Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Team YOKOMO YRX12 released!





Release note:
The YRX12 features an all-new front suspension design. The double wishbone suspension used on previous Yokomo 1/12 chassis’ has been revised to improve high speed cornering as well as ease of set up and maintenance and the new pushrod design has been developed to provide better cornering stability. Adjustable roll centre and track width settings remain for fine tuning of handling balance, whilst the previously used anti-roll bar has been removed to simplify the system and reduce weight. A sliding upper bulkhead arrangement makes adjustments to the caster angle easy, whilst the bulkheads and pivot balls can be spaced up or down to introduce reactive castor to the system and fine tune the roll centre.

Users of the YRX12 will be able to choose between direct or bell crank steering arrangements, with servo mounting hardware included in the kit for both options.


The main chassis features new carbon fibre material and its shape has been designed to increase stiffness. A wheelbase increase of 4mm over the previous R12 model should also contribute to high speed stability, whilst a
bigger bore centre damper improves rear grip with optional length settings to further tune handling balance.

Big bore side dampers are supplied to provide more consistent damping, improved stability throughout cornering and with the ability to run for longer between rebuilds.

An all-new centre pivot housing features a slotted design to eliminate binding in the rear suspension and longer side links provide more grip and smoother roll transition.

The YRX12 also features a new rear pod design with lowered bulkheads and motor mount offset for perfect lateral weight distribution. The open design also makes motor access quick and easy.

New rear wheels feature a more conventional 2.5mm offset to permit use on other manufacturers’ cars and subsequently other manufacturers wheels can also be used on the YRX12. The rear wheel diameter has been decreased by 0.7mm whilst the front wheel diameter is 0.3mm larger.

Team Yokomo drivers have already enjoyed success with the prototype car at races around the world with the following notable results;

  • 2016 JMRCA Japanese Nationals - TQ (T. Ebukuro)
  • 2016 Asian On-Road Championship - 1st (T. Ebukuro)
  • 2016 Reedy 1/12 Race of Champions Invitational Class - 2nd & 5th (T. Ebukuro & M. Stiles)
  • 2016 Reedy 1/12 Race of Champions Open Class - 2nd (N. Kitagawa)
  • 2016 EFRA European Championships Modified Class - 5th (M. Stiles)

Also announced that the current world champion Marc Rheinard will drive this 
YRX12 at next world championship in Beijing in August.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pictures released for Team YOKOMO YD-2

Team YOKOMO has released pictures of their new RWD, YD-2. There will be 2 version: Carbon Fiber chassis and Molded chassis set.












More information will be released soon. Please stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Team YOKOMO YD-4 Hollow Graphite Main Drive Shaft

Part No: YD-644G



It is an optional part for Team YOKOMO YD-4. It is super lightweight and hollow in the middle. By lightening the rotating mass of the main drive shaft, YD-4 gains better acceleration and highly efficiency to the drive train.

Please contact us for details.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Team YOKOMO RWD? YD-2?

It has been a rumor for a while that Team YOKOMO will be releasing their very own RWD car kit. Today, some photos were posted in Facebook. Could this be the one?




Thursday, April 21, 2016

YOKOMO Drift Challenge 2016 @ Singapore


Yokomo Singapore is proud to announce the Yokomo Drift Challenge 2016. Hosted by Lab.Mansion.
Details:
Event : Yokomo Singapore Drift challenge 2016
Date : 07/05/16
Venue : HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier
31 Ah Hood Road Singapore 329979

Event Page: Faceboook Page

We had the great honour to have Bagi san as the chief judge for the event. Please kindly drop by the event page on Facebook to check it out.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

New Chassis and Upperdeck for YOKOMO BD7

Part No: B7-00216H

Hard Chassis (Upper) and Standard Chassis (Below)

Yokomo has released a new carbon chassis designed for tracks with medium to low grip surfaces,
the new chassis which is made from a new carbon weave which is stiffer, however also slightly
thinner than the standard has more cutouts in the center which provides a better-balanced flex front
and rear, resulting in more corner speed and initial steering.


Part No: B7-00316H

High Traction Upper Deck
Yokomo has released a new soft top deck to compliment their Aluminium chassis, The new
softer top deck improves traction and provides a more progressive feel, which translates to
more side bite.

The new top deck proved very successful at the recent ETS in Austria over the weekend,
with both stock and modified drivers preferring the softer top deck with the aluminium chassis
on the ETS carpet.

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