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

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Tamiya Grasshopper - Legendary Chassis with Iconic Body

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.

About The Grasshopper

ABS Hard Body

The ABS body comes in unpainted white and is ready to receive your own paint job and selected decals. The body also allows for depictions of a roll cage and large light pods. Experienced hobby enthusiasts will love the attention to detail added around driver figure while entry level enthusiasts will love the ease of assembly.

Performance Drivetrain

The perfect combination of simple assembly and tough exterior is what made the Grasshopper so special. The durable plastic body is fastened to a 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 combined with 3-piece assembly type wheels provide excellent grip on dirt tracks.

Included Electronics

This kit includes a potent Hobbywing 1060 Brushed ESC and a 380-size brushed motor. The compact ESC boasts extreme performance, complemented by a built-in capacitor module for efficient power delivery. With exceptional current endurance capability, easily configurable parameters using ESC jumpers, and automatic throttle range calibration for user-friendly setup, the Quicrun 1060 stands out. Its impressive built-in BEC output capacity, built-in capacitor, and IP-67 waterproof rating further elevate its reliability, making it a top-tier choice for enthusiasts seeking optimal performance in their RC adventures.


  • Durable plastic body
  • Rear wheel drive chassis
  • Independent swing axle front and rigid axle rear suspension
  • Durable friction dampers
  • Sealed gearbox is equipped with a gear differential
  • Paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires
  • Includes a HobbyWing THW 1060 Brushed Motor ESC (2-3S) with Tamiya Connector
  • Includes a 380-type motor

Connector Information

When upgrading to a high current LiPo battery, it is recommended to also upgrade your battery connector. We recommend using an XT60 or T-Style connector for this application. Please check out the video below to learn how to solder on a T-Style connector.


  • (1) Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit
  • (1) 1060 Hobbywing ESC with Tamiya Connector
  • (1) 380 Motor
  • Manual

Needed To Complete:

  • 2 Channel Radio System
  • (1) Standard or Low-profile Steering servo
  • (1) 7.2V NiMh Battery with Tamiya Connector
  • Compatible Charger
  • Paint for Body

Recommended to Complete:


Scale 1/10
Length 15.31in (389mm)
Width 8.77in (223mm)
Height 5.31in (135mm)
Wheelbase -
Drive 2WD
Input Voltage 7.2V
Assembly Level Kit*

*NOTE: RC Kits are an unassembled Remote Control Model that require assembly, racer selected electronics, and other racer provided items. Photos of assembled kit are for illustrative purposes only. For a complete list of needed items to drive this kit please see the list above.


User Manual

This product was added to our catalog on March 16, 2022

Thursday, Dec 22 2022 (about a year ago)
Tamiya Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road 2WD Buggy Kit
This is a great starter kit!
Strong chassis, simple drive train.
A classic that will last a life time.
The four star rating is not about the quality of the kit, it is that the kit is very basic.
I currently have 7 of the kits with different bodies mounted on them.