mega price tag
doesn't necessarily guarantee a fast and reliable kart.
Karts can be had
for as little as $1000 ready to race for an older 80cc or 100cc NGB and up to a whopping
$30000 + for a brand new 250cc F/E twin with the best of everything
including data logging, rack & pinion steering, carbon fibre this and
titanium that and perhaps a spare kitchen sink and some more blah blah blah for good measure!!
though, a reasonable "entry level" second-hand kart can be had as follows:
$2500 to $3500
100cc No Gearbox
$2000 to $3000
These are just
average entry level prices in $AUD for reasonable second-hand machinery. Prices
can vary wildly depending on many factors including the karts make and age, type
and age of engine, modifications, amount of spare parts included in the
deal, overall condition and other factor too numerous to list so use these
figures as a very rough indication only.
On going running
and maintenance costs i.e.: tyres, brakes, engine rebuilds, fuel and oil
etc. will vary wildly due to how often you race, crash, how much fabrication you do
yourself and other factors way too numerous to list.
It is always
worthwhile to attend a superkart race meeting at your local track and have
a chat with competitors to get a more realistic idea of what's involved
and costs. Don't be dazzled by mega flashy paint jobs with chrome wheel nuts and brand new
everything else as it is not always necessary to spend unlimited money on the
very latest equipment to be ultra competitive!
Costs of superkarting are rather difficult
to predict and really depend heavily on
what class you wish to compete in, how
many hi-tech goodies your kart carries
around, your technical ability, how often
you wish to race, ambitions, bravery etc
etc! The best place to get a good idea of
suprkarting costs is at a race meeting
where you can speak to many different