With all the customer calls and emails, a lot of questions stand out as "the most common." We thought we would post a couple of them with our response to help our customers.
Photo: Max Verstappen rolls his 125 shifter kart into his KZ2 Pole Position at the 2012 Supernationals. After the event, Kartspeed sold this kart to a very lucky owner!
Kart Speed Motorsports
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What’s new for Kartspeed Motorsports in 2015?
As our business grows and evolves we continually try and find ways to better help our customers. So each new year provides a chance for us to reflect on things we did right and things we did wrong. Usually there are check marks in both columns! What we found is the biggest area customers need our help is with information. Sprint Karting Racing is one of many niche’ sports that struggle to find a place in the vast network of fun hobbies as well as professional level sports here in the United States. But what that means is there are not a great many dedicated sprint racing kart shops in America. Many are run as part-time or side businesses. While there is nothing wrong with having a kart business on the side, it may limit the ability of customers to get the answers they need, when they need them.
But what about the Internet? There must be information there! Everything else is on-line.
Many topics have so much information on-line, one would take a lifetime or more just to sift through all the available articles to read. Think of anything medically related, for example. We could never read all the available information on-line. But with sprint kart racing, that is not the case. Is there kart information out there in cyber-space, yes. Is it helpful to new customers entering the sport? Not always.
Karting can’t be that different than motocross bikes, sport bikes or ATV’s, right?
Unlike Motorcycles, ATV’s, Personal watercraft and similar vehicles, there are many, many choices that need to be made when purchasing a kart. For example, did you know there are over 100 individual kart chassis’s available world-wide? Did you know there are several dozen engine packages available for each person to choose from? Did you know most racing kart manufactures do not provide a user manual for their chassis? Did you know that a racing kart that is popular in Texas may be almost unknown one state away?
Unlike motorcycles, where by comparison, there are a limited number of choices and at each dealer, you don’t typically build your bike! The salesman looks at your age, size and experience and recommends a couple motorcycles that fit your needs. From there its pretty straight forward. Do I want the Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Ducati or Kawasaki? (I use motorcycles as an example because many customers transition from motocross or sport bikes to karting. Keep the speed, but reduce the injuries being the goal.) By comparison to the hundreds of chassis in karting, motorcycle purchases are quite a bit more straightforward. And don’t forget once you have the chassis brand chosen, then you have to know what stiffness chassis is right for you. But wait, you aren’t done yet…now which engine do you need? Hmm? This is a bit more complicated than buying a kart off Craig’s List or EBay. We know, because many of those Craig’s List/EBay karts end up in our shop with some very unsatisfied owners. That great ‘deal’ on price, soon becomes not so great when they end up with the wrong kart.
So what we provide here at Kartspeed Motorsports, along with new and used racing karts and parts, is somewhere to go for help. Answers to questions and suggestions to what may be the right kart to purchase. What karts are “good?” Which are “bad?” What is the right chassis size for me? Why are there different chassis sizes? Are all the chassis the same; just painted different colors? What is the difference in a low horsepower 4 cycle compared to a 2 cycle TaG? What does TaG mean by the way!? Can I drive a high horsepower shifter kart, or is those only for more skilled drivers? What about the seat size? …If I don’t fit the kart, then what? Every week we receive calls with these questions and more. Thus information is what we offer and what keeps our business growing.
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Thank you for visiting our website, we look forward to the opportunity to help you with your Karting needs!