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Shifter Kart Pilot Just Can’t Wait For Spring

Posted in Cool Stuff, driving, Hoonage, Videos by Kurt Ernst | April 17th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Just in case you think go-karts are for entertaining kids at roadside amusement parks, consider the performance specs of a 125cc shifter kart like the one in the video below: it’ll accelerate from zero to sixty in just over three seconds, and can be geared for a top speed of around 115 miles per hour. Their engines can turn up to 16,000 rpm and make as much as 45 horsepower, which is plenty to propel the light weight kart and driver to heart-stopping velocities. I’m not sure where this video was filmed, but it’s clear that one kart racer has had enough of winter, so he decides to engage in a little spring training around his neighborhood. I can’t think of many vehicles on two or four wheels that would be as much fun to hoon as a 125cc shifter kart. Enjoy the ride in the video below, found on BangShift.

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