King of the Trail: Axial's SCX6 Trail Honcho 4WD RTR

By: Tim Gluth

Axial's SCX6 lineup rolls on with the addition of the SCX6 Trail Honcho RTR. This 1/6-scale rock crawling trail truck features the same solid platform as its cousin, the SCX6 Jeep JLU Wrangler, but now features the classic body stylings of the Trail Honcho.

The Trail Honcho is a beloved and well-known nameplate for Axial fans, and having it attached to a large-scale crawler is an exciting prospect. While the general feel of the 1/10-scale Honcho lives on on the SCX6 version, Axial has applied several enhancements to deliver even more scale detail. For starters, you'll find twenty LED lights on this truck, from the headlights to the rear cage. The clear headlight lenses and chrome light buckets add a new dimension of visual detail to this truck, and the light pods at the front of the "A" pillars should help illuminate your path during nighttime drives.

The SCX6 Trail Honcho body is hinged at the rear of the chassis, allowing for easy access to its internals. Clear windows and a shallow, detailed interior open up plenty of options for customization and details. Two body colors are available (sand and red), letting you pick the option that best fits your style.

There's no shortage of power when it comes to the SCX6. A Spektrum Firma 1200kv Sensored Brushless Crawler Motor sits at the heart of this beast, and a two-speed transmission ensures you'll have plenty of torque for crawling while also being able to run wild in high gear.

Axial SCX6 Trail Honcho RTR Specs:

  • Length: 33.55" (852 mm)
  • Height: 14.55" (370 mm)
  • Width: 14.88" (378 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 19.74" (501 mm)
  • Motor Type: Brushless
  • Scale: 1/6

Priced at $1,099.99, the Axial SCX6 Trail Honcho is available for pre-order through Horizon Hobby, Tower Hobbies, Axial, and Axial dealers. If you place your order before October 5, 2022, Horizon Hobby will issue you a coupon for two free sets of Pro-Line 1/6-scale Hyrax XL G8 Rock Crawling Tires (four tires in all).

Visit to learn more about the SCX6 Trail Honcho and this Pro-Line Hyrax XL pre-order special.

Image credit: Horizon Hobby/Axial

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