i agree 100% its too bad about only company that make true kits is tamiya. but hpi probaly figues that most people would just buy the stock motor anyways. its not like tower or horizen hobbies or lhs carry motors from daves. but this mabey just enough to force me to get one.i wish it were a true kit. no motor or electronics. if they still put in the pipe, thats a cool thing, but a kit should have no motor, but then again this is HPI and its an SS Kit, so thats on par with their standard practice.