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Hello everyone,

Just looking for some advice and steer of direction please.

I have been rental karting for two years now (mainly indoor, but also some outdoor).
It is great fun, but I want to explore what it is like to buy and run my own kart.

I am not interested in competing, just taking it to a track for a day and have some fun taking it round.
After going down to local testing day, pro karts has been a suggested way of going about it.

But I am not too sure what a pro kart os compared to other karts.
Do I go for an older kart or something modern?
Just some general advice please.
It would sound crazy if I splashed out a load of money for a kart that I will use twice a month maybe.

Thanks in advance.
Chris.
 
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For fun and for real performance a nice senior rotax will blow your mind coming from corporates.
Depends on your budget really... but your pick up a older pre evo kart around 1500 quid..
Ideally you want a evo kitted engine that is sealed (if you decide to race and you will you can) your be looking at 2500 upwards
Like all things you get what you pay for... but a rotax as a Sunday toy will definitely wake you up and leave you with a buzz for next time.
 
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For fun and for real performance a nice senior rotax will blow your mind coming from corporates.
Depends on your budget really... but your pick up a older pre evo kart around 1500 quid..
Ideally you want a evo kitted engine that is sealed (if you decide to race and you will you can) your be looking at 2500 upwards
Like all things you get what you pay for... but a rotax as a Sunday toy will definitely wake you up and leave you with a buzz for next time.
Appreciate the advice, is senior rotax same as a pro kart?
 

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No... pro karts are twin engined 4 strokes..
Rotax is 125 2 stroke alot faster
 
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I agree, don't be scared of 2 strokes. Maintenance isn't really an issue if you keep on top of things, which is the same for any Kart to be honest. Plus the buzz, sound and smell is....:love:

Before you make the jump you can always organise a test day. A on site kart shop at a track or local team should be able to sort you out with a day package.

You can of course search the classifieds on here, Facebook, ebay etc etc. But I do highly recommend Lee and the guys at NextKarting. Newbie friendly advice is great and Lee can also build you up a package to suit your budget I'm sure. Not affiliated with the forum in anyway, I just like how they do business and treat people.

 

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