Razor Ground Force Drifter Kart

Razor Ground Force Drifter Kart
$336.08

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Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart

Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart
$299.99 $269.68

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Razor Dune Buggy

Razor Dune Buggy
$448.99

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Lil` Rider Battery-Powered Red Racer Go-Kart, Red

Lil` Rider Battery-Powered Red Racer Go-Kart, Red
$199.99 $109.00

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Lil` Rider Battery-Powered Blue Ice Go-Kart, Blue

Lil` Rider Battery-Powered Blue Ice Go-Kart, Blue
$249.99 $119.00

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The Razor Dune Electric Dune Buggy Makes a Great Kids Go Kart Kit

The Razor Dune Electric Dune Buggy Makes a Great Kids Go Kart Kit
$569.99

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Razor Battery Powered Ground Force Electric Go-Kart

Razor Battery Powered Ground Force Electric Go-Kart
$299.99 $297.99

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Lil` RiderTM Red Racer Battery Operated Go-Kart

Lil` RiderTM Red Racer Battery Operated Go-Kart
$199.99 $158.52

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Power Advantage Rechargeable Childrens Go-Kart

Power Advantage Rechargeable Childrens Go-Kart
$149.95

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Full Size Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse

Full Size Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse
$1,600.00

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Kandi 150cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-150GKC-2)

Kandi 150cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-150GKC-2)
$2,550.00

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ScooterX Baja Powerkart 49cc Black/Green

ScooterX Baja Powerkart 49cc Black/Green
$498.25

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TaoTao ATK-125A 125cc BLACK Gas 4 Stroke Semi-Auto Buggy Go Kart

TaoTao ATK-125A 125cc BLACK Gas 4 Stroke Semi-Auto Buggy Go Kart
$1,070.00

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TaoTao ATK-125A 125cc YELLOW Gas 4 Stroke Semi-Auto Buggy Go Kart

TaoTao ATK-125A 125cc YELLOW Gas 4 Stroke Semi-Auto Buggy Go Kart
$1,065.00

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Scooter X 49cc Baja Go Kart 30-32 MPH

Scooter X 49cc Baja Go Kart 30-32 MPH
$544.99

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Go Kart ScooterX Sport Kart Go Cart 163cc 6.5hp

Go Kart ScooterX Sport Kart Go Cart 163cc 6.5hp
$XXX.XX

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Go Kart 125cc Semi Auto with Reverse New Look

Go Kart 125cc Semi Auto with Reverse New Look
$2,500.00 $1,065.00

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New High End Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse

New High End Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse
$2,500.00 $1,975.00

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KANDI 110cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-110GKG-2)

KANDI 110cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-110GKG-2)
$1,295.00 $1,070.00

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Go Kart 125cc Semi Auto with Reverse New Look

Go Kart 125cc Semi Auto with Reverse New Look
$2,500.00 $1,065.00

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High End Go Kart 110cc Semi Auto with Reverse New Look

High End Go Kart 110cc Semi Auto with Reverse New Look
$1,195.00

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Full Size Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse

Full Size Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse
$1,600.00

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Aero Hawk Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse

Aero Hawk Go Kart 150cc Automatic with Reverse
$2,190.00

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Kandi 150cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-150GKH-2)

Kandi 150cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-150GKH-2)
$1,999.00

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BMS Sand Sniper 1000 BLACK Gas 4 Cylinder 4 Seat Dune Buggy Go Kart

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$9,178.00

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BMS Sand Sniper 1000 BLACK Gas 4 Cylinder 2 Seat Dune Buggy Go Kart

BMS Sand Sniper 1000 BLACK Gas 4 Cylinder 2 Seat Dune Buggy Go Kart
$8,778.00

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TaoTao ATK-125A 125cc YELLOW Gas 4 Stroke Semi-Auto Buggy Go Kart

TaoTao ATK-125A 125cc YELLOW Gas 4 Stroke Semi-Auto Buggy Go Kart
$1,065.00

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FamilyGokarts Kandi 90B Gokart

FamilyGokarts Kandi 90B Gokart
$1,020.00

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Kandi 150cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-150GKA-2)

Kandi 150cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-150GKA-2)
$2,699.00

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New XRX Go Kart 300cc Trail Master Brand

New XRX Go Kart 300cc Trail Master Brand
$4,145.00

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250cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-250FS)

250cc 2-seat Go Kart (KD-250FS)
$3,995.00 $3,600.00

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New XRX Go Kart 150cc Trail Master Brand

New XRX Go Kart 150cc Trail Master Brand
$2,345.00

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Hauck Traxx Lightning Pedal Go-Kart, Race Green

Hauck Traxx Lightning Pedal Go-Kart, Race Green
$149.99 $147.68

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Kettler Kiddi-O Pole Position Pedal Car

Kettler Kiddi-O Pole Position Pedal Car
$178.99 $134.99

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Kiddi-O Aero Air Tire Pedal Car

Kiddi-O Aero Air Tire Pedal Car
$259.00 $252.00

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Lil` Rider Black Stealth Pedal Powered Go-Kart

Lil` Rider Black Stealth Pedal Powered Go-Kart
$199.99 $96.49

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BERG Toys 06.15.52.00 Roxy AF Pedal Go Kart,

BERG Toys 06.15.52.00 Roxy AF Pedal Go Kart,
$631.35 $549.00

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BERG Toys 06.13.52.00 Cyclo AF Pedal Go Kart,

BERG Toys 06.13.52.00 Cyclo AF Pedal Go Kart,
$631.35 $549.00

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BERG Toys 24.20.60.00 Buddy Orange Pedal Go Kart,

BERG Toys 24.20.60.00 Buddy Orange Pedal Go Kart,
$329.52

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Red Elf Rider Battery Operated Child`s Go-Kart

Red Elf Rider Battery Operated Child`s Go-Kart
$127.99

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Tractor Mac Pedal Go Kart

Tractor Mac Pedal Go Kart
$343.85 $269.00

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BERG Toys 24.21.34.00 Jeep Junior Pedal Go Kart,

BERG Toys 24.21.34.00 Jeep Junior Pedal Go Kart,
$412.85 $319.00

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Black Edition Pedal Go-Kart

Black Edition Pedal Go-Kart
$977.49 $749.00

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Jeep Adventure Pedal Kart

Jeep Adventure Pedal Kart
$499.00

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Superman Go Kart

Superman Go Kart
$229.99

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Kiddi-O Aero Air Tire Pedal Car

Kiddi-O Aero Air Tire Pedal Car
$259.00 $252.00

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Kettler Kettcar Kabrio Cart

Kettler Kettcar Kabrio Cart
$209.00

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Hauck Traxx Thunder Go-kart - Black

Hauck Traxx Thunder Go-kart – Black
$398.94

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Berg Toys Buddy John Deere Pedal Go-Kart

Berg Toys Buddy John Deere Pedal Go-Kart
$359.00

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BERG Toys 06.26.52.00 Ferrari FXX Racer Pedal Go Kart,

BERG Toys 06.26.52.00 Ferrari FXX Racer Pedal Go Kart,
$1,092.49 $899.00

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Kettler Kiddi-O Sport Kid Racer Pedal Car

Kettler Kiddi-O Sport Kid Racer Pedal Car
$318.99 $235.35

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Kids’ Go-Karts. How to Choose the Best Go-Kart?

What started as simple soapbox derby challenges in 1934 has evolved into one of the most loved motorsports of all time. More than adults, kids love to race their go-karts. Simple, fun and safe, kids can enjoy the pure thrill of racing without waiting until they are 18 years old. Today, hundreds of thousands of kids from all around the world have made go-karting their favorite activity, and with good reason too.

What are Go-Karts?

Go-karts are scaled down version of cars, particularly Formula-1 cars. For any kid who has ever been to an amusement park and been on the bumper cars, that is what go-karts are. Simple to control and loads of fun, go-karts have become popular with kids all around the world. Best of all, it costs less than their gaming system, requires a fraction of the maintenance and it definitely more fun.

Electric go-karts vs gasoline go-karts

Go-Karts Types

In most cases, there are 2 distinct types of go-karts, characterized by the engine type. The third most simple type of go-carts is pedal go-karts. For any child who loves go-karts, the decision between a gasoline go-karts and electric go-kart is not easy. Fortunately, parental intervention makes the decision easy. The question is, which one is better?

  • While gasoline go-karts have higher top-speeds, electric variants offer significantly higher acceleration. 
  • Gasoline go-karts cause significantly more pollution than electric variants. 
  • Electric go-karts are heavier than gasoline variants but this ensures better stability. 
  • Gasoline go-karts are expensive to run indoors due to the high cost of a large and efficient ventilation system. 
  • Gasoline go-karts have a lower up-front cost and are less costly to maintain. 
  • Electric go-karts do not require the shifting most gasoline variants do. 

Go-Karts for kidsGo-Karts Features

One of the main reasons why kids love go-karts is their simplicity, brought on by a multitude of features. The main features of any go-kart include:

Steering wheel – The steering wheel is rather simple and can be replaced very easily, allowing kids to customize their steering wheels.

Paddle Shifters – This feature is only available on gasoline go-karts, normally found as paddles on the side of the wheel. When you hold the clutch down, simply pull on the paddles and your go-kart will change gears. For most kids, their go-karts do not have these shifters, as most junior go-karts are electric based.

Pedals – Kids love go-karts because they provide the thrill of racing without any technicalities. For most, the only pedals they have to press down on are the acceleration and brake pedals. Of course, some go-karts have hand accelerators and brakes.

Support Bumpers – When going at relatively high speeds, it is essential to ensure that your kid’s safety is maintained. As such, you will find different support bumpers around the go-kart. Different go-karts have various bumper designs and are also made out of different materials. However, some may not come with bumpers but they can be installed.

To Go or Not to Go, That Is the Question

More often than not, questions arise whether letting children drive go-karts is a good idea. Of course, you have to decide for yourself. To help make it easier, here is a closer look at the pros and cons of go-karts.

Pros

Cons

It is incredibly fun

Go-karts do cost a few hundred dollars

Driving a go-kart is easy

Maintaining a go-kart can be budget constraining

Done indoors, it is a safe activity

Not every kid can drive a go-kart safely

A great birthday party activity

Better and more affordable than indoor consoles

They are simple, affordable, fun and a great way for a kid to experience the thrill of driving in a controlled environment. Whether you choose an electric or gasoline type go-kart is up to you. However, one thing is for sure – “if your kid drives a go-kart, he is going to have a great time.”

You may also like to know more about gas or electric ATVs for kids.

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