Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy w/2.4GHz Radio

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The Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy contains the same DNA as the competition level model that competes at the highest level in major 1/8 scale electric buggy races around the world. To keep pace with the rapidly changing race scene, this latest evolution ensures the MP9e Evo has the latest racing technology needed to win.

Based on the competition-level MP9e Evo, this “MP9e Evo. V2” Readyset package represents excellent performance value. While maintaining the exceptional flat maneuverability and aerial control of the previous model, the chassis layout of the MP9e incorporates improved balance for even greater control. The aero body has been designed specially for this electric racing buggy to deliver critical elements such as steering, traction and rough track stability. At the heart of the MP9e is the KYOSHO SPEED HOUSE brushless motor and ESC. This factory-finished Readyset package contains nearly everything needed to hit the track; all you need to add is a charged battery to the chassis and batteries for the transmitter! 

 

Features:
  • Rib reinforced long front suspension arms from the Inferno TKI4 realize superior steering response. Front hub carriers with wider 17.5° caster angle also contribute to improved running stability.
  • In addition to lower center of gravity from the lower position of the battery, the belt fastening doesn’t affect the chassis flex that contributes to roll and pitch.
  • Fully assembled chassis with completed body in a Readyset includes everything except battery for the chassis, battery charger and batteries for the transmitter.
  • Equipped with KYOSHO SPEED HOUSE brushless motor and ESC for dynamic power and performance.
  • High torque KS5031-09MW waterproof steering servo included.
  • Equipped with stabilizers that reduces roll during cornering and contributes to improved steering response.
  • Allows precise setting adjustment of wheelbase, tread, toe angle, camber angle, caster angle and roll center etc.
  • *Dust guards equipped on rear suspension arms to minimize interference with the drive system.
  • Full ball bearing specifications.
  • Compatible with most optional parts for the Inferno MP9.
Specifications:
Length: 490mm
Width: 307mm
Height: 180mm
Wheelbase: 325mm (can be adjusted with rear hub collar)
Tread (F/R): 254mm
Tires (F/R): 116×44mm
Weight: 3370g (approx.)
Motor: KYOSHO SPEED HOUSE TORX 8+ 2300Kv Brushless Motor

Includes:
  • Completed chassis with R/C radio installed
  • Pre-cut and colored printed body
  • KYOSHO SPEED HOUSE brushless motor & ESC installed
  • Syncro KT-331P transmitter
  • 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0mm L type hexagonal wrench
  • Cross wrench (large)
  • 17mm wheel wrench
Needed to Complete:
  • (4) AA batteries for the transmitter
  • (2) 7.4 or 7.2V batteries or 14.8 brick pack for chassis
  • Charger for chassis batteries

This product was added to our catalog on October 16, 2020

Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 28 2022 (8 months ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
I'm reviewing both the strengths and weaknesses of the MP9e Evo. I wish we could post pictures with our reviews so I could post photos of the parts that've broken over time, but alas, there's no way to do it, yet.

First off, let me say that the MP9e Evo is an amazing 8th-scale buggy, but there are components that will bend and break, unfortunately. The Evo is slightly more expensive than many of the competitors in this class, but that said, I'd reckon it's in the mid-range cost-wise; you're paying for a superior build and performance. Box stock, I can say without question that it's a race-ready machine. It floats like a dream and the components are well designed and strong, but not invincible. The handling in the air was the most impressive thing to me during the first practice laps at the track.

My setup is as follows:
-Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Buggy
-ProTek LiHV 5600mAh, 4s, 15.2V, 100c Batteries (unavailable currently) + Protek Prodigy 625 Charger
-ProTek RC Low Profile 5mm "Super Bullet" Solid Gold Connectors (2 Male).
* Before operating I soldered 5mm 'Super Bullets' vs. using Dean's plugs and the Y-Cable that comes standard *

The MP9e Evo rips, but I exchanged the stock pinion gear for a Robinson Racing 16T mod 1 steel gear. It's remarkably faster and stronger than the stock pinion. 3-teeth broke off the stock pinion and so it needed to be replaced. I'd expect this to happen to anyone who drives regularly or races off-road. Cornering is sharp and the servo is wicked fast for a stock buggy, and because of the wide and low-profile chassis, it's easy to control when cornering. The hardware on the Evo are Philips head screws, so I replaced them with stainless steel hexes as I worked. Every time I wrenched I'd swap out the old with the new (MP9e Evo RC Screwz). Hexes are a personal preference but for racing my thought is that they're better.

The negative aspects of the buggy are that things inevitably break. If you're told that nothing breaks or needs upgrading on the vehicle, don't listen to the bull. These little buggies go r-e-a-l-l-y fast and jump r-e-a-l-l-y far/high, so what do you expect? It was approximately 5-months into owning the vehicle when this stuff started happening, so that's a huge win by comparison to other manufacturers' rigs.

Some people have noted the front of the chassis can bend and break, though that hasn't happened to me, thank goodness. I already mentioned that the teeth of the pinion gear shattered. The center driveshafts bent, both the long and short ones; this happened at approximately the same time. I assume that when one went (the longer one), so did the shortie. That's with regular use at the track on the weekends. Next, the front and rear driveshafts bent. The front was severe enough that the bent shaft scraped against the shock spring and left blue paint on them. The rear was less severe but yet they still bent to the point the rig wasn't drivable. The front kingpins became loose as well, (this happened to me several times before I figured out what to do), and as a result, the driveshaft popped out of the front differential outdrive during a race. You'll want to apply a fair amount of blue Loctite to the kingpins before driving the Evo, that's the trick! The outdrives will be worn to the point you need to replace them at the same time the rest of this stuff happens. It's all interconnected so it makes sense that the components went out together. And finally, the front and rear suspension towers bent due to repetitive jumping.

Always make a mental note to keep an eye on this stuff and avoid further harm to your Evo. Pay attention to the sound of the machine as you're racing and if anything feels off, shut it down. That's how I figured out the driveshafts bent because they were rubbing on the suspension springs, I.e., NOT GOOD TO HEAR! The final drawback is that finding parts can be difficult. A multitude of parts is out of stock regularly. You have to pay attention to the product pages to catch them at times. The aftermath of the COVID pandemic continues to wreak havoc on supply and demand, but that's not AMain Hobbies fault. They're the absolute best in the business, even compared to companies outside the RC industry. Best customer service in decades! Most hobby shops don't typically carry the parts you'll need, so I'm thankful for AMain which allows for preorders/backorders, even if it takes some time. AMain has more specialty parts than any other local hobby shop and/or online retailer also. The parts can be spendy but to reiterate my previous sentiment, you're paying for quality.

To close, I'm certain additional problems will arise in terms of broken components, so I'll update the review consistently, as I always do with mine. I think quality reviews should offer fellow consumers a fair breakdown of what to expect with their new toys, especially when considering the copious hard-earned funds we spend on the gadgets. Feeding the addiction! Compared to other vehicles at this price point, scale, and caliber, Kyosho has easily outdone the competitors. Overall, despite the replacement parts and occasional headaches, the MP9e Evo gets 5-of-5 stars. Well done Kyosho!
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Dec 15 2020 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
I bought the 1st version MP 9 e evo ready set in May; I bought the V2, ( which has some nice upgrades) for my son in November. I’ve put at the minimum of at least 15 hours on this buggy and it has been bulletproof! This is a great Buggy for anyone looking for to start racing or just Bash! I can’t recommend this car enough! Yes it’s a bit pricey, but you are getting Kyosho quality and a racing pedigree! Five stars!!!
Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 6 2022 (6 months ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
I've had my eye on this for a while since I have the inferno st nitro and it is awesome I'm no racer or pro rc driver but I'm sure glad I got this mp9e. So far i have about 45 minutes on a 3s 5300 gens ace and 30 minutes on 4s 5000 gens ace battery's barely fit in the car but are doable for some reason I couldn't find and info on battery size. This car is a beast on 4s and I have to say durable also as my nephew ran it on 4s and he has yet to learn throttle control and likes to hit jumps so it's been flipped, crashed and ran into things so far nothing has broken! Awesome car! And Amain ships quickly
Verified Owner
Sunday, May 9 2021 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
Ordered back in Jan 2021. My 3rd vehicle from Kyosho. Compare with my previous MP-5 nitro buggy, this one is a RTR, had being running this at local track for past 3 months, no issues!!
Added few upgrades, such like additional differential gears, stock only had 2 planetary gears on all 3 diffs. Shock boots to protect dirt and mud.

Future upgrades might be the center universal shafts, rear universal drive shafts.
Verified Owner
Friday, Feb 12 2021 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
Great 1/8th scale e-buggy! Amain shipped super fast had it within 4 days. I upgraded steering servo, added receiver for my futaba controller, heat sink with 2 fans to keep motor cool, purchased 2 venom 4s 5000 mah batteries and this bad boy has been flawless at my local track. Will upgrade motor and escape once it goes but for now its doing a great job. I highly recommend! Especially if your new to electric like myself.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 12 2021 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
My first electric buggy and so excited to bash this one! Very fast and nimble! Still tweaking transmitter settings, but having too much fun ripping this buggy!!
Saturday, Dec 5 2020 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
If it’s anything like the nitro version infernal it’s going to be great can’t wait to get it?
Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 19 2021 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
Love it! Real durable, good for clay track racing and jumping.
Verified Owner
Monday, May 2 2022 (7 months ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
Very fragile. Can’t get a battery pack through it without failures. Chassis bent from general use. Stay away from this buggy
Verified Owner
Monday, Nov 22 2021 (about a year ago)
Kyosho Inferno MP9e Evo V2 Readyset 1/8 4WD Brushless Electric Buggy
I really appreciated you as a seller
But 126,97 USD taxes in addition to my purchase are definitely too much
Kind regards