250cc Shifter karts (go cart on steroids)

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Automotive, Premium Gadgets and Cool Toys, Premium Sports

250cc Shifter Kart specs and info: Don’t be fooled… at first glance these little monsters might bear some resemblance to the 5hp go-cart you had growing up but the similarities stop there. These 250cc shifter karts can hit 60mph in 3 seconds flat and whip around a full size race track at speeds in excess of 125 mph. In fact, these 250cc Shifter carts have been clocked at the old A1 ring in Austria going over 180mph! Also… don’t worry about slowing down much in the corners because these shifter karts can hold 3.0 lateral g’s of cornering and braking force!

250cc Shifter kart
If your looking for an insane adrenalin rush but don’t quite have the cash for that Formula 1 racecar you always wanted than you might think about getting into Kart Racing. Shifter carts have a power to weight ratio close to an F1 and the closest thing to getting behind the wheel of a formula 1 race car. In fact… 250 Karting has been the starting point of a few of the current Formula 1 drivers racing careers. To get a sense of just how fast these 250cc shifter karts are watch the video below!


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8 Responses to “250cc Shifter karts (go cart on steroids)”

  1. Shawn Hogan Says:

    Dude, I want one of these!!!

  2. Julien Says:

    You mean you want two of these! (So we can race)

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  4. brian Says:

    how much i want one of these bad

  5. Chris Tolbert Says:

    Pretty Cool

    However, those are 125 Shifters and the track is too small for 250 Supers

    125 or 250 and absolute blast to drive

  6. Chris Tolbert Says:

    And….The 125s are about $7,000 starting price new

    A 250 engine alone cost that and more so….

  7. sonofastar Says:

    i am 14, and my dad races a 125cc in SCCA. he let me drive it, and no, i am not stupid enough to push it in a shifter my 1st time. it was a blast, and soon enough, i had found it’s limit on the hard set of tires, and spun it… spinning out at 50mph was a new one for me. they are toys that are meant to be played with carefully, not recklacely. you may want prior experience, or an experienced person to help you. peace. p.s. my 4arms are sore after every run, fiting the wheel =^

  8. joey Says:

    Actually – There not even shifters-there Rotax 125 singles. fun karts though!

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