If you're new to the world of go-karting, then chances are you're wondering where to start. Do you jump right in and buy a top-of-the-line, racing-quality kart? Do you get some plans and build a custom rig in your backyard? It can be a little confusing, especially if you're not even sure how long the hobby will hold your interest. If you want to get started without risking a lot of cash on a hobby that may or may not keep you hooked, mini go-karts aren't a bad place to start.
They're cheaper to buy, to maintain and to repair, as the parts are cheaper and they require less fuel. When it comes to laptops, the smaller models tend to cost more, but with go-karts, the smaller they are, the cheaper they tend to be. This is just one reason why they're great for beginners. If you drive it around your backyard for a month and then discover that you're not as into go-karting as you thought you might be, at least you didn't spend an arm and a leg on your kart.
Anyone can enjoy a mini go-kart, including your children. If you buy a go-kart that winds up being a little too big for your kids, then you have to buy a kid's kart to be able to enjoy racing together. On the other hand, the whole family can take turns on a mini kart. This differs from a kid's kart, as a mini go-kart is small, but it can be driven by anyone tall enough to reach the gas pedal from the seat.
Mini karts are lighter, they're cheaper and they're smaller, making them easier for the whole family to enjoy and a great starting point if you're just beginning to fall in love with go-karts. In terms of performance, you're not likely to see a mini going as fast as a professional go-kart, but they're perfect as a starting kit.