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The Savage XL – Extra Large Size and Mega Power!

Check out the new macho addition to the Savage line-up! The Savage XL is the super-large, extra-tough and supremely powerful bigger brother to the Savage monster trucks. With a longer wheelbase, wider stance and huge 5.9cc (.36 cubic inch) engine, the Savage XL is ready to rock and roll right out of the box! We were looking to expand the Savage range of monster trucks and had to consider what would capture the imagination and hearts of legions of HPI Savage fans. HPI designers settled on a larger, fun-oriented version of the Savage with massive great tyres, a giant chunky bodyshell and powered by the biggest engine ever offered in a production Savage monster truck. The end result is the Savage XL!

It's all about CHOICE!
Extreme Size...Extreme Power...Extreme Menace!
Extreme Action...Extreme Speed...Extreme Performance!


Awesome XL Looks!
The Savage XL definitely looks the part of the massive monster truck! The extended wheelbase is the perfect evolution of the Savage design, and the extended chassis and larger tyres are a perfect match for the new, bigger ‘Gigante’ bodyshell! The wide front grille and huge headlights of the XL bodyshell merge with the flared wheel arches front and rear for a huge ‘wow factor’, adding to the impression of huge size and strength! The tall, wide Terra Pin tyres fit the bodyshell perfectly for a fantastic scale look that’s sure to intimidate the opposition at your local bashing arena! Finally, while the new 8-hole wheels look huge, they use a standard 17mm hex hub so it’s easy to change the look and style of the XL as often as you like! The Savage XL isn’t all just looking great, but we went all-out to make sure it looks as impressive as it performs!

Size does matter...

Bigger in every dimension than the Savage X trucks that stand next to it, the XL is taller, longer and wider, with a longer wheelbase, more ground clearance and tyres nearly 7 inches across! It’s based on the practically indestructible Savage X chassis but features even more durability upgrades like 3mm TVP plates and engine mount, machine-cut differential ring and pinion bevel gears, steel spur gear, heavy duty clutchbell, extra heavy-duty dogbones, new larger diff outdrives and axles, machined brake hub, dual fibre disk brakes and much more! Read on to find out more about the Savage XL! It will absolutely blow you away!


Extra-Long Alloy Chassis
To get the long wheelbase of the Savage XL, HPI designers settled on using an all-new extended TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis that is made from 3mm thick 6061 aluminium. 6061-series aluminium is light and strong and provides the strength for stretching the Savage platform to its limits! The chassis features the cool Savage ‘X’ styling, plus a few extra design features etched into the chassis to really make it stand out! The engine is fitted to a one-piece engine mount which is then firmly attached to a 3mm extra thick engine mounting plate that is mounted between the TVP chassis. These are the thickest standard TVP and engine plate parts ever used on a Savage monster truck, and can easily withstand the torque of the massive Nitro Star K5.9 engine, plus anything else you can throw at the truck.


The Savage XL is loaded with new features that make it the perfect choice for anyone looking for a massive great monster truck! Check out this hugely impressive list of new parts and custom features that are standard on the XL!

Tall All-Terrain Tyres
New Terra Pin tyres stand tall, at 170mm (nearly 7 inches across!) to soak up ruts, bumps, rough landings and more! The tough spike pattern makes the Terra Pins great in grass and loose dirt, while the chevron centre pattern give it good directional stability while on the harder stuff. The tall sidewalls provide extra shock absorption and allow the tyres to grip extremely as they roll over obstacles. Speaking of obstacles, they won’t stand a chance as the Terra Pins roll over them!
3 Speed Transmission Installed
The Savage XL features the Savage 3-speed transmission to get the most out of the huge torque from the K5.9 engine. This gives you the best acceleration and top speed possible, getting all the power efficiently to the ground for maximum fun and enjoyment! The transmission is fully adjustable, too, so you can choose how early or late the XL will shift into higher gear!
Wider Stance & 17mm Hex Hubs
To widen the stance of the Savage chassis, the XL uses aluminium extending axles with 17mm hex hubs. These are lightweight and tough, and fit any 17mm hex monster truck or truggy type wheel, so your collection of monster truck wheels are perfectly usable! Serrated steel wheel nuts grip the plastic of the wheels to keep them locked in place, making sure that you’ll never see a wheel bouncing past your truck!
New Tougher Suspension Uprights
The XL features all-new uprights designed for the larger tyres and weight of this massive beast, and HPI designers have made these parts standard across the Savage X range for even better durability for all Savage X trucks! Beefier parts means the truck can take far more abuse and punishment, giving you plenty of big-air thrills before a parts breakages forces you to take a break. These are the types of running changes HPI customers are used to, and why Savage owners keep coming back for more and more!
Reinforced All-Metal Differentials
The Savage XL continues the run of tough, overbuilt, solid monster trucks: a wide range of durability options, plus several new drivetrain parts, are a standard part of the Savage XL’s arsenal of tricks. Machined diff ring and pinion bevel gears easily take the power of 5.9cc of nitro-burning mayhem, alloy diff cases and 4-gear diffs with new larger diff outdrives and axles round out the ultra-strong differentials, while extra heavy-duty dogbones get the power to both ends and all four wheels with ease.
Larger Diff Outdrives
Getting the power to the dogbones are larger, thicker and stronger diff outdrive cups. These machined steel outdrives can take the punishment of the suspension movement and the power of the K5.9 engine to get you through the toughest driving conditions and terrain with no problems!
Thicker Dogbones
New extra-thick, super duty dogbones provide the insurance you'll want when you take the XL way off-road and into rough country! The thicker diameter, larger ends and sleek black anodizing add up to all the assurance you'll want that the drivetrain won't let you down when the going gets tough! You'll be able to commit the full power of the K5.9 engine to the ground without worrying about drivetrain breakages or anything else!
Machined Steel Spur Gear
A machined steel 52T spur gear is the perfect match for the horsepower of the Nitro Star K5.9 engine. With the heavy duty vented clutchbell spinning the spur gear, you get a huge amount of drivetrain protection with gears that won't strip, melt or break! You'll have security and peace of mind that your truck will not only perform superbly, but last as long as possible in the roughest of terrain and conditions!
Aluminium Three-Shoe Clutch
The Savage XL uses a new 3-shoe aluminium clutch to get the power from the engine into the drivetrain. Using a unique, new blend of aluminium, the clutch shoes will resist wear, not be affected by engine heat and last for a very long time. There's no more secure way to get the power to the ground!
High Torque Metal Gear Steering Servo
HPI designers settled on a super-strong, extra-tough high torque metal gear servo. With nearly 9kg of force per centimeter (that's 126psi!), the SF-5 will get those tall Terra Pins turning easily at any speed! There's no need to upgrade the servo for anything else - this baby's got it all! With the bellcrank steering and built-in servo saver, you can be sure that the SF-5 will be fully protected against crash damage or bad landings, too!
6v NiMH Receiver Pack and Charger
To make sure the servos have all the power they need and then some, we're throwing in an HPI 1200mAh NiMH battery pack! This rechargeable pack even includes a convenient wall charger so you can make sure that the XL is always ready to rumble! You don't even need to take the pack out of the truck to charge it - just use the convenient charging jack built into the radio box and you'll be ready to go in no time!


Easy to Drive!
All this power and durability gets you nowhere unless the truck is easy to drive and can get you through the rough stuff, so HPI designers made sure that the Savage XL can take everything you can through it at and come through handling like a champ! The first thing that hits the ground are the huge HPI Terra Pin tyres, which feature a tall sidewall, expanding carcass cross-section and tough spikes to rip through grass and loose dirt. The tall tyres make handling the rough stuff easy, and the ground clearance of better than 7cm (over 3 inches) gets you over any obstacles with room to spare! In addition to the friendlier handling, the XL can handle even rougher terrain than the rest of the Savage monster trucks because its massive size. The Savage XL is more forgiving in extreme terrain than other Savage trucks, making it easier to control and more forgiving in the most terrifying conditions!


New Upgraded Parts
Savage big-block monster trucks are legendary for their toughness in the most extreme conditions and stunts, and the XL goes even further. With all-new suspension and drivetrain parts designed to take the load of the biggest-ever Nitro Star engine, the Savage XL has what it takes to make it last! The Savage XL has loads of features that make it easier to drive than shorter-wheelbase monster trucks, while making it tougher and more durable for jumping and in off-road conditions. Tall all-terrain tyres, 8 shocks and plush double-wishbone suspension combine for reliable and predictable handling. Add in the new heavy duty suspension parts, strong bracing points and the famous Savage durability of the standard parts and you get one tough machine! Like the rest of the Savage range, the XL uses a total of 8 oil-filled, long-stroke, coil over shocks to handle the suspension duties. Mounted at the bottom to the suspension arms and at the top to Savage X-style shock towers, the shocks can be easily adjusted to vary their position to suit your driving style or terrain. With easy ride height adjustment, you’ll be able to set up the XL low for racing or high speed runs, or quickly raise it for cruising over the rough stuff! With heavy-duty bracing of all suspension parts, the hits can just keep on coming. Tough steel hinge pins and aluminium braces work with the high-impact nylon of the skid plates, bumpers and lower suspension parts to give the Savage XL a rock-solid foundation for ultimate mayhem! Experience for yourself the thrills of wild bashing sessions at top speed, while not having to worry about crash damage or parts failure – it’s always a good time with the Savage XL! Just like the other Savage monster trucks, the XL uses double wishbone suspension to get the power to the ground and soak up jumps and more. With lightweight Savage X-type suspension arms, tough moulded upper links and super-tough hardware you have the peace of mind that comes with having control of the toughest monster truck around!


At the heart of the Savage XL is the all-new, monstrous Nitro Star K5.9 engine! This 5.9cc (.36 cubic inch) powerplant gives the XL loads of torque for turning the giant tyres, giving the truck the muscle to power over obstacles and through the toughest terrain and conditions. The K5.9 engine delivers the muscle and grunt that you’ll want for powering the Savage XL over any type of terrain and through any obstacle! The low powerband supplies the torque for getting the XL up to speed fast, and the curved manifold and aluminium tuned pipe get the most power out of the engine. The K5.9 is also fitted with a Roto-Start 2 for easy starting, a vented heavy-duty clutchbell and aluminium 3-shoe clutch for tough and reliable power transfer and a giant heatsink head so you won’t have to worry about overheating!

New Aluminium Exhaust System
With a curved rear-exhaust manifold directing exhaust gases to the shiny aluminium 2-chamber tuned pipe, the specialized K5.9 exhaust system produces loads of horsepower that just demands to be used! The exhaust system is spring-loaded to enable it to withstand the brutal landings of big-air jumps and driving over any type of terrain, and is designed just for the K5.9 engine to produce maximum punch and monstrous top speeds!
Tough ABC Construction
With true ABC construction (Aluminium case, Brass Chrome-plated piston and cylinder), the Nitro Star K5.9 delivers massive torque and horsepower and is as durable as possible. The three-needle carburettor uses a 9.5mm inlet to get in as much fuel as possible and uses a composite body to prevent heat from the engine case affecting the fuel supply. A huge, black, flow-through finned heatsink head keeps things cool, and even features a sweet laser-etched logo!
Dual-Stage Air Filter
A dual stage pre-oiled air filter is used to keep dirt and fine particles of dust from entering the engine. The air filter is securely mounted on a 90-degree rubber tube so it is placed in the perfect position and stay in place through any type of driving.
Roto Start 2 Installed
Get things going quickly with the Roto Start 2 starting system, which is pre-installed onto the back of the engine. The Roto Start 2 replaces the standard pullstarter with a handheld shaft-drive starting unit so you don’t have to deal with pullstarting the engine by hand. Just install a charged 7.2v stick-pack battery into the Roto Start 2 hand unit, insert the shaft into the back of the engine, press the button and you’re off! It really doesn’t get any easier!



Full-time shaft drive 4WD system for maximum grip, power and grunt!
Extra tough slipper clutch for drivetrain security when landing big-air jumps
Massive 160cc fuel tank for long run times and huge amounts of bashing and racing fun.
Easy-access radio box protects the electronics from splashes, dirt and more
Radio box features openings for battery charging plug (included) and #308 illuminated Battery Level Indicator (not included)
Eight long-stroke oil-filled shock absorbers provide confidence over the jumps and on big-air landings
Savage X shock towers for loads of strength and adjustable suspension settings
Double wishbone suspension for amazing handling and performance at any speed
Lightweight suspension arms improve suspension action and give great response in corners and over bumps
Large 17mm metal alloy hex hubs prevent the hex stripping in the wheels under heavy load applications
Hardened 4-gear diff setup can handle the abuse of high-horsepower engines
Alloy differential cases enhance drivetrain reliability and reduce maintenance downtime
Full array of heavy-duty drivetrain components, from clutch to brakes and outdrives to hubs, ensure you have plenty of fun!
Machined steel brake hub and dual red fibreglass brake discs provide secure and fast stopping power
Cam-type servo saver steering arms improve the efficiency and power of the steering servo
Extremely easy access to front and rear differentials - no chassis disassembly required to get to diffs or tranny gears!
Savage X-style vertical transmission case for fast disassembly and simple access to internal gears
Stronger transmission case with extra webbing and improved strength over earlier Savage designs
Full set of rubber-sealed ball bearings for maximum efficiency and power from the engine.
Bigger, tougher 'Gigante' bodyshell has classic Savage styling and strength with 0.60" thickness polycarbonate



HPI makes it as easy as possible for beginners to get into Nitro RC. The Savage XL RTR it is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals - diffs, slipper clutch, shocks and more are perfect before you even open the kit and with all the top Savage options already installed, 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 truck straight from the box! HPI RTR cars and trucks 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.
Full Assembly Instructions and HPI RC Cars DVD

As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a full, in depth instruction manual with step by step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your monster truck for maintenance and easy servicing. The information on the HPI RC Cars DVD provides a complete and detailed introduction to the fascinating world of RC model cars. This DVD will show you step by step how to start and run in a Nitro engine, and how to get the best performance from your HPI RC car. The HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!

High Quality Radio Gear

The reliable and sturdy HPI TF-3 radio controls the Savage XL, giving you superb control in a well-designed pistol-grip radio! The steering wheel design makes you feel as if you’re actually driving the truck, and the trigger-style throttle and brake controls provide you with finger-sensitive action when accelerating and stopping! The radio transmitter features interchangeable frequency crystals so you can drive with your friends, servo reverse switches, a retractable aerial with sliding cover, easy access to radio adjustments and simple AA battery replacement. The steering for the XL is handled by the new, tougher metal-gear HPI SF-5 high-torque servo, which has plenty of grunt to turn the front wheels at low and high speeds, in any sort of terrain. A truck this size needs the power and torque of a strong servo, and the SF-5 is just the ticket, providing 8.9kg/cm2 at 6 volts (that’s 126 psi!) of power. To make sure the servos have plenty of juice, the XL includes an HPI 1200mAh NiMH receiver battery pack and charger. Recharging is easy with the charging jack built into the radio box – just remove the rubber plug and insert the charging plug. The HPI TF-3 radio gives you long-range and reliable communication with your truck. Finally, if you ever want to upgrade your electronics you’ll find it extremely easy, because all of the electronics are standard-size RC components with standardized connectors. Any or all of the components can be upgraded or replaced whenever you like, or even moved into a different RC vehicle in the future. The Savage XL will accept any standard-size servos and any 4- or 5-cell receiver battery pack.



Available With Either Blue Or Orange 'Gigante' Bodyshell!
With the Savage XL, you get your choice of a striking pre-painted blue or orange GT-2 bodyshell with a great racing scheme, or you can customize your truck with any of the clear or pre-painted polycarbonate bodyshells from the huge range of HPI Savage bodyshells! Choose from the cool Retro Collection or check out the ultra-modern set of HPI bodyshells!

#10516 - Savage XL with EU 2-pin charger #10517 - Savage XL with UK 3-pin charger Comes with Nitro Star K5.9 engine, HPI TF-3 radio system, SF-1 throttle/brake servo, SF-5 high torque metal gear steering servo, painted & trimmed bodyshell, and receiver pack wall charger . Also contains detailed instruction manual and HPI RC Cars DVD. Ready to bash straight from the box!

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