How Much Does a Go-Kart Cost? All Go-Kart Types Compared
The average go-kart costs between $1,500 to $2,500. However, you’ll need to understand that there are many types of go-karts and each go-kart type has a different price range. For example, a pedal go-kart for a kid can cost as low as $150, whereas a professional high-end adult racing go-kart can cost up to $10,000.
Notice how big the price range is? That’s because there are many different factors that determine the price of a go-kart. With that being said, the price of a go-kart can start at about $150 and go up to $10,000. So, how much is a go-kart? Well, if you’re looking for a reference, the average go-kart costs between $1,500 to $2,500.
How Much Does Each Go-Kart Cost?
As you can see from the list below, different go-kart types have different prices. There are pedal go-karts, hoverboard go-karts, homemade go-karts, kid and youth go-karts, off-road go-karts and adult racing go-karts. Let’s take a look at each of these go-karts and how much they cost on average.
Racing Go-kart Cost
$3,000 – 5,000
off-road Go-kart Cost
$1,000 – 2,000
kid & Youth Go-kart Cost
$600 – 3,000
homemade Go-kart cost
$400 – 900
hoverboard Go-kart cost
$200 – 400
Pedal Go-kart cost
$100 – 250
Racing Go-Kart Cost
Professional racing go-karts are very sophisticated, in relation to the average go-kart. As they’re equipped with higher end parts and larger engines, they tend to be more expensive than any other type of go-kart.
Average Racing Go-Kart Cost
A typical racing go-kart can cost around $3,000 to $5,000. These go-karts have mid-range equipment and are commonly used for national and international karting competitions. Examples for mid-range racing go-karts are the CRG KT2 and BirelART AM29-S11. They fall within the above price range, and some of these karts come without the engine and tires.
Professional Racing Go-Kart Cost
If we’re talking about high-end professional racing go-karts, prices can reach up to $10,000. These types of racing go-karts feature the top of the line equipment and are used in international go-kart racing competitions. Although these are much more expensive than the average go-kart price, the price range is generally between $5,000 to $10,000.
CRG DD2 Dark Rider (with Rotax DD2)
Off-Road Go-Kart Cost
An average off-road go-kart costs around $1,000 to $2,000. There are several types of off-road go-karts and all of them vary in price. 1-Seater and 2-Seater off-road go-karts such as the Coleman Powersports KT196 off-road go-kart have an average price range. This off-road go-kart costs $1,652.99.
The cost of an off-road go-kart depends on the equipment it has, the size of the go-kart and also the quality of the materials used. Larger off-road go-karts usually cost more, due to the fact that they have a larger engine to power the heavier load, and it also contains more seats, a larger chassis and a heavy-duty frame. Larger off-road go-karts can cost up to $4,000.
Coleman Powersports KT196
Kid and Youth Go-Kart Cost
There are several types of go-karts that are specifically made for kids and youths. Racing go-karts for kids have several categories with different specifications, that are also similarly priced. Off-road go-karts for kids and youths are usually just a smaller variant of the adult version and cost slightly less.
Kid and Youth Racing Go-Kart Cost
Racing go-karts that are designed for kids and youths are referred to as mini, kid and cadet karts. These go-karts are priced lower than the average go-kart, as they’re smaller in size and are also equipped with a smaller engine. Kid and youth racing go-karts cost about $2,000 to $3,000.
Kid and Youth Off-Road Go-Kart Cost
Off-road go-karts for kids and youths are typically single seater and about 50% to 20% smaller than adult go-karts. They are equipped with much smaller engines and also cost less. Off-road go-karts for kids and youths are typically priced at about $600 to $1,200.
Powersports Go-Kart 110cc
Homemade Go-Kart Cost
Homemade go-karts on average can cost about $400 to $900, depending on what type of go-kart you’re building and what parts you’re using.
Homemade go-karts vary in size, type and material. Therefore you can spend as little as $100 to get all your parts, or even up to a few thousand dollars if you decide to get higher end parts to make your go-kart. If you’d like to find out more on the actual costs, you can read a separate guide I wrote on how much it costs to build a go-kart.
Hoverboard Go-Kart Cost
A complete hoverboard go-kart would cost around $200 to $400. A hoverboard go-kart, or hoverkart in short, is made of two components. The hoverboard itself costs about $150 to $250, depending on the brand and quality of the device.
The hoverboard attachment or conversion kit costs about $50 to $150. There are different types of kits that have various features. Find out more about the best hoverboard go-kart kits.
Pedal Go-Kart Cost
Pedal go-karts are primarily meant for toddlers and kids and they cost around $100 to $250. Of course, there are several types of pedal go-karts and each of them has unique features. Depending on the brand and the features, some of these pedal go-karts may be slightly cheaper or more expensive than the average range.
What Determines the Cost of a Go-Kart?
How much an actual go-kart costs depends on several things. The most common reasons why go-kart prices can have a wide range is because there are different types of go-karts. Each go-kart type has different parts, and each part has different costs. Here’s a list of factors that can influence the cost of a go-kart:
- Type: There are different types of go-karts that each have a different price range. Racing go-karts focus on speed and therefore require lightweight and racing materials that are usually FIA compliant. This will definitely increase the overall price of a go-kart, as these materials cost more. On the other hand, custom or homemade go-karts are usually cheaper, as they’re made with used or common materials.
- Size: Smaller go-karts tend to cost less than full-sized go-karts as they don’t require as much material. Since they are lighter and require less power, they’re also equipped with a smaller go-kart engine. Engines can make up a significant amount of a go-kart cost.
- Materials: There’s a difference between standard racing go-karts and high-end racing go-karts. A high-end racing go-kart can easily cost twice as much as a standard racing go-kart, due to the fact that it’s manufactured with lightweight materials, which are very expensive. These materials can be carbon fiber or a steel alloy such as AISI-4130.
- Parts: The number of parts on a go-kart also determines its price. The more parts a go-kart has, the more it will cost. For example, there are certain types of off-road go-karts that have individual suspensions, brake disks, additional seats, headlights and storage racks. These fully equipped off-road go-karts cost more than an entry-level go-kart model that lacks these extra features.