Welcome to our FAQ area for LiteHawk APEX. Simple tips and tricks are just below.


LiteHawk APEX - Complete Tear Down
Here's a snappy Step-By-Step Illustrated Guide to help you take apart your LiteHawk APEX motorcycle. Very useful!

LiteHawk APEX Features:

  • Realistic front fork and rear swing arm suspension geometry.
  • Mechanical gyro stabilization gives APEX super control, even at low speeds.
  • Soft rubber tires ensure maximum grip through tight corners
  • Integrated side guards are used just like a kick stand
  • 2.4 Ghz fully digital control
  • Working LED headlight and tail light for added realism
  • USB charger and on board battery included
  • 100% factory assembled and ready for you

LiteHawk APEX - Motorcycle Terms 101
- Transmitter: The hand-held radio unit that sends throttle and steering inputs to your model. Also known as the radio or controller.
- Counter Balance: A weight inside the motorcycle that spins once the power is turned on and helps keep the bike upright.
- ESC: The Electronic Speed Control provides digital proportional throttle control to the model’s motor based upon your throttle input on the radio.
- Fork: The Forks attach the front wheel to the bikes chassis. The bike’s front suspension and steering are also linked to the forks.

LiteHawk APEX - Charging and Battery:
Your LiteHawk APEX comes with a 3.7v LiPo battery which is encased inside the model. The rechargeable Li-Po battery provides the power to propel your model at high speeds. You should expect 5-8 min run time. However you do need to make sure to properly maintain your Li-Po Battery. Always have your bike turned off when not in use.
- Li-Po batteries don’t like to be run down too low. If the voltage is dropped dramatically they will be damaged and will not recharge! Once the model starts to slow, drive your model to a safe place, walk over and turn it off.
- It is recommend to charge the battery after your run and to always store the battery with a charge. Never discharge or dead short a Li-Po battery!
Plug the USB into your computer, TV, or USB charger. Plug the other end of the cable into your APEX Charging port. The LED light on the USB will turn RED. Once your motorcycle is charged the LED light will go out. Charge time can take up to 30 minutes.

Tip: If storing for more than 24 hours it is best to store with a fully charged battery. Failure to do so can damage the battery pack and shorten its useful life.
- You Must FULLY charge the battery before using your new model.
- Keep the battery dry at all times.

During charging:
- It is normal for the battery to get warm during the charging process. Do not charge the battery on a surface that is flammable or can be damaged by heat.
- Do not leave the battery and charger unattended while charging.
- After charging, unplug charger from APEX.
- Do not store the APEX plugged into the charger.

LiteHawk APEX - Counter Balance (also known as gyro):
Your LiteHawk APEX features a Counter Balance that spins in the rear of the bike. This is powered by a dedicated motor and helps keep the bike upright and stable, especially at slow speeds. The motor that spins the weight inside the motorcycle starts to spin once the power is turned on. Don't be alarmed when you hear this spinning.

LiteHawk APEX - Before you drive
Before every use it’s recommended to check that the steering and drivetrain are moving freely and nothing is binding. Next ensure that the model and the transmitter are working correctly. Before you drive your model, range test the radio system to ensure that it operates properly! Turn on the transmitter and then the model, check its operating as it should. Walk away from the model giving steering input with the radio until you reach the maximum distance you are planning to drive your model. If you lose input control walk back towards the model. You now know the safe operating distance for your immediate environment. Do not attempt to operate the model if there is any problem with the radio system/external interference with your radio signal at your location.

LiteHawk APEX - Let's hit the road!
 When heading out to drive your model, it’s important to always use common sense. Driving in an abusive and or rough style will only result in damage, broken parts, or poor performance. The ESC system is not waterproof. Avoid driving through puddles, mud, or snow. If water gets into the electronics it could damage them. The Bike is designed to be used on smooth, flat surfaces like asphalt, thin pile carpet, or tile floors.
- Avoid overloading your model. Never run it in areas where its movement will be restricted, e.g.thick grass, weeds, mud etc. as this can over stress the motor and bind the drivetrain.
- Ensure nothing prevents the smooth running of the moving parts.
- Do not run your model in confined spaces.
- Never run your model in a public space where it might upset or endanger people or wildlife.
- Immediately discontinue use of your vehicle and transmitter if you see lightning or hear thunder. Never use your vehicle in the rain.
- Do not dismantle or tamper with this R/C vehicle or its transmitter. The manufacturer and distributor will accept no responsibility, expressed or implied, for accidents or injuries caused as a result of dis-assembly, modification and/or usage against the instructions for this product.
- The transmitter’s range will vary depending on your surroundings and battery strength. Do not operate the model too far away or control could be lost (stay within 5-25ft).
- Ensure that all batteries are correctly installed and that the Li-Po battery is fully charged and in good condition.
- Do not touch ANY moving parts during operation.
- Don’t run in public roads with traffic!