Latest topics
Welcome to Gokart Bazaar
Hello guest, welcome to the forum. As a guest your access is limited , In order to see the help, how to sections, you need to register. Press this box to jump to the Registration Form. A valid email is needed for registration, in order to receive a verification code to enter the forum. I look forward to you registering

Larc-Douglas Offyette Empty

Larc-Douglas Offyette

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Posts : 859
Join date : 2010-11-05
Location : Englishtown, New Jersey

PostBlackScorpion on Tue 14 May 2013, 1:15 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Karting World magazine reviewed this kart (Dec 1960) and found it to be "impressive but not competitive". Though visually an appealing and well finished kart, it dismally failed the track test. Its plastic steering wheel flexed more than 2" in tight corners and broke by the 20th lap. The steering column, which extended more than 6 inches upward from the support hoop, bent in the second turn. Subsequently, the driver tried to rely on the sissy rails for body support in the turns (to reduce pulling on the steering wheel for support), but was promptly reminded how uncomfortable unpadded sissy rails can be. The testers experimented with several wheelbase changes via the adjustable front axle, but at best were able to obtain merely mediocre handling.

The kart had its good points: adjustable seat position and ample overall room for tall drivers; well-placed tie rods that didn't interfere with the driver's feet or legs; and good pedal and linkage design. The unique "contracting band self-energizing" brake, however, was "a disaster".

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Create an account or log in to leave a reply

You need to be a member in order to leave a reply.

Create an account

Join our community by creating a new account. It's easy!

Create a new account

Log in

Already have an account? No problem, log in here.

Log in

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum