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Old 09-25-2008, 03:36 PM
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We have an unpainted rider figure as well so you can do any color scheme you like with a clear body set. You have to use paint for urathane foam or a urethane based paint. The stock rider foam paint is very durable and holds up to quit a bit of abuse. The figure is very light too.
The RTR kits are shipping as we speak so we expect arrival very soon in early October.
I hope to see a bunch of videos and pics online of people racing and having fun, I cant wait! There are so many option parts for it you can set it up however you like.

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:30 PM
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This arrival you speak of... will this be to hobby shops or to the distributor? And early october being the first week or two????
Old 09-25-2008, 05:43 PM
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The product will arrive here at that time lets say mid Oct and then from there the delivery time will vary depending on how far your dealer is from us. If ordering direct then you will probably get yours a little sooner than others will going through a store.
Old 09-25-2008, 06:11 PM
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I guess you can try and get some sleep now a Chris.
Old 09-25-2008, 06:18 PM
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LOL yeah right, on the to the next thing and so on! No sleep!
Old 09-25-2008, 09:13 PM
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Ah well I guess im going to be waiting a lil longer then since its either coming through GP or Horizon since I know my boss special ordered it through both. I guess I can wait tho its only a few weeks more. O and are the option parts for it gonna be in stock when the bike is available Everytime I go on GP i notice the option parts avail. date matches the new expected arrival date for the bike itself.
Old 09-26-2008, 05:31 PM
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i like pro version thats what i'll wait for
Old 09-27-2008, 12:53 PM
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Yea the fully tricked out bike looks sick....
Old 10-06-2008, 07:47 PM
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Any more news on release date ? ......how about parts availability ?

Better than the thunder tiger ??
Old 10-12-2008, 09:28 PM
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??????????????????.......
Old 10-13-2008, 01:39 AM
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I think we are all in ???? mode.
Old 10-16-2008, 08:07 AM
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I was just looking over the replacement parts on venoms site. We could have built a bike by the time the rtr came in.
Just a thought.
Also as of just now checking their site is down. Hmmmmmmmmmm!!!
Here are some shots Dez took on the track last weekend.
http://www.moto-5.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?p=11216#11216
Old 10-18-2008, 09:53 PM
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The web site still shows AUG for the release date !!
I the name of god, someone should know when to expect them in stores ! [X(]
Old 10-19-2008, 09:58 AM
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The online stores say Early November.
Old 10-20-2008, 03:08 PM
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Finally its great to see a well designed RC bike out there. I never did care much for venom's stuff mostly because of the helis but I'll deffinatly be getting this bike. My friends and I race 1/18 scale on-road with scale speeds and a scale size track with VERY close competition and we have been looking to do the same with motorcycles for a loooooong time (mostly because 80% of us all ride the real ones). So this bike should fit the bill and I hope we all get them soon. It will be really nice if these bikes are good enough to do what we do with the 1/18 scale on-roads here www.harnoishobby.com
Old 10-20-2008, 11:11 PM
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Unless you run your 1:18 cars on a 1:10 track, I think you'll find the Venom GPV-1 much too big. In fact, the smallest track we race our 1:5-scale bikes on is a 1:8-scale car track, but we usually run with the same program the 1:5-scale cars do. Bikes like to have a lot of room, as they don't turn like cars do. I ran the GPV-1 on a 1:10-touring car track in Camarillo, CA yesterday, and it was perfect. But once we start racing them, I expect we'll be needing a lot of turn marshalls.
Old 10-21-2008, 10:16 AM
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Unless you run your 1:18 cars on a 1:10 track, I think you'll find the Venom GPV-1 much too big. In fact, the smallest track we race our 1:5-scale bikes on is a 1:8-scale car track, but we usually run with the same program the 1:5-scale cars do. Bikes like to have a lot of room, as they don't turn like cars do. I ran the GPV-1 on a 1:10-touring car track in Camarillo, CA yesterday, and it was perfect. But once we start racing them, I expect we'll be needing a lot of turn marshalls.
Well we wont be driving it on our 1/18 scale track that one is way to small. We do have a very grippy 60 x 20 ft concrete patch to race on which is a bit small but I've driven the kyosho hang on racer 1/8 bike in the same size area with even less grip. The reason why we haven't raced them yet is we can't stand the designs of them. It looks like the rc manufactures who build the 1/8 scale ones have no idea how a real sport bike works. They usually have way to much rake on the front end and the entire front end rotates to steer which made the bike extremly slow at standing back up exiting corners on the throttle. Now venom has this one with adjustable rake, good steering linkage with a damper, and overall a good easy chassis to work on unlike the kyosho. Also the price tag and a very good stock radio make it hard not to buy.
Old 10-21-2008, 10:31 AM
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We expect the first batch of bikes to arrive the first week of November and then distribution from here to you and dealers will start, I dont have any dates and times for that part, that varies by distance and other factors.
Not much longer guys, sorry for the wait, its almost over!!

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Old 10-21-2008, 11:26 AM
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:25 PM
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thunder tiger bikes are 1/5 this GPV-1 is 1/8 same as Kyosho HangOnRider and the marvel OTO studio bike.
Old 11-04-2008, 12:22 PM
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Bikes have landed in port and are on their way here this week for distribution. I expect you should see the bikes start to show up to fill orders and in stores by next week.

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Old 11-04-2008, 05:48 PM
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Sounds great! I can't wait to get mine.
Old 11-05-2008, 10:37 PM
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Street price?
Old 11-06-2008, 07:49 AM
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last we heard from our LHS it was $229.99
Old 11-06-2008, 06:18 PM
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The bikes are shipping today and tomorrow from here so you guys will see them trickle in next week and so on! More and more on the way so dont worry they are moving quickly to fill orders.

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