For 2010, Carter Brothers will introduce two new go-karts models, the Revo Buggy line and the Matrix line of side-by-sides — a total of nine new new models with plans for more.
The Eclipse I and Eclipse II are the company's newest go-karts, both powered by a CBM 6.5 hp 4-stroke engine. The karts also feature chassis built from 1.5 inch-tubular steel, a dual a-arm front suspension and swing arm rear suspension. The Eclipse II model features live axle 2-wheel drive while the other kart comes standard with 1-wheel drive.
The Eclipse models offer both driver and passengers a comfortable and exciting ride and come in five colors — blue, red, orange, yellow with a black frame, and Realtree Hardwoods camouflage. Each kart features adjustable bucket seats and three-point seat belts.
The Revo line will include three models: the Revo 600, the Revo 300 and the Revo 150. The latter is powered by a SYM 150cc, 12.5hp 4-stroke, four-valve engine. An automatic CVT drive and reverse gear box provide consistent power and offers a reported 30 percent more hp and torque than other engines in this class.
Available in red and blue, the Revo features a streamlined shape, matte black wheels and a cockpit that can accommodate a wide variety of occupants who are secured by four-point harnesses. The Revo also comes standard with a 2 inch rear trailer hitch receiver.
The Matrix line will eventually include five different models — the Matrix 600 AWD, the Matrix 300, the Matrix 150, the Matrix EV, and the Matrix HYB (a true gas/electric hybrid vehicle). For now, Carter Brothers is launching the 150cc and 300cc versions of the side-by-side with the other models to follow in Spring 2010.
Both new models come with SYM 4-stroke, four-valve motors with ceramic-coated cylinders. The smaller-displacement model comes with an automatic CVT featuring reverse, a dual a-arm front suspension and swing arm rear, while the larger model's automatic transmission has high, low, neutral and reverse and has a dual a-arm broad based geometric long travel suspension.
Carter Brothers also includes the Transformer XP mini-bike in its 2010 catalog. "Carter puts a new spin on this popular style of bike and introduces the Transformer," the company writes." The 50cc mini-bike is built around a unique steel chassis and uses a cantilever front suspension and a single shock on its rear swing arm. The transformer fires up via electric start or kick and has dual headlights and Duro Knobby tires.
For more information on Carter Brothers' new models, go to www.carterbro.com.
Posted by Dennis Johnson