Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit by Tamiya

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The Tamiya Grasshopper Off-Road Buggy Kit is an iconic model and was the "first kit" owned by many modern day enthusiasts. The Grasshopper first made its appearance in R/C stores in 1984 and was based on the single seat buggies seen tearing-up dirt tracks across the U.S. in the 80's. Easy to assemble and easy to drive, the lightweight Grasshopper was an instant hit. Packed with all the fantastic features found on the original kit, this fun 2WD buggy is a blast on both off-road and on-road tracks. 

The perfect combination of simple assembly and tough exterior is what made the Grasshopper so special. Durable plastic body is fastened to bathtub resin monocoque chassis by screws, creating a solid frame that can absorb any type of rough handling. Off-road tracks can be tackled with ease thanks to coil spring dampers, and independent swing axle front and rigid axle rear suspension. A sealed gearbox keeps the dirt and stones out of the differential and gears for smooth driving and cornering. Paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires combine with 3-piece assembly type wheels provide excellent grip on dirt tracks. Plus, the half-body driver figure, affectionately referred to as Frank Evans adds that finishing touch to a classic R/C car. 



  • Updated version includes 380 motor and 101BK ESC
  • Redesigned stickers
  • Original tires and driver figure for an authentic look
  • Sealed rear gearbox protects gear differential during off-road running
  • Independent swing axle front suspension, rolling rigid axle rear suspension
  • 380 type motor (chassis compatible with 540 type motor - sold separately)

Construction type: kit
Terrain use: off-road
Drive-train: 2WD RWD
Drive type: gearbox
Drive line: solid axle
Differential type: gear
Suspension: independent front/solid axle rear
Steering mechanism: direct servo
Shock damper: friction damper
Shock damper material: plastic
Tire type: rubber
Tire tread: Paddle rear, smooth front
Body material:
Chassis material: plastic
Electronic Speed Control (ESC): included
ESC model: TEU-101BK
LED Light buckets: no
LED lights: no
Motor: 380-brushed type
Bearings: metal and plastic bushings
Adjustable camber: fixed
Adjustable toe angles: front only
Adjustable ground clearance: fixed
Adjustable gear ratio: fixed
Adjustable wheelbase: fixed
Adjustable track width: fixed
Adjustable shock angle: fixed
Length: 389mm
Width: 223mm
Height: 135mm
Weight: 830g


  • Grasshopper kit
  • TEU-101BK ESC
  • 380-Brushed motor

Needed to Complete:

  • 2 Channel Radio System
  • 7.2V NiMh Battery Pack
  • NiMh Battery Charger
  • Steering Servo
  • Polycarbonate Paint for Body
  • AA Batteries for Transmitter
  • Tools for Assembly

This product was added to our catalog on March 18, 2016.