The bottom line is Axial fans wanting something new and unexpected can rejoice thanks to new upcoming release. As described above, based on what we can see, the Yeti features an independent front suspension and solid rear axle with trailing arm rear suspension. Information is limited, but we did get some technical data from some fortunate folks who were treated to a sneak peek at AxialFest 2014. The scoop is the Yeti will include a 4-pole brushless motor, Trail Ready HD Series IFD Style Beadlock wheels, and BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX Tires for sufficient ground clearance and traction for rock racing and crawling. The Yeti Also features a new body design (with body clips), driver and co-pilot figures and a 2.4 GHz radio system.
Axial told us an official press release is due to be released in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned, We will post more info on this release as information become more available.
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Our testing sample has arrived and we have immediately started working on an in-depth review, but thought we quickly share some first impressions.
> The Yeti is big. It dwarfs the Vaterra Twin Hammers (Photo coming soon)
> The cage and body remove as one
> The shocks are high quality for a RTR
> The front bumper is soft (in a good way) and built to absorb some rough hits
> We can’t wait to see what Pro-Line comes up with and hope they’re already working on body styles
> The hard plastic details on the body are a nice touch
> We’ll be adding lights right away (even though Ultra4-style rock racing at night will be a real challenge)
> No sticker sheet made me sad as Axial has some of the cooler sheets
> Icon shocks are on the way, as are other factory modifications such as heavy-duty diff gears
> Curious if popping dog bones will be an issue