There’s nothing better than zooming around on four wheels and as a kid, there is only one way to travel, on a go-kart. Browse OnBuy’s range of go-karts for kids and pedal go-karts to find the perfect racer for your little one.
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Drift, race, and spin with go-karts from OnBuy! If your kids are looking for fast-paced adventures, bring home the thrill of the go-kart track with kids' go-karts. Younger kids will love having their own set of wheels, while older children can enjoy the thrill offered by more sophisticated go-karts with wheels that let them perform epic slides, drifts, and 180˚ turns.
What kind of go-karts can I buy?Go-karts for kids are available in a few different types: pedal, electric, and gravity. You can also shop go-karts from well-known brands such as Homcom, BERG and Bopster. If you’re a child with a passion for cars and racing, there can be no more exciting present to receive on your birthday or at Christmas than a brand new pedal go-kart. They can provide hours of entertainment both indoors and outdoors, and they’re also a great form of exercise for especially energetic youngsters! Unlike an electric go-kart - which has a rechargeable battery to propel it along - pedal go-karts are cheaper and a bit more chill. They're unlikely to go faster than the average bicycle which creates an ideal environment for kids to learn the dos and don’ts of driving at an early age and limits the risk of accidents and injuries. Electric go-karts, as we mentioned, are powered by a battery built into the unit. Some models are limited in speed to reduce the risk of crashing and injury but others can go much faster than a pedal go-kart can. They’re perfect for older children who are looking for the thrill of the go-kart track. Gravity go-karts rely on the downward force of gravity to help them move. Most typically, they are used for downhill racing and can pick up some serious speed when allowed so are great for taking to a hilly area to help wear out kids with too much energy.
Are go-karts safe?Go-karting is a fun activity but doesn’t come without risks. You can help to reduce the amount of risk involved in go-karting by keeping an eye out for the following details. While the cheapest models may appear just as good as their pricier variants, there is usually a reason that they cost less, and it’s worth investigating each kart’s specs instead of simply opting for the biggest bargain. You’ll want to ensure that the go-kart is designed to keep its driver in one piece. Some karts will come with a simple handbrake to ensure that slowing and stopping are as uncomplicated as possible, while other karts may have mechanisms built in so that slowing down can be achieved by backpedalling. Thicker tires will provide better grip and a greater level of comfort, and you may also want to check how easy it is to order spare parts from the manufacturer just in case certain components wear out or break.
Frequently asked questions about go-karts
At what age can my child start go-karting?
It's recommended that your child starts go-karting from the age of 8. Their inside leg measurement should be 25in.
How can my child get into go-karting?
If they show an interest from an early age, it's really easy to get your child into go-karting. There are teams all over the country, in which they can enter club races and perhaps even championships.
Is there a weight limit for go-karting?
There are no weight limits when it comes to go-karting. Just make sure your child is always safe, with a suitable helmet and other protective clothing, if necessary.
How fast is a 100cc go-kart?
A 100cc go-kart can reach speeds of between 60 and 70 mph.
What kind of protective gear should my child wear?
All go-kart racers must wear protective gear from head to toe. This usually involves a helmet, sensible clothing, gloves, and closed-toed shoes.
Are go karts expensive?
The price of go karts can vary hugely depending on the size and complexity of the go kart you want. For younger children, go karts will be available at a range of affordable prices however as they get older and need bigger, more powerful go karts, the price of the go kart is likely to increase considerably.