The purpose of this Kandi 150cc Go Kart review is to take a look at the vehicle in an unbiased way and to determine if it is worth the listed price. Doing so requires taking a look at the vehicle’s features, pros and cons, and even its assembly process. By the time we’re done, you should have a good idea of what makes this vehicle tick. If you need a quick overview, you can take a look at the included YouTube video for additional visual guidance.
|Kandi 150cc Go Kart|
|Warranty||30 Days, Return NOT covered|
Top Features of the Kandi 150cc Go Kart
When you take a look at the basic features of this kart, you’ll notice a lot of the same features that you’d see in other kid-friendly go karts. It’s very much a standard kart for this age range, though it does have a fairly nice engine.
- Engine: 4-stroke, Air-Cooled 150cc engine.
- Tires: 21×7-10.
- Brakes: Hydraulic Disk.
- Frame: Steel.
- Seat(s): 2.
- Maximum speed: 40mph.
- Maximum weight: 270.
- Minimum age: n/a.
Pros of the Kandi 150cc Go Kart
As you might imagine, there’s a lot to like about this kart. While most of the stellar points do seem like things that should be standard on a kart, the truth is that many other karts don’t include all of them. These features make it much more fun to drive the kart. On top of that, they allow kids a better degree of control over the process. Some of the best features of this kart include:
- Rear-wheel drive.
- Good brakes.
- Air-cooled engine.
- Rollbar is foam-covered.
- A reverse gear – this is pretty rare on the market.
- Automatic transmission.
Cons of the Kandi 150cc Go Kart
Not everything about this kart is perfect, though. It took some doing, but we’ve found two major issues that really should be addressed. They’re not necessarily the worst issues out there, but they might make a difference to some consumers. The downsides of this kart include:
- No kill-switch for the engine, which can be a safety issue.
- Still only holds about 270lbs – larger adults can’t ride with a passenger.
- Generally short on safety features.
Other Important Details of the Kandi 150cc Go Kart
One thing that was surprising about this kart is the level of comfort that it offers. Go Karts aren’t exactly known for being the most comfortable rides out there.
However, this model does have a few extra bells and whistles that give it a nice ride. Perhaps the best of them, though, is the seats. They’re rather comfortable bucket seats that are actually adjustable enough to allow both kids and adults to ride. Bigger people probably aren’t going to get much out of this kart. Nonetheless, it’s nice to be able to ride with a child who is just learning how to drive a kart.
There were a few other little features that should be pointed out, even if they aren’t key features of the kart. They include:
- A nice rear-view mirror.
- A very solid frame.
- Relatively easy assembly compared to some other karts.
- Availability in multiple colors.
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How to Assemble the Kandi 150cc Go Kart
The assembly process for the Kandi 150cc kart can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t involve quite as much heavy lifting as you might expect.
All of the really difficult bits come pre-assembled. Therefore, most of the work you’ll have to do involves adding cosmetic parts. There are a few pieces that do have to be attached that really matter, though. Consequently, it’s good to know the process before you get started.
To assemble the kart, you will need to:
- Remove the parts from the shipping container.
- Attach the wheels.
- Attach cosmetic items (bumper, etc.)
- Double-check attachment of steering component.
- Double-check attachment of frame.
Go Kart Maintenance
No matter what model you choose, you’re going to need to concentrate on a solid go kart maintenance to keep it running. While this particular kart doesn’t have any outstanding maintenance requirements, there are a few things you’ll need to do every time you take it out:
- Clean out any dirt or debris.
- Check the oil pressure and change the oil.
- Check the spark-plugs.
- Look at the air cleaner.
- Check the tire pressure.
This is a very basic maintenance checklist, and only what you’ll need to do on a good day. There’s much more to maintaining to a kart, so be prepared for the responsibility before you start driving. If you can’t commit to maintenance, a high-end kart might not be a smart choice.
Kandi 150cc go kart is a nice model, even if it’s hard to justify the price point. It’s good for those who have a decent handle on driving as well as for those kids who still need to ride along with their parents. It’d be nice if it had a few more safety features, but it’s still a nice kart that will allow any driver to have a good time.
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