Welcome to fun, new automotive hobby - the world of Cyclekarts. If you haven’t seen one of these things, they are basically a big gokart or maybe even a “motorized soapbox car”. And a lot of fun. Cyclekarts are hand made by their drivers for the pursuit of classic motoring sporting excitement. They are not built to be serious race machines or show cars.
CycleKarts and their builders don’t like to take things too seriously. Owners frequently get together for fun sporting competitions. The Cyclekart specifications allow for all the cars built being similar in performance, without strictly governing the rules.
Cyclekarts are built using the imagination of the owner. They are based on the styling of 1920s and 1930s race cars to pre WWII. Making it look good and sporty is fundamental, performance is secondary in the Cyclekarting community.
The basic rules are such: a cyclekart is a one-seat car using Honda 17 x 1 3/4 or 2 inch rims, 2.50 x 17 tires, a 38 inch track, wheelbase as close to 66 inches as the aesthetics of the car will allow, weight no more than 250 lbs, and powered by a 200 cc, single cylinder, 6.5 hp Honda OHV engine or equivalent.
This clearly is a fun hobby and we all expect to see it blossom in coming years.
Source: Honda of Tiffany Springs