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

Racing Go-Kart Cost
$3,000 – $5,000

off-road go-kart cost

Off-Road Go-Kart Cost
$1,000 – $2,000

kids and youth racing go-kart cost

Kid & Youth Go-kart Cost
$600 – $3,000

homemade go-kart cost

Homemade Go-kart Cost
$400 – $900

hoverboard go-kart cost

Hoverboard Go-Kart Cost
$200 – $400

pedal go-kart cost

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. I’ve created an entire go-kart price list for the most common go-karts on the market. Feel free to take a look at it for further reference.

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.

racing go kart cost

BirelART AM29-S11

  • Price: $3,495.00

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 go-kart cost

CRG DD2 Dark Rider (with Rotax DD2)

  • Price: $8,880.00

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 cost

Coleman Powersports KT196

  • Price: $1,652.99

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.

cost of tonykart neos

TonyKart Neos

  • Price: $2,500.00

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

  • Price: $1,050.00

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:


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.


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.


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.


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.

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14 thoughts on “How Much Does a Go-Kart Cost? All Go-Kart Types Compared”

  1. Hello I’m just looking for a racing go kart in adult size cause I can’t seem to find any at all so if anyone could give me a guideline that will be much appreciative thank you

  2. I have a Pepsi fiberglass promotional go kart probably 50 years old.
    It was in a grocery store display and given away in a drawing.
    I would like to sell it but I don’t know the value.
    I have had it for 40 years, last driven in 1986.

    Please advise the value
    John Taylor

    • Hi John,

      That’s interesting and sounds awesome!
      It’s probably best to get it officially appraised.
      Unfortunately, I won’t be able to advise that!

  3. Hey dude,

    If I found an offer for a 2016 Kosmic Lynx with a x30 IAME engine for only $1250, with under two hours time on the engine.. Would you think I got scammed?? I can’t tell if just absurdly fortunate or just ensnared into the trap.. Complete package, not a roller.. Mychron 5 included.. And I already committed to the purchase by giving money towards the sales certificate. What are your best and most honest thoughts??

    • Hey Max, thanks for getting in touch, where are you located? Europe of USA?
      The price actually seems pretty good, I’ve seen most 2016 Kosmic Lynx with a x30 IAME for about 1.5k – 2k, but I am unsure for the market you are located in.
      But also remember to check the condition (all parts)!

  4. I am looking for a two seater go cart dune buggy style. It is for a 13 yr old tall grandson. Am willing to spend a@2,000.

  5. I have a go cart that has a Chrysler super V motor on it’s all aluminum two-stroke it’s an older car all their great compression spark very clean car I was wondering what it’s worth Jim


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