Suzuki GSX-R1216 Drag Kart 

 

 

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Follow the construction of a Suzuki motorcycle powered kart built for drag racing in the UK

Due to their abundance and relatively low second hand cost, the original plan was to use a Suzuki Bandit B12 engine and so donor bike was purchased, the engine and ancillary equipment stripped out and the rest sold off to help finance the build

However before construction began a 92 / 93 air cooled Suzuki GSX-R1100, bored out to 1216cc came along, and so it was decided to use that instead

Consequently the website URL no longer matches the current power plant but we will retain the B12 content as it might prove useful for someone on a budget build

Built upon a modified PVP 250cc Superkart gearbox chassis, this drag kart is owned and driven by Wayne Turner of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and built by the man who has raced drag karts longer than anyone else in the UK, Scott Cooper of Coopers Automotive, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire

Johnny Mo who built and maintains the website also built a Yamaha FJ1200 drag kart in the late 90's which is now owned and raced by Lee Capaldi from Bristol and running a ZX12 lump

Details of the FJ’s build can be found at Jomo’s World / Drag Karts

Each section will chronicle the build, outlining the options, the decisions and the routes finally taken

Over time we hope this site becomes the most comprehensive guide to building a drag kart and is of immense value to anyone contemplating getting involved in this category of drag racing 

 

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