Go Kart Buggy for Kids and Teens

As we all know, a go-kart buggy is an excellent vehicle where you or your child can have fun while trailing off-road paths. Coming to think of it, looking at the various go-kart buggy offerings in the market is quite confusing and overwhelming. Therefore, we have collected the top 3 best go-kart buggy for kids and teens in the hopes of finding the best product for you!

What is a Go Kart Buggy?

A go kart buggy is the outdoor variant of the infamous indoor go-kart. These karts function similarly to a kids’ petrol quad; however, the difference is go kart buggies use a steering wheel. Furthermore, a go kart buggy provides its user with an option to pick whether they want an electric or petrol-powered kart.

Electric vs. Gas-Powered Go Kart Buggies

First, an electric buggy’s power is measured in watts and is typically weaker than a petrol-powered buggy. Furthermore, kids often use an electric go-kart buggy as they feature lower speeds that are easy to control. As a result, we recommend using electric buggies for recreational and non-competitive environments.

On the other hand, petrol buggies are the number one choice for adults as they feature better power and speed. In addition, competitive scenes such as racing and off-road riding are the forte of petrol-powered buggies due to their powerful engine. However, a petrol-powered go-kart buggy requires more maintenance due to the different moving parts inside its engine and other components.

Moreover, buggies have different uses depending on their power, size, weight, and specifications. Some buggies are for recreational use such as cruising, while some are for competitive use such as racing. A mismatch of a buggy’s purpose and specification could lead to unwanted accidents.

For instance, letting a child use a high-powered petrol buggy may cause them to lose control, possibly leading to serious injuries. Therefore, buyers must determine the use of their go-kart buggy before buying one to ensure an optimal experience when riding one.

Top 3 Go Kart Buggies Review

FunBikes Funkart Pro Electric Go Kart Buggy

Powered by a 48 volt 1000 watt electric motor, this latest product from FunBikes is ideal for kids aged 6+. Younger drivers at parent’s discretion. Featuring forward and reverse gears by the flick of a switch. Battery life is variable depending on driver weight, the terrain it’s on, and how it’s being driven. In optimum conditions, the manufacturer quotes 14 miles (23km), however, we’d say a range of 5-7 miles is more realistic. The driver’s seat is also adjustable. The distance from the back of the seat to the foot pedals is between 70cm-85cm.

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Ideal for children buying their first go-kart buggy, the FunBikes Funkart Pro 1000w Electric Go-Kart is a perfect fit for beginners. Equipped with a 48 volt 1000w brushless electric motor, the can reach safe speeds up to 30kph. In addition, the electric Funkart Pro can easily change speed modes within a flick of a switch for increased safety. Moreover, the two speed settings of the Funkart Pro 1000w are low and high, which reach speeds up to 25kph and 30kph respectively.

Furthermore, the Funkart Pro 1000w features a 48v12Ah battery pack that can store power for a total of 50-60 minutes full speed runtime. However, the battery life of the Funkart Pro 1000w depends on various variables, such as driver weight, terrain type, and speed. Under optimal conditions, the Funkart Pro 1000w will go for 14 miles. Conversely, the Funkart Pro 1000w will provide a battery life of around 5 to 7 miles under harsh terrain.

Aside from reliable battery life, the Funkart Pro 1000w also offers three safety features, such as a rollover bar and seatbelts. Plus, the Funkart Pro 1000w also features an adjustable speed setting to help conserve battery and provide a safer driving experience for beginners.

For your convenience, the Funkart Pro 1000w comes assembled and pre-inspected before delivery. In addition, the go-kart buggy will be securely strapped to a pallet to prevent unwanted damages during shipping.

FunBikes Shark RV50 Petrol Go Kart Buggy

Designed with children in mind, this go-anywhere little buggy will tackle steep banks and hillsides to thick muddy tracks!With a better specification than any of our rivals, the Shark Micro RV buggy now includes a 4 point safety harness and a push button electric start! Controls define simplicity with stop / go foot pedals and a throttle restrictor so you can set the desired speed. The Shark is also quiet, making it ideal for home garden use, and is extremely robust.

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If you are looking for an excellent go-kart buggy for your child’s off-road needs, then you are at the right place! The FunBikes Shark RV50 156cc is the perfect kids’ buggy that can handle harsh environments such as steep and muddy tracks. Loaded with tons of special features, the FunBikes Shark RV50 156cc is a hard-to-beat contender in this price range.

The FunBikes Shark RV50 sweetens the deal with countless special features including but not limited to a fully adjustable suspension, low noise engine, electric start, and an automatic transmission. In addition, the safety features of the Shark RV50 include a fully adjustable throttle restrictor that allows the user to limit their top speed and acceleration. To ensure maximum safety, FunBikes also included a remote engine cut-out, rollover cage, and a 4-point harness system.

Furthermore, the FunBikes Shark Micro RV Buggy features a MIRA tested and CE-approved design streamlined for children’s safety.  Moreover, the space measurement between the seat base and pedals is between 70cm as its closest and 80cm as its furthest. This makes the FunBikes Shark Micro RV Buggy a child-friendly ride.

As with all FunBikes products, the Shark Micro RV Buggy comes ready to ride and assembled at your doorstep! Before delivery, all products undergo a meticulous pre-delivery inspection to ensure the best quality of your product.

Mud Rocks TrailBlazer Petrol Go Kart Buggy

The MudRocks Trail Blazer 175 has been eagerly anticipated since the launch of the smaller Trail Blazer last year. The new Trail Blazer 175 is a full-size buggy suitable for adults and teenagers alike. It is powered by a tried and tested GY6 169cc engine that has been powering power sports products for decades.

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A fully-loaded go-kart buggy for the most demanding adrenaline junkies out there, the Mud Rocks 150 Trail Blazer 150cc is an excellent package of power and safety. Furthermore, the TrailBlazer 150 features a full-size body that is suitable for both teenagers and adults. In addition, its GY6 150cc engine will surely provide unparalleled power to your off-road needs.

Additionally, the Mud Rocks 150 Trail Blazer 150cc features a strong set of safety features. These safety features include a 5 point safety harness, nerf bars, rollover cage, rollover bar, and a secure seatbelt system. These features make the TrailBlazer safe for extreme sports and competitive use. Moreover, the Mud Rocks 150 TrailBlazer is fully customizable to its owner’s height specifications. Such features are present through the adjustable steering wheel and bucket seats.

The promise of unparalleled power is present through the GY6 150cc engine of the TrailBlazer. The high revving GY6 dishes out a total of 8.2hp at 7500rpm, enabling its user to reach speeds up to 30-40mph. Plus, this engine power is manageable through the forward and reverse gears to make the TrailBlazer maneuverable in all types of off-road conditions.

To ensure quality assurance, the TrailBlazer is assembled and pre-inspected before delivery. In addition, tests will be done during the inspection phase to ensure no defects are present within the product.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Go-Kart?

A go-kart is an open 4-wheel vehicle used for both recreational and competitive events. A go-kart can be powered by electricity or a petrol engine.

Is experience needed when participating in a kart race?

A professional-level set of expertise is not crucial when participating in a go-kart race. However, one must be familiar with the safety regulations and rules of the game when participating in a race.

Are go kart buggies street legal?

Like pit bikes for kids, go-kart buggies are not street legal. However, kart owners can take the necessary steps based on your country’s law to make a go-kart buggy street legal. For instance, go-karts can be registered at authority departments to make them street legal depending on the state where the owner lives. Just like Quad Bikes that needs insurance to be street legal, owners can register their go-kart buggies to authorities.

Are Go Kart Buggies expensive?

Go Kart Buggies come in various forms and features. The more features you expect from a go-kart buggy, the higher its price goes. In this list, the go-kart prices go from  £700 up to  £2500. However, the prices of go-kart buggies can go lower and higher than this price range.

How fast does a Go Kart Buggy go?

The speed of a Go Kart Buggy is dependent on its engine capacity, weight limit, rider limit, and the terrain you are driving it on. However, go-kart buggies on this list goes from 25kph up to 65kph.