Segway miniPRO Go-kart from two years ago now has a successor: an even faster (and sleeker) version that leverages on the company’s latest self-balancing transporter, called Ninebot Gokart PRO.
Ninebot Gokart PRO is a gorgeous machine featuring drifting assistant system, adjustable seat and steering wheel, IP54 rated construction, mobile app integration, and get this, an “immersive engine sound simulator”, pumped out through four 8W speakers, so your electric go-kart can sound like a traditional single- or 2-cylinder go-kart, or even a V8, or V12 engine ride if so desired.
The speaker is Bluetooth-enabled, which means it can also be used as a regular Bluetooth speaker for streaming music. So I guess that makes it a go-kart with in-car entertainment system?
Ninebot Gokart PRO is powered by a pair of hub motors that puts out a total of 4,800W (equivalent to 6.4 HP) and pretty impressive 96 Nm (70.8 lb-ft). Paired to an air-cooled 432 Wh battery pack, this little guy is capable of a top speed of 23 mph (37 km/h) and offers a range of up to 15.5 miles (25 km).
Other highlights include a high-strength steel frame construction, rear wheel drive with a 40/60 weight distribution, TPE drifting rear tires, mechanical handbrake, high-traction steering wheel with grippy front tires, an aerodynamic front bumper with 3 layers of TPE impact protection, TPE side protection, functional rear wing, sporty metal pedals, Front and rear LED light, F1 style rear reflector, racing-inspired seat complete body-hugging side bolsters, reverse gear, and the ability to tackle up to 15 percent hill gradient.
Ninebot Gokart PRO Electric Go-kart has a 220 lbs (100 kg) payload and offers 4 driving modes: Safety (4.67 mph/7.5 km/h), Beginner (11.2 mph/18 km/h), Sports (17.4 mph/28 km/h) and Race (23 mph/37 km/h).
Folks in the U.S. and Canada can pre-order a unit via Indiegogo at a special discounted price of US$1,499. It is considerably pricier than its predecessor, but it does include the latest self-balancing transporter.
All images courtesy of Segway Ninebot.