners Ė it does feature an easy-to-start GZ15 engine and some basic chassis adjustments, but like the full-size kart, its performance is explosive, so it can capture the imagination of a wide range of enthusiasts from beginners to experts.



KEY FEATURES

■ Fully replicated 1/5th scale model of the Birel R31-SE

■ The Kyosho R31 is a perfect hybrid between the full-size kart and RC with trailing steering knuckles, belt drive system, and T-bar rear suspension.

■ Paint scheme replicates the actual Birel graphics and color.

■ The chassis features a super low center of gravity and itís tuned for direct, responsive steering feel just like the full-size kart.

■ Newly developed exhaust pipe allows smooth but powerful acceleration and top speed.

■ Rear disc brake provides excellent stopping power and the ability to get the kart to rotate better in the corners.

■ Outer body parts made from durable, flexible material thatís designed to withstand hard impacts.

■ Equipped with powerful, reliable GZ15 engine that features a two-needle slide carburetor for precise fuel metering, and durable, high-performance ABC construction.

■ Equipped with true-to-scale scale rubber tires featuring high-grip rubber, so the kart not only looks great, it also has great traction and superior handling.

■ Flip-top 75cc fuel tank allows for quick refills while the engine is running, so you can keep running for as long as you like.

■ Two shoe tunable clutch provides a great balance of smooth and strong acceleration, and can be modified with optional clutch springs to tune for conditions.

■ Various optional parts are scheduled to be released.







Specifications:

Length: 16.73 in. (425 mm)

Width:

■ Front: 10.55 in. (268 mm)

■ Rear: 11.89 in. (302 mm)

Height: 7.8 in. (198 mm)

Wheelbase: 10.24 in. (260 mm)

Tread:

■ Front: 9.37 in. (238 mm)

■ Rear: 10.12 in. (257 mm)

Tire size:

■ Front: 2.2x1.18 in. (56x30 mm)

■ Rear: 2.28x1.77 in. (58x45 mm)

Gear Ratio: 4.15:1

Weight: approx. X lbs. XX oz. (2100 g)

Engine: GZ15 ABC Pull-start

Fuel tank:

■ Type: Quick fill w/primer pump

■ Capacity: 75cc

Scale: 1:5



Required for operation

Twelve AA-size alkaline or rechargeable batteries for TX/RX

Two D-size alkaline or rechargeable batteries for glow plug igniter

Model fuel (20~30% nitro)
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:39 AM   #3
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I used to have their older kart that was made in the 90s when I was running a lot of on-road racing. A few buds and I would run the snot out of these things when we weren't racing at the track and they were a blast. Real simple and a hell of a lot of fun.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:52 AM   #4
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Received an e-mail from somebody at Kyosho and they should be released to the US in March 2009. From what I've read the pricing looks to be 299.00 Euros (which should be $387.00 US dollars). Looks promising.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:06 AM   #5
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sweet, wonder if the head and arms move like on thier last kart
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:27 AM   #6
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neat! nice engineering
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:11 AM   #7
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Part number; 31315T1-B
ReadySet 1/5 GP 2WD Racing Kart Birel R31-SE W/GZ15

Available: March 2009
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That is great! I'm sure I will have them by March 2009.
Tim, I'll be at the door that morning of release to pick them up
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LOL! Open Open Open!
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Think we can get a class of these at Toledo? These look like fun.
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Does the head and arms move running and turning?I want one
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Think we can get a class of these at Toledo? These look like fun.
..Hey Brady.....you're still lurking here....i have seen the older karts on Ebay but guys want to much for one...........Brady, if you get one, i'm buying one also...........would make for a cool cheap class.........cheap AND on-road?------
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Still lurking and still wanting to join the fun. Once Obama takes away my ability to buy more guns and ammo I guess I'll have the money to buy a car.
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Still lurking and still wanting to join the fun. Once Obama takes away my ability to buy more guns and ammo I guess I'll have the money to buy a car.
Sounds like SOUR GAPES to me. Isn't that the great thing about democracy, when 8 million more people do not agree with you.
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Sounds like SOUR GAPES to me. Isn't that the great thing about democracy, when 8 million more people do not agree with you.
This is a RC forum so I'll keep this short and polite. 72% of Americans in the latest surveys believe the 2nd Ammendmant is an individual right and should be protected. I also fall in the newest revision of "rich" and don't feel like loosing another 7% of my income to help those that voted for the rich to take care of them.


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