King Kraton: ARRMA Updates Their Bashing Beast for 2019

King Kraton: ARRMA Updates Their Bashing Beast for 2019

ARRMA has rolled out their yearly refresh of a number of tried-and-true bashers, including their Kraton 6S BLX monster truck. This 1/8-scale, ready-to-run (RTR) model has received a few tweaks over the years, but the overall changes haven’t been major. This year’s revision brings more than just a new paint job and body tweaks.

Under the hood, the Kraton has received an electronics overhaul, replacing the previous Tactic radio system with a Spektrum STX2 transmitter and SRX200 receiver.

ARRMA Kraton 2019 - Side

In addition to these updated radio components, the Kraton 6S BLX also features a number of chassis updates to help improve durability and overall ease of access when performing maintenance or upgrades.

An aluminum center brace helps keep the chassis rigid and will help absorb impact energy while smaller items such as “never-pop” ball ends, and a “never loose” aluminum servo saver take away some of the worry while you push this truck to the ragged edge.

Spektrum STX2

A sliding motor mount allows for easy motor maintenance and upgrades, and ultra-quick gear meshing. The center diff is also easily reachable thanks to the pull apart design of the chassis.

With all of these internal adjustments, the outside of the Kraton also received an update, with two new body colors (red and blue) and an updated front fascia and grille design to match the attitude of this mean machine.

ARRMA Kraton 2019 - Chassis

Priced at $549.99, the 2019 ARRMA Kraton 6S BLX monster truck is available online and through your favorite ARRMA dealer. Visit to learn more about this R/C monster truck.

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