Fully floating brake disc rotors, multi-piston brake callipers, rack & pinion steering
boxes, carbon fibre fairing panels and real time data logging gadgets are
just a few of the high-tech goodies appearing on front running 250cc IC/E's!
modifications are allowed and the class has very few technical regulations
other than minimum combined kart/driver weight and some safety and dimensional
race suit is a requirement to compete in 250cc superkarts.
ICE class karts are capable of
speeds in excess of 220 kph and a significant degree
of driver and technical ability is required to extract the very best out
of these machines. This makes them probably less than ideal as a beginners superkart.
But, having said that, quite a few drivers have started their superkart careers
in 250cc ICE's and been very successful!
The karts are
fairly large and heavy with all their added wings, fairings and other
goodies and they do demand significant on-going maintenance to ensure reliability and
to get the very best out
of them, but reasonable second-hand karts can be had for around $5000,
and even less for an older, lower tech machine.
Some of these
older machines run day in and day out for a modest outlay of
time and money and provide an enormous amount of enjoyment to their owners.
This proves that enjoying reliable superkarting and blowing astronomical amounts
of money are not necessarily related!
250cc IC/E's can be identified by Black numbers on a white background.