Updated for 2013, with a new look and a new engine!
With a sleek gunmetal or black color
schemes, the Baja 5B buggy has an all-new look that is sleeker,
modern and totally unique! The new pre-painted body has all the
hallmarks of an instant classic, while underneath our designers
have been busy with the details of a brand new engine! The new
engine has all the same features as the original Fuelie 23, but now
it’s got a bit more power, and all of the standard and option
engine parts from the previous engine will also bolt right on, so
it’s easy to maintain and upgrade!
The HPI Baja: the original, and still the best!
The Baja 5B 2.0 gives you more speed,
better acceleration, improved handling and fantastic scale looks!
The new body design looks stunning, with all of the main aluminium
parts anodized a cool, sleek gunmetal colour, it all adds up to a
sleek, stylish large scale beast!
Baja Buggy Standard Features
The Baja 5B 2.0 has several great new
features and standard parts, many of them taken right off the
kit-only SS version and the Baja 5T truck! Check out all the
Engine for 2013
The new engine fitted in the Baja 5B 2.0 features an updated
cylinder that provides 10% extra power! When combined with the High
Flow Muffler and 8000 RPM clutch, you'll experience much faster top
speeds, better acceleration and more power overall!
The High Flow Muffler from the Baja 5T is a much larger capacity
design than the old standard muffler, and is tuned to give you more
horsepower on the track. It sounds fantastic, too! When the Baja 5B
2.0 is ripping past the pits, you will know it!
Formerly an option part, the high performance 8000 RPM Clutch from
the Baja SS and 5T is used to give you more punch off the line.
Lightweight clutch shoes and a strong heavy-duty spring are the
integral parts of this unit, and you will feel the power out of the
These are the same damper units that equip the Baja SS and Baja 5T,
and are now standard parts for the 5B 2.0 - these are oil-filled,
externally adjustable coilover shocks for fantastic performance and
heavy-duty action! Thick shock shafts provide security from
crashes, threaded shock bodies allow instant ride height changes,
and the externally adjustable design is tailor-made for trackside
Torx T27 Engine
The engine now features tough Torx T27 screws to make maintenance
and rebuilds less of a chore. Torx screws are easier to work with
and provide less wear and tear on tools and screws, making them the
ideal screw option for a Baja buggy engine!
The v2.0 update includes a total reworking of all the aluminium
parts of the Baja buggy, from the chassis to the spring adjust
collars! The very cool gunmetal look gives the Baja 5B 2.0 the
'race' look, and it's easy to add a bit of bling with Baja SS or
original 5B colour parts.
Topping off the gunmetal monocoque chassis are the new pre-painted
bodyshells provided with the Baja 5B 2.0 - choose from three new
main colours: a racy red, awesome blue or stealthy gray! Each
design is totally new and unique, and would cost you a fortune if
you were to get it custom-painted on a clear bodyshell! Hit the
track or your bashing field in style!
HPI has always been known for its extremely rugged cars and trucks,
starting with our earliest touring cars and carrying on with
monster trucks and large-scale machines. The Baja 5B 2.0 uses the
same suspension components as the Baja SS and 5T, so you know
you've got a quality buggy in your hands. While the ones that came
after the original Baja use cheap plastics and questionable methods
to make their kits, the original is still going strong with
original designs and compounds to keep you going, no matter what
you put your Baja through!
Still a unique item among the large-scale racing crowd, the Baja 5B
2.0 continues to use the unique Baja monocoque aluminium chassis.
The chassis formed from strong 6061 aircraft aluminium for light
weight and strength, then bent into shape with computer precision
to make it into an extra-rigid and super-strong platform for the
engine, suspension and all other components of the Baja.
For confidence-inspiring traction and control on any type of
surface, the Baja 5B 2.0 uses the amazing long-travel suspension
used for all the kits in the Baja series. Extra-long oil-filled
shock absorbers and durable suspension arms connect via a specially
tuned suspension geometry to give not only a fantastic look and
style to the Baja buggy, but amazing versatility, tuning potential
and great handling!
The totally unique Viscous Torque Diff in the Baja series delivers
power smoothly to the rear wheels. It's set up out of the box
perfect for most purposes already, but the diff can be tuned with
different diff greases to suit any driving style or track. Hardened
metal is used throughout the diff for reliable performance in all
Dual Vented Disc
To bring something the size and speed of the Baja buggy to a safe
and controlled stop, the brakes need to be extra-strong, reliable
and foolproof. This is why we use two steel plates for brake discs,
both of which are drilled for lightness. To keep the discs cool
under pressure, a fan-shaped spacer is used blast rotating air
through the vent holes drilled in each disc.
In addition to everything else that makes the Baja 5B 2.0 handle
great, its long wheelbase is ideal for racing on large tracks
designed for 1/5th scale vehicles, or just playing in big fields.
The Baja 5B 2.0 is more stable over jumps and rough ground than
other large-scale cars, a tribute to its great suspension design
and longer wheelbase.
System with Failsafe
The electronics now included in every Baja RTR buggy and truck have
to be suitable to the task of handling a car nearly a meter long
that can go over 35 MPH - that includes a handy built-in electronic
failsafe to prevent a runaway Baja! To control the Baja 5B 2.0,
we've gone with the brand new HPI radio system, which uses a
2-channel 2.4GHz DSSS (Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum) technology
instead of the more common and cheaper AM radio system. Tough
water-resistant servos control both the steering and throttle, and
a special large-scale SFL-10 servo is used for the steering. A
powerful sub-C type 6-volt receiver pack powers the servos for
confidence and longevity. You'll find that many Baja bashers don't
find a need to upgrade the radio system, as it's already perfect
for the task! Electronic Failsafe
have known for a long time that having a working failsafe system is
important for those 'just in case' moments - some unforeseen event
that could make their car go out of control. With a buggy as big as
the Baja (over 800mm long and 9.5kg in weight!), this is even more
important! The failsafe ensures that should your Baja 5B 2.0 ever
lose radio signal, instead of flying out of control it will come to
a safe and controlled stop! There's nothing like peace of
& Beadlock Wheels
To allow the Baja buggies to go anywhere, we fit tyres that are
ideally suited for off-road conditions. Spiked rear tyres and
dash-style front tyres provide the perfect amount of traction and
control on nearly all dirt, gravel and grass surfaces. The Dirt
Buster S Compound rear tyres use a versatile square pin design that
sheds mud and gets you the grip you need for massive top speed
runs, while the Dirt Buster rib tyres provide the direction and
steering necessary for pinpoint accuracy on the track.
We know that most off-roaders love to blast through dirt, mud,
water and more, so we protect the electronics of the Baja as much
as possible with an enclosed radio box. In addition to being under
the bodyshell to protect from splashes, the radio box uses rubber
plugs to provide access to the receiver battery and radio crystal,
so you don't need to unscrew anything to get to these
often-accessed items. If you do need to remove it, it's a simple
matter of a few clips to take it out - no tools necessary!
High Capacity Fuel
Tank with Clunk
The fuel tank from the Baja 5B and 5T is unchanged - why update
something that is already perfect? The 700cc fuel tank takes
pre-mixed 2-stroke fuel for run times of 45 minutes or more (if
you're going slow, but who does that?), and the handy 'clunk'
inside allows you to get upside down and not worry about the engine
cutting out. So when you're mixing it up in traffic on the race
track you won't have to worry about getting flipped upside
For most Baja buggy owners, the rear wing is something that is
never touched until the car needs to be picked up or flipped over.
Racers, though, are a different matter: racers like to tune things
and play around with settings to get a little extra edge. So for
the racers, we made the rear wing of the Baja adjustable so you can
get a bit of extra downforce on small tracks, or lower the wing a
bit for more speed on big tracks. Will you feel the difference?
Only you'll be able to tell!
Hard Plastic Skid
With tough nylon plastic skid plates front and rear, the chassis of
the Baja 5B 2.0 is protected from the inevitable hard landings,
crashes and more that you're sure to encounter while you're running
your Baja buggy. The skid plates are easily replaced, and are a
much cheaper alternative than replacing the aluminium chassis or
motor plate, so you won't be afraid to pull off those crazy jumps
with your Baja!
Complete Set of
Finally, full set of high-quality ball bearings are used throughout
the drivetrain for increased efficiency and long runtimes.
Throughout the transmission and drivetrain, plus the front wheel
hubs, ball bearings help keep maintenance to a minimum so you can
just get out and run your Baja!
RTR - PERFORMANCE
STRAIGHT FROM THE BOX
HPI makes it so easy for beginners to get
into 1/5 scale! Just open the box, charge up the battery, add
pre-mixed fuel and go! The Baja 5B 2.0 is completely pre-built and
ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned
for you by professionals - engine connections, shocks and more are
perfect before you even open the kit so you don't have to do a
thing to get going fast! HPI Ready-To-Run models bring you the same
high performance and quality that you'd expect from a high end
model car kit but with the added convenience of being factory
pre-assembled to the highest standards - giving you a high
performance RC car straight from the box! HPI RTR cars are 98%
factory assembled - they come Ready-To-Run and equipped with all
the radio gear required. Just a few steps are needed to get your
car up and running, such as adding the batteries to the transmitter
and receiver and if you have a nitro powered car, running in the
engine - which is now even easier with our comprehensive manual and
HPI RC cars DVD which are both included in every box.
#110190 RTR Baja 5B 2.0
with 2.4GHz radio
Pre-Assembled 1/5th scale 2WD buggy with Fuelie 23cc gasoline
engine, 2.4GHz DSSS radio system, 3300mAh receiver pack and painted
body. Receiver pack charger included. Includes comprehensive
WHAT YOU NEED Pump Petrol, 2 Stroke Engine Oil,
5 Litre Fuel Can,
INCLUDES: 6 AA Batteries for Transmitter, 6.0V
3000mAh Receiver Pack and multi region charger