Bandit Buggy RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & Wall Charg by Traxxas

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This product was added to our catalog on January 29, 2008.

The Traxxas Bandit™ redefines traditional buggy performance by creating a whole new class of Extreme Sports Buggy™. Bandit offers the highest levels of speed, action, and fun that will easily make it one of your favorites for all kinds of R/C driving excitement. The lightweight Bandit chassis is loaded with an aggressive Titan® 12-Turn modified motor and a high-current XL-5 Electronic Speed Control that deliver lightning-fast acceleration and incredible 35+mph performance.

Pull the trigger and Bandit rips massive rooster tails, soars over giant jumps, and lays down the power for pure performance and excitement at every turn. Bandit is infused with the latest tech including the patent-pending Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch and all-new Alias™ high-performance 2.2" racing tires. The advanced dual-pin rear, and ribbed front tread designs are engineered to work with our exclusive rubber compounds for superior off-road traction and directional control.

New industry standard 2.2" mirror-chrome Tracer™ wheels open the door to a wide range of tire options, including the new Traxxas Anaconda 2.2" street treads. Jump it. Race it. Crash it. Bandit’s legendary durability leaves everything else behind. Bandit is built Traxxas Tough™ to keep you off the workbench and deep in the fun zone. Plus, it’s upgradeable with a full line of Traxxas factory parts and accessories for custom performance and personalization.

  • Titan® 12-Turn 550 modified motor
  • XL-5 Electronic Speed Control
  • New gray parts, body graphics
  • Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch. (patent pending)
  • Alias™ step-pin rear tires (glued), Alias ribbed front tires
  • Powder coated white springs
  • The ESC and receiver mount directly to chassis
  • Included optional 31-tooth pinion gear
  • New easy on/off wing mounting
  • Includes 7-Cell NiMH 3000mAh Traxxas Battery & Wall Charger

Length: 16.25 inches (413mm)
Front Track: 9.84 inches (250mm)
Rear Track: 9.84 inches (250mm)
Weight: 48oz (1.36k)
Height (overall): 7 inches (178mm)
Wheelbase: 11.25 inches (286mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XXLong
Front Tires: Alias™ Ribbed 2.2"
Rear Tires: Alias™ Step-Pin 2.2"
Front Wheels: 2.2" Mirror-Chome (Tracer™)
Rear Wheels: 2.2" Mirror-Chome (Tracer™)
Speed Control Type: XL-5™ Electronic Speed Control
Motor (electric): Titan® 12T 550 (12-turn 550)
Gear Ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 10.17)
Differential Type: Planetary Steel Gear
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Transmission: Magnum 272™
Steering: Bellcrank
Chassis Type: Modified Tub
Chassis Material: Fiber-Composite
Top Speed: 35+mph

Items Needed for Completion:

  • 8 AA Batteries for Radio

Stanislaw Rogalski
Thursday, Nov 29 2012 (about 4 years ago)
Traxxas Bandit Buggy RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & Wall Charg
Bought the XL5 Bandit roughly 2 years ago after seeing it in a hobby shop window. My last car years ago was the Tyco/Metro Jet Hopper so this reminded me of it big time!.

Bought it and have spent many $$ doing it up to my liking, such a great variety of parts and motor options if you get used to the stock brushed set up.

Worth buying for a first car for your kids, or even yourself if your starting out.

Comes with a metal cogged gearbox so its brushless ready when you decide to update motors etc.

Highly recommend! :)

Buy one and make it yours!

There's so many upgrades etc available you'll spend hours working out what you want ! :))
Isaac Im
Verified Owner
Thursday, Oct 20 2011 (about 5 years ago)
Traxxas Bandit Buggy RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & Wall Charg
This thing is beast! it is practically a rocket! Soft shocks, nice speed, this has everything! Super good!)
Jordan Williams
Friday, May 27 2011 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Bandit Buggy RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & Wall Charg
I have been in the hobby for 5 years now and this was my first real rc car, i never got any upgrades for it untill i got a traxxas rustler VXL and that blows this away big time obviously! i got heaps of upgrades for the rustler and swaped the motor and ESC into this and i smoked the diff, so it cant handle the brushless power (i wasnt even using lipo) but anyway great car for beginners 5/5 for that 'great buggy crashed it ALOT and never broke, still got it to in my collection of about 9 cars 5 years later)
Marcus Henning
Sunday, Sep 5 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Bandit Buggy RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & Wall Charg
This was my first rc and I loved it. Bought it new from ebay. It took tons of punishment around the track and the only problem I had was a rear tire getting ripped to shreds when I hung it up in a wall. The only gripe I have about it is I wish the front tires were a bit bigger so that it would corner a little faster.)
Alan Howells
Friday, May 30 2008 (about 9 years ago)
Traxxas Bandit Buggy RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & Wall Charg
Bought it for my son and he loves it. So durable and parts are so cheap and after market parts are everywhere)