Whenever you want to buy a go kart, there are important points to consider. The first and a great way to start the process is to go to a kart track. For a fee, you can drive 2 or 4 cycles to go-karts for a taste of what type of kart best fits your needs. It is a good idea to do some research on go-karts before making the investment, to be fully informed about what is available. This is an ideal strategy to get a feel for go karting. The following are points to consider when thinking to purchase a go-kart.
The age and driver training of the primary driver
The important features to consider when buying a go-kart are such as what size do you need and does it come with safety features? Remember to take into consideration the age and driver training of the primary driver operating the go kart. There are go-karts especially designed for varying degrees of experience; from beginner karts for kids under age ten to intermediate go-karts for pre-teens to full-sized karts for the experienced teen and adult.
Considering that they are so close to the ground, go-karts are pretty difficult to roll. In the rare event that a kart does roll over, most have roll bars or brush cages which provide increased safety. Unless they are for racing, the karts have limited speeds; usually less than 50 mph.
Now is the time to determine whether you want to buy a new or used go kart. There are also some important things to remember when purchasing a used one. Get to know the seller a bit and ask why he or she is selling the kart. You do not want to buy a go-kart that has a worn out chassis or engine.
Consider the cost
Take your time and decide how much you are willing to spend on a used kart. You can expect to spend $800 to $1500 or more for what is called a rolling chassis. A rolling chassis includes the chassis, rims, axle, a gas tank and various other go kart parts.
If you want to purchase a new go kart, then there are other expenses to consider. If you buy a new chassis and engine, you will increase the total cost of your go kart. When shopping for a new chassis, you need to determine the brand you prefer. The famous the brand is, the more expensive it will be.
A new chassis can cost from $1500 to $2500 or more depending on the brand and year. An engine can be bought from a local supplier and will vary in price depending on your preferences, but they are anywhere from $750 to $2000 or more.
The size of the go-kart
Remember, consider the age and size of the primary driver. Also, think about where the kart will be driven and what safety features are available. After purchasing just the right go-kart, you will be on your way to providing hours of fun for your family and friends!