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. 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.
- 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 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
- 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.
- 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.
14 thoughts on “How Much Does a Go-Kart Cost? All Go-Kart Types Compared”
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
No worries, we’ve all been there. Thanks for dropping a comment.
If you are looking for a used go-kart -> eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, community
If you are looking for a new go-kart -> local dealerships, directly from manufacturer
You can also check out the article on the best places to buy go-karts.
I have a Tonykart for sale
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
That’s interesting and sounds awesome!
It’s probably best to get it officially appraised.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to advise that!
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)!
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.
Hi Jimmy, you can check list that showcases the best off-road go-karts.
i am looking for a one seat or if not to much a 2 seat
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
I loved the guide man!
More power to you <3
I am trying to invest money in an affordable go kart, let's c if that happens in the near future xD
Thanks Ahsan, keep us all posted!