BBB Beetleweight Planetary 22mm Gearmotor

(5 customer reviews)


27th August: This is a new version of the planetary gearmotor – similar dimensions and specs to the old model however is now 9g lighter due to aluminium gearbox casing! Their speed will be slightly different from the old version of the gearmotors so we don’t recommend using a mixture of old and new motors at the same time.

BBB Beetleweight Planetary 22mm 16:1 Gear Motor well suited for combat robot situations.

  • Custom manufactured to our specifications
  • All metal geared planetary gearbox with grease
  • Solid construction, thick gears
  • All screws set with thread locker
  • 19g lighter than standard 25mm beetle motors.
  • More robust gearboxes than standard 25mm beetle motors
  • Similar spec to 22mm gearmotors seen in american robot kits but at a much lower price

Recommended to run at 3S, but ran on many bots at 4s, but this may reduce longevity!
We’ve created the BBB 4S 8A ESC, with two and four wheel drive setup of this motor in mind.

3D model of the motor by THE Tom Brewster: step, stl. Thanks Tom xox
Fusion 360 model of the motor: f3d by Felix Townsend, cheers boi x

We recommend face mounting the motors with our nylon mounts and a 22mm hole in some HDPE.
Mounting example & example bots below!

22 in stock

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14x4mm Output Shaft




At 12V
No load: ~890rpm
Rated load: ~750rpm

Input Voltage

~12V suited for 3-4S lipo


No load: 0.3A
Stall: 4.3A


Stall 1.6kgf

Example mounting

from Igor (J-LGames):

As ran in the following robots at BBB Beetle Champs (and many more!) Left to right:  Super Snappy, Drizzle 3, Rev 4, Grab Crab, Byte Sized Trauma, Maximum Ogredrive, Rust in Pieces:





5 reviews for BBB Beetleweight Planetary 22mm Gearmotor

  1. Tom Brewster

    I use a pair of these in Drizzle – if they can survive 3 minutes of bouncing around like a Tigger, they’ll survive anything. 12/10 would order again 🙂

  2. RIP-Ed

    Went from having a motor failing in most fights to not a single failure in two events when I switched from 25mm to these motors. Good power and speed too

  3. Jon-Luke Buckley (Igor) (verified owner)

    I upgraded Igor to use these motors, and am absolutely thrilled with the increase in power and speed. Would recommend these to any beetle builder.

  4. morgan (verified owner)

    ran a fair number of these only ever been able to break one and that was my fault not the motor (running a 2kg bot with the motor basically being stalled for 2 minutes solid) cant recommend them enough for beetles. seem solid to me

  5. Thomas W (verified owner)

    Tried these out a 7 months ago in dragon and they have been super reliable and even at 4s for multiple events and only having 1 motor get damaged beyond repair is very impressive. Definitely worth the price I highly recommend people given them a try

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