Iron Track Mx400 Dirt Bike
The Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike is a Ready-to-Run model from the Iron Track stables and is one of the most highly touted RC Bikes in the market today. Considered by many to be the epitome of dirt bikes, the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike looks and feels the part from the moment you pull it out of the box. There are plenty of exciting features as well as a load of technological marvels that make this model the perfect addition to your collection.
Features of the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike
From the moment you pull it out of the box, you will notice the build-quality of the motorcycle, something that feels solid from end-to-end. There is a strong aluminium chassis to handle all the bumps and scrapes along with a metal chain that looks like it can last forever. The bike has side-bars to offer stability and prevent it from toppling over while the rear-fender also allows you to perform those high-speed wheelies without worrying about turning turtle.
The receiver box has been enclosed within a waterproof box to ensure that you can run it through mud and slush without worrying about water or dirt getting into the system and ruining the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike. Excellent front and rear shock absorbers give you enough durability on those high flying stunts while the party-piece is the state-of-the-art gyro system that keeps your bike steady through the roughest of rides.
The Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike comes with a 2.4Ghz remote controller while the battery pack is a 7.2V rechargeable LiPo battery. The bike is about 519mm in length with a 356mm wheelbase, a standard size in the 1:4 scale category. Every single thing about the bike feels and looks solid and that makes running it even better!
Heading Out with the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike
The moment you start running the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike, you realise that there are a few design flaws in the model. Expert riders tend to turn their bikes at very high speeds, leading to a steep bank-angle or lean-angle on their bikes. During such turns, the side-bars seem to prevent that because they are really quite long. Although they are meant to prevent the bike from flopping onto the side, they are a bit too long and can prevent even slightly sharp turns, which can be quite irritating. However, if you are just starting out and are learning to ride one of these, then the standard side-bars that come with the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike should work well-enough for you.
Cutting them down by an inch is perfect to ensure that the chain and axle doesn't rub along the ground. Of course, the rear-axle and the rear axle-nut is something that can get damaged. The Gyro is in the rear wheel and is a great little mechanism that helps keep your bike upright. Even when the bike does fall to the side, resting on the side-bars, you can simply throttle it a bit and get the gyro acting up on the spinning bike, slowly straightening it until its back on two-wheels.
The Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike is the perfect bike for running on off-road tracks and the engine comes with a massive amount of torque to give it the perfect pick-up even in deep mud. The front shock-absorbers are spring-loaded while the rear-ones are oil-filled hydraulic suspensions - perfect to take on all those bumps and jumps. The springs, up front, are quite solid and sturdy, ensuring that you never have to worry about hitting the ground too hard and damaging your chassis or knocking the electronics out of place.
There are very few manufacturers out there who get it right when it comes to building a solid bike and if anyone of you have run your RC Bikes on gravel or dirt-tracks, you quickly realise how bumpy a ride it can be. What we take as non-existent dust or pebbles, these bikes have to look at as massive speed-bumps and, what we like to call them, "bike-breakers".
In all these matters, the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike is perfect as it gobbles up the track and you can really hit some incredible speeds with them. The bikes do get knocked around a bit and its always wise to service your bike after every use, but these monsters can really take that damage. Every now and then, you might need to tighten a bolt or screw, here or there, on the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike but all-in-all, the experience is relatively stress-free and you don't have to think about damaging your bike when you are out there.
If you are trying to race with your friends or just have fun, you want to be thinking only about what you are doing and not about how you might break your bike. That is why the Iron Track MX400 Dirt Bike is one of our all-time-favourites out there today