When someone mentions go karts, a lot of people automatically think about children's carts. This isn't surprising, since there are so many children's go karts out on the market. Plus, a lot of attention seems to be paid to the fact that many kids build their own karts with their Dads or as part of Boy Scout activities. Kids’ go karts get a lot of interest, with many races of these karts being held. So, it isn't at all unexpected that people would think about children when someone talks about go karts.
However, there is another world of go karts. These are off road go karts-karts that are made for adults. Slowly, but surely, adult off road go karts are rising up in the world and becoming more popular.
How are adult off road go karts different from kids’ karts?
If you were to look at pictures of the two types of karts side-by-side, you would instantly notice several differences:
Why should I consider getting an off road go kart?
Simply put, driving an off road go kart is a great deal of fun. Because they don't get to the top speeds of dune buggies, they are a little safer than buggies, too. Of course, safety precautions should always be taken since off road go karts are typically driven on uneven terrain and at speeds higher than a motorbike. It is possible to become injured while driving or riding in one of these karts, just as it is in any moving vehicle.
However, off road go karts are generally a lot of fun to both drive and ride in as a passenger. Their small engines (typically either 150cc or 250cc) offer more climbing ability than you would think. Additionally, it is possible to reach speeds of up to 40 mph to 50 mph in one of these karts. Many karts come equipped with CVT automatic transmission, which switches between different ratios automatically so as to offer the best in climbing ability and in top speeds as is necessary.
Prices for off road go karts are often quite cheaper than prices of dune buggies or other similar types of vehicles. Since go karts aren't just for kids anymore, why not give one a try?
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