**NOTE** Car kit does not include battery.
Battery is sold separately.
The Traxxas Bandit XL-5
Number-One for Ready-To-Race®
2WD Buggy Fun—And Now Waterproof!
Waterproof electronics for all-weather
driving excitement in water, mud and snow!
35+mph* Top Speed!
Titan® 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor
XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Equipped with Traxxas' High-Current Connector
Traxxas Bandit™ redefines traditional buggy performance by creating a whole new
class of Extreme Sports Buggy™. Bandit offers the highest levels of speed,
action, and fun that will easily make it one of your favorites for all kinds of
R/C driving excitement. The lightweight Bandit chassis is loaded with an
aggressive Titan® 12-Turn modified motor and a high-current XL-5 Electronic
Speed Control that deliver lightning-fast acceleration and incredible 35+mph*
performance. Pull the trigger and Bandit rips massive rooster tails, soars over
giant jumps, and lays down the power for pure performance and excitement at
every turn. Bandit is infused with the latest tech including the patent-pending
Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch and Alias™ high-performance 2.2"
racing tires. The advanced dual-pin rear, and ribbed front tread designs are
engineered to work with our exclusive rubber compounds for superior off-road
traction and directional control. The industry standard 2.2" mirror-chrome
Tracer™ wheels open the door to a wide range of tire options, including the
optional Traxxas Anaconda 2.2" street treads.
With Traxxas' exclusive waterproof electronics, Bandit can blast through
puddles, mow through mud and shred snow. Your R/C adventures are limited only by
your imagination. Jump it. Race it. Crash it. Bandit’s legendary durability
leaves everything else behind. Bandit is built Traxxas Tough™ to keep you off
the workbench and deep in the fun zone. Plus, it’s upgradeable with a full line
of Traxxas factory parts and accessories for custom performance and
Sealed Electronics Extend Your Driving
shocked enthusiasts with the release of our exclusive watertight, sealed
electronics in the E-Maxx that provided the freedom to drive where you want
to drive through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions that
wouldn’t have been possible before. Now the Traxxas Bandit is Ready-To-Race®
with this waterproof technology. The new XL-5 electronic speed control and the
mini receiver are sealed against the elements giving you the freedom go places
you might not have thought possible. It opens up a whole new world of adventure
and fun. Wet muddy tracks are no problem for the Bandit.
System of Power
Being faster is more fun! Bandit’s performance comes from a system of components
that are engineered to work together for efficient operation and high-output
performance. The Titan® 12T 550 modified motor is designed for brutal mod-motor
power with virtually maintenance-free operation and long-lasting performance.
The Titan’s integrated cooling fan pulls cool air through the motor to keep
temperatures down. Airflow is routed through cooling passages molded into the
motor plate. A cooler running motor equates to faster speeds, longer runtime,
and extended motor life.
waterproof XL-5 Electronic Speed Control tames the Titan 12T with high current
handling, EZ-Set® one-button setup, and smooth, high-frequency control. Three
drive profiles, thermal shutdown protection, gold-plated connectors, and
incredibly low resistance are all included features you might expect to only be
available on an expensive replacement ESC. The XL-5 is the first electronic
speed control equipped with the patent-pending Training Mode™ that limits
full-throttle power to 50%. This allows young or new drivers to safely develop
their control skills before unlocking full power to the Titan 12T motor. Bandit
is perfect for drivers of any age and skill level. Only Traxxas has it.
quest for ultimate speed began with the battery connector. As today’s batteries
store more and more energy inside their cells, traditional battery connectors
became a roadblock, unable to deliver all the energy the battery is capable of
outputting. The new Traxxas High-Current Connector opens the door for
unrestricted current flow.
Engineered for Performance
The Bandit is fully loaded with engineered performance features such as the
advanced Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch. The patent-pending design
allows precise adjustment and delivers smooth, consistent traction control. The
durable, fiber-composite chassis is designed for exceptional rigidity, and
offers an inline battery position for a low polar moment of inertia. That’s
engineering speak that translates into nimble handling and lightening-fast
response. The low-profile “lay-down” steering servo mounting system further
enhances the Bandit’s already low CG design. Bandit offers superior stability
and cornering thanks to its centered kingpin and live axle front suspension.
Transmitting the power to the wheels is an efficient 3-gear variable-ratio
transmission, topped off with sealed ball bearings and smooth-running
telescoping driveshafts. In addition to those advanced features, the
factory-installed planetary differential is Traxxas-Tough™ with hardened steel
gears that never need adjusting! Perfect for long-lasting, all-day fun.
The Bandit is 100% Ready-To-Race® right out of the box with the TQ™ 2-channel
radio system, waterproof XL-5 electronic speed control and Titan 12T motor. Just
take the Bandit out of the box, charge up a battery, and drive!
Only Traxxas could put this kind of performance, innovation, and overall
value into a Ready-To-Race® package that delivers the satisfaction you expect
from a high-performance electric buggy. Speed, ruggedness, and stunning looks
elevate Bandit far above the ordinary. Traxxas’ forward thinking and
“no-nonsense” approach brings you the most performance for your R/C investment.
Bandit is more than just fun to drive. It's easy to own, too, with legendary
durability, low-maintenance design, and unmatched parts support and one-on-one
service from either Traxxas or a network of thousands of hobby stores worldwide.
On and off the road, at the track or in your backyard, the new Bandit is the
ultimate Extreme Sports Buggy™ made for the driver who wants to experience max
speed and all-out buggy fun.
2.2" Tires (sold separately)
If your favorite place to race is an asphalt jungle, transform your Bandit into
an ultimate street machine with available Anaconda 2.2" street treads. These
sticky, high-traction tires are made for aggressive handling on paved surfaces.
The proven Anaconda design features large tread blocks that provide incredible
grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them pre-glued and ready to install for
instant on-road action. With Bandit’s amazing 35+mph performance, you’ll have
the on-road touring crowd headed back to the workbench to try and figure out how
to catch you.
details link above to go in depth on all the Bandit performance benefits and
also be sure to check out the
videos page to see Bandit in action for yourself.
Alias™ step-pin rear tires (glued), Alias ribbed front tires
Powder coated white springs
Included optional 31-tooth pinion gear
Easy on/off wing mounting
Titan® 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor The
Bandit includes a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling
fan. An industry first for a high-performance Ready-To-Race® buggy. The Titan’s
over-sized armature (30% larger compared to 540-sized armatures) is equipped
with 12-turns of pure copper wire for big torque and increased power-handling
capabilities. Lower running temperatures are achieved with the integrated
cooling fan. The Titan 12T requires very little maintenance and is designed for
consistent torque and high speeds from run to run, without fading.
Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles
the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance
ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on
more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely
waterproof design, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-8
cell compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with
ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully
proportional speed control. An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patent
pending Training Mode™. This profile reduces the overall power output of the
XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control
skills before unleashing full-power operation. The XL-5 is manufactured by
Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support.
Click here for more info.
Waterproof Steering Servo
A race buggy needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance, and
Traxxas delivers with the 2056 high-torque servo. This waterproof steering servo
uses O-ring seals to keep the fun going when things get wet. Waterproof for
all-weather action, the 2056 provides 80 oz-in of steering muscle. That's twice
the power of typical "standard" servos.
Bandit's innovative receiver box is fully waterproof, yet it's easy to access
the receiver maintenance. The exclusive patent-pending design holds a 4-channel
micro receiver that saves weight and provides reliable, long-range R/C
Channel Micro Receiver
A four channel Traxxas micro receiver gives you additional room to grow! The
4-channel micro receiver features two steering servo ports, eliminating the need
for a Y-harness.
The ESC and watertight receiver box are screwed to the chassis for ultimate
mounting security. There’s no servo tape to loosen over time with dirt, heat,
Durable Gray Parts The
durable monocoque chassis tub is made from highest quality nylon composites.
Many parts including the chassis, shock bodies, and transmission housing are now
molded in gray for a fresh new look.
Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
Revo technology is utilized to manage the increased power from the Titan 12T
motor. The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic friction
material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat and provide
consistent traction control. The semi-metallic friction material remains stable
across a wide temperature range to provide smooth, linear engagement you can
count on, run after run. Spur gears can be removed and replaced without altering
the slipper adjustment. (patent pending)
Alias™ Tires and Tracer™ Wheels Bandit
comes with stylish 2.2" Tracer™ mirror-chrome five-spoke wheels.
Performance-designed Alias™ 2.2" rear tires feature a step-pin design and come
pre-glued from the factory. New Alias™ ribbed front tires offer superior
directional control, the tire combination provides sure-footed traction on a
variety of off-road terrains.
The industry standard 2.2" Tracer wheels allow for a wide array of accessory
tires to be installed, including the new Traxxas Anaconda 2.2" street tires for
Bandit and other buggies.
2.2" Tires (sold separately)
If your favorite place to race is an asphalt jungle,
transform your Bandit into a menacing street machine with available Anaconda
2.2" street treads. These sticky, high-traction tires are made for aggressive
handling on paved surfaces. The proven Anaconda design features large tread
blocks that provide incredible grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them
pre-glued and ready to install for instant on-road action. With Bandit’s amazing
35+mph performance, you’ll have the on-road touring crowd headed back to the
workbench to try and figure out how to catch you.
Powder Coated White Springs New
white springs feature a race-tuned spring rate for more responsive handling and
the long-lasting, white powder coated finish keeps Bandit looking good down the
Optional Pinion Gear
The Bandit reaches its blistering 35+mph top speed using the optional 31-tooth
pinion gear (included) and a 7-cell 8.4V battery pack (sold separately). Out of
the box, the installed 26-tooth pinion gear is just right for all-around, on or
ProGraphix® Painted Body The
Bandit's fully trimmed and painted ProGraphix body is available in red, blue,
black, and white. Decals are also applied to save you time and get you driving
just minutes out of the box. Traxxas’ ProGraphix bodies are the hottest looking
bodies around and are only available on Traxxas Ready-to-Race® models.
Bandit's oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilize X-ring technology for a perfect seal
and super-smooth performance. They are fully tunable with a wide range of oils,
springs, and pistons. Features include pressure bladders for air/oil separation
and spring clips to precisely change the ride height and spring pre-load. They
can be renewed in minutes with our inexpensive rebuild kits.
Mount with Cooling Channels
The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt and rocks. The
molded motor plate includes finned cooling channels where the motor mounts to
the motor plate. The cooling channels work together with the internal Titan 12T
motor fan to pull air through the motor for superior cooling.
Ready Magnum 272™ Transmission
The Bandit’s Magnum 272 transmission is assembled with new all metal gear
internals riding on ultra-smooth sealed ball bearings. Combined with the smooth
48-pitch gears, power is delivered quietly to the durable telescoping U-joint
driveshafts. The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt
Ready Planetary Gear Differential The composite Traxxas planetary gear differential now features a steel ring
gear with a nylon housing for long life. It uses hardened steel internal gears
for maximum strength during rigorous off-road bashing. This type of differential
requires virtually no maintenance and its efficient design puts maximum
tire-shredding torque to the wheels.
Proven suspension geometry is carried over from the race-winning Traxxas
buggies. Solid, durable camber links take the guess work out of set-up and are
captured to keep you on the track even when the going gets rough. Captured rod
ends provide unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off unexpectedly.
Steering High-performance bellcrank steering system minimizes bump steer to increase
Slider driveshafts are extremely durable, lightweight, and they allow greater
articulation for increased suspension travel.
For secure wing mounting a Z-bent wire mount keeps the wing held solidly in
place. The wing's new design makes it easy to remove and re-install for fast
The included TQ radio system includes a high-power transmitter with a specially
designed comfort grip, a precise high-torque steering servo, and a compact
receiver for up to a quarter-mile range. The perfectly balanced TQ transmitter
features servo reversing, a low battery indicator, electronic trim control, and
has digital proportional control for precise steering and throttle inputs.