Watch this short how-to video to learn how to replace a wound stator.
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click here.
To view the Ballistic motor slideshow, featuring Novak's flagship speed control,
the Kinetic, click here.

GTB ESC is compatible with all
Ballistic motors.

SLYDR ESC is compatible with all
Ballistic motors.

Havoc 3S ESC is compatible with the Ballistic 8.5T motor and available in a system (#3039).


The Ballistic 6.5T installed in a Associated® B44 4WD Buggy.

The Ballistic Brushless Motor series – which consists of six different motor turns: 3.5T - 9.5T (#3603 - #3609) – is the result of many years of developing and manufacturing sensored brushless motors, and includes many new features to prove it. This next-generation motor series contains a new, easy-to-adjust timing assembly that alters the RPM range, and includes heavy-duty solder tabs that are strong enough to endure repeated soldering and tough crashes. These sensored motors also sport a newly designed exterior with sleek, black end bells and a reconfigured rear end bell that fits more easily into racing vehicles. And like all Novak racing motors, these brushless motors are blisteringly fast, reaching speeds that will effortlessly satisfy any racer or basher.

But the innovations don’t end there. The Ballistic motors’ original design defines versatility by featuring interchangeable wound stator construction. By unscrewing the main screws, the motors’ solder tab and sensor assemblies can be easily removed to leave only the stator, which can be replaced with additional motor wind options. Moreover, the sensor assembly can be replaced if needed upon crash or unknown damage. The Ballistic motors also boast a removable shielded sensor harness. To account for different size vehicles, Novak’s removable sensor harness comes in three different lengths – 9”, 6” and 4” – allowing for multiple installation options. The motor is also equipped with a custom-silicone gasket seal to keep dirt and debris from damaging the motor’s sensor plug.

Each Ballistic motor is also equipped with a 12.3mm nickel-plated sintered Neodymium rotor for maximum motor acceleration, braking power and performance in high-temperature conditions, and Thermal Overload technology to ensure the motor is operating at a safe temperature. The motors also feature a completely rebuildable design, allowing for the ability to upgrade or replace various motor parts.

A shielded sensor harness is included with each Ballistic Motor. For replacements, click here.

All Ballistic Racing motors are compatible with Novak’s Brushless Speed Controls, including the Kinetic 2S (#1740), the Havoc Pro SC (#1745) and the GTB 2 (#1709) and other racing brushless sensored speed controls. The Ballistic Brushless Motor 8.5T (#3608) and 9.5T (#3609) are also compatible with the Havoc 3S Brushless/Brush ESC (#1733). Combined, the Ballistic motors and Novak’s programmable speed controls create high-performance machines for world-class racing.

Like all Novak brushless motors, the Ballistic Brushless Motors are designed, tested and built at the Novak facility in Irvine, Calif. Each motor stator is hand-wound for maximum copper fill, and each motor is individually tested for consistency. The motors are also tuned to the same factory timing, run under a simulated load, and visually inspected, packaged and weighed to ensure the best product is sent to customers.

Exploded view of Ballistic Racing Brushless Motor

Sensor-based for excellent torque and low-speed driveability
Oversized front bearing [1/2” x 3/16” (12.7 x 4.8mm)] for increased load handling and bearing life
Rebuildable design with removable shielded sensor harness, sensor assembly, wound stator, sleeve and both end bells
Nickel-plated, 12.3mm sintered Neodymium rotor with a 0.125” pinion shaft that accepts all existing pinion gears
Adjustable timing to help retain previous user settings
ROAR and IFMAR approved
Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
Designed, hand wound and dyno tested by Novak in Irvine, Calif., using globally sourced components
Ballistic Motors
Part Number
KV (unloaded)
10,500 RPM/Volt
9,000 RPM/VOLT
7,400 RPM/VOLT
6,400 RPM/VOLT
5,800 RPM/VOLT
5,000 RPM/VOLT
4,400 RPM/VOLT
Motor Size
2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
Motor Weight
6.6oz. (187.0g)
6.6oz. (187.0g)
6.6oz. (187.0g)
6.6oz. (187.0g)
6.6oz. (187.0g)
6.6oz. (187.0g)
6.6oz. (187.0g)
Magnetic Material Operating Temp.*

392° F
(200° C)

392° F
(200° C)
392° F
(200° C)
392° F
(200° C)
392° F
(200° C)
392° F
(200° C)
392° F
(200° C)
Recommended Use
On-Road High Traction
Off-Road High Traction / 4WD / On-Road Low Traction
Off-Road High Traction / General On Road
Off-Road Medium Traction / Basher
Off-Road Medium Traction / Basher
Slippery Track Conditions / Basher
Slippery/ Low Traction Conditions
*Motors are not capable of running at 200° C (392° F). The recommended operating temperature is 70° C (160° F).
#5351-#5353 Brushless Shielded Sensor Harnesses – 9”, 6” & 4”  (replacement/optional)
#5416-#5418 Brushless Motor Cooling Kit (optional)
#5508 14G Brushless Motor & Battery Wire Set (replacement)
#5647/#5651 Cooling Fan 25x25x10 (replacement)
#5731 3.5mm Low-Loss Power Connector – 5 pairs (optional)
#5909 Sintered Tuning Rotor-13mm (optional)
#5940 Ballistic Front End Bell and Bearings – 1/8” (replacement)
#5941 Ballistic Sintered Rotor -- 12.3mm (replacement)
#S5420-#S5424 Brushless Motor Sleeves (replacement/optional)
#S5932 Ballistic Motor Hardware Kit (replacement)
#S5942 Ballistic Timing/Sensor Assembly (replacement)
#S5943 Ballistic Bearing Cap/Replacement Steel Rear Bearing (replacement)
#S5946 Ballistic Bearing Cap/Replacement Ceramic Rear Bearing (optional)
#S5944 Ballistic Back End Bell Replacement (replacement)
#S6603-#S6609 Ballistic Wound Stators (replacement)

B44 4WD Buggy™ is a registered trademark of Associated®.

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