Desert Buggy XL 4WD RTR 1/5 Scale Buggy by Losi w/DX2E 2.4GHz Transmitter

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This is the Losi Desert Buggy XL Ready to Run 4WD 1/5 Scale Buggy. The Losi® Desert Buggy XL™ makes its presence known with its enormous size and a roaring 23cc gasoline engine. The engineers at Losi designed this 1/5th-scale powerhouse to withstand the rigors of intense off-road driving with a 4WD drivetrain and heavy-duty construction that pulverizes the terrain at ballistic speeds. With a rigid injection molded roll cage built on a reinforced 5mm aluminum chassis, the Desert Buggy XL can withstand the punishment of the most brutal driving styles. The Desert Buggy XL is also in for the long haul with a large-capacity gas tank that provides over 40 minutes of relentless action on a full tank. When maintenance is a necessity, the roll cage can be removed for easy access to the chassis. The Losi Desert Buggy XL vehicle is large scale RC driving excitement at its most satisfying.


  • Full 4WD capabilities
  • Pull start 23cc gasoline engine
  • Machined ring and pinion gear
  • 740cc gas tank
  • Integrated adjustable servo saver
  • 5mm aluminum chassis
  • Dual disk brakes
  • Sealed differentials
  • Spektrum™ DX2E 2.4GHz radio system included

Type: 4WD RTR Off-Road Gas Buggy
Scale: 1/5
Length: 30.75 in (781mm)
Width: 19.1 in (485.1mm)
Height: 12.25 in (311.1mm)
Ground Clearance: 3.1 in (78.7mm)
Wheelbase: 22.0 (558.8mm)
Weight: 28.7 lb (13.01 kg)
Chassis: 4mm Plate, 6061-T6 Aluminum
Suspension: Independent
Drivetrain: 4WD
Tire Type: All-Terrain 7.8 in (198.1mm) Diameter
Motor or Engine: 23cc CY Engine
Radio: Spektrum DX2E 2-Channel
Servos: Installed
Batteries: Dynamite 1700 mah Receiver Pack
Wheel Size: 4.75 in (120.65mm)
Shock Type: Oil-Filled, Coil-over Springs
Body: Panels, Silkdcreened
Ball Bearings: Full Ball Bearing Drivetrain
Fuel Tank Capacity: 740cc
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No

Needed To Complete:

  • 87–93 Octane Gasoline
  • 2-Cycle Oil
  • Gas Can
  • Battery Charger

This product was added to our catalog on December 23, 2013.

Edwin Kriegel
Monday, Sep 8 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Losi Desert Buggy XL 4WD RTR 1/5 Scale Buggy
This is my 1st 1/5th scale RC. I love it. It is very durable and tons of fun. I can drive it all over town and barely go through a half-tank of 93 octane. I have a couple of issues to note that I do not like. The shocks are extremely weak, and there is almost no rebound at all. It bottoms out way to easy. I need to rebuild the shocks, and think I want to try stronger spring rates. Tuning the engine was a pain. From the get-go there was no bottom end. It would bog down up until about 40% then it would take off like a rocket, but I finally think I have it where I want it. Acceleration isn't the greatest, but it's not bad. With a Jetpro exhaust, it will keep up with a friend's 5ive-T with larger engine and tuned pipe. The tires have way too much sidewall flex. Cornering at any speed looks like I have flat tires. Doesn't feel like there is any foam in them, but there is, and it is very thick. The rubber itself is very soft and plyable. I would recommend better inserts with the stock tires. I am putting on a set of stock 5ive-T tires using the DBXL's stock foam inserts, and there is a huge difference in tire flex.

Overall this is a great vehicle with tons of potential. I have a DDM 29cc big bore kit to install on the engine, and need to replace a bent front hinge pin brace and bent front swaybar. (Hit an embankment at 75% throttle). Those are cheap to replace. About $12 each.)
Verified Owner
Sunday, Aug 31 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Losi Desert Buggy XL 4WD RTR 1/5 Scale Buggy
A pretty good entry level 5th scale buggy. It is fast enough for a beginner to R/C, but some will find the stock motor lacks the acceleration they might want. A tuned pipe does help, but not as much as I would have liked. It is very controllable over jumps and over all just easy to drive. I have tumbled and flipped this buggy several times with no breakage so far. It seems fairly durable but I have had a couple issues with mine that I will blame on quality control or poor design choices. The throttle linkage screw backed out after around two tanks of fuel, and the kill switch on the side stopped working after just a couple heat cycles of the motor. Both were easy and cheap to fix.)