All-round fun in Offenbach

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This edition of the German "Kart-Messe" also confirms the increase of the importance of the rental sector, but not only that: they also involve the vehicles for pure fun and the electrics.

All-round fun in Offenbach.

The 2019 edition of the Kart Fair in Offenbach was staged confirming and reinforcing certain trends in the world of karting in general. Hence, there has been a steady decline in the racing sector in the face of an evident expansion of everything related to the "rental" sector, from karting to the tracks with related accessories and components.

In any case, the 7 pavilions and the 117 stands of the German exhibition area were once again filled with 200 exhibitors: many in fact opted for a "cohabitation" due to the lack of additional spaces.

All this with an influx of visitors from all over the world (not just Russia and China, but also Oceania) for now estimated at 5,000-6,000 visitors who were able to observe - and often buy directly - something like 500 products.

In the midst of an ever-increasing number of manufacturers and retailers of components, accessories and equipment, this year it was interesting to see how the electric kart gains more and more space even when used on true and proper kart tracks (and not only for the indoor circuits) but at the same time of note too is the presence of vehicles that go beyond the usual concept of karting.

We mean, for example, "hybrids" that take a lot from karting components but are aimed at "home" entertainment, such as the Kidracer of Sodi Kart: a "mini" electric vehicle for children (3-6 years) but with which we would not be astonished to find even adults zipping around the yard.

As well as, on the opposite end, the single-seater made by Elkmann without suspension (therefore with karting concepts) and driven by a 180-horsepower Suzuki engine.

In other words, what counts is to have fun!

Created by: agiustini - 29/01/19

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