We Built a Street Legal Go Kart and Made Tons of Money

Okay, I have to brag for a second. We just got done building this street legal go kart and it is SO F*KING AWESOME. Wanna drive your own go kart on the road? I’ll tell you how.

I mean just look at it!

This thing is an absolute blast in the sand! Not only that, it goes 40 miles per hour so you can drive it all over town. It handles like it’s on rails, and between the handling and the looks, it’s a proper miniature version of one of the coolest cars of all time. That’s why we’re calling it…

The Baby Ariel Atom

In a minute we’ll talk about how you can get your own go kart street legal with the help of Dirt Legal. We’ll also touch on how and why it’s legal to drive one on public roads.

But first, let me show you around the features of this baby Ariel Atom. With its pointed nose and angry eyes and sinister red and black paintjob, this thing looks like a cross between Batman’s golf cart and Satan’s dune buggy.

Ariel Atom Street Legal Go Kart

Tube frame chassis. That’s there to keep you safe, but it’s also there to give the kart some structural rigidity. That means it can take a corner faster than a hyena chasing a BC Tacos food truck.

22-inch knobbies. We’re in Florida, which is easily one of the 50 best states for cruising around in a street legal go kart. You can’t go far around here without hitting a beach, and you wouldn't want to even if you could. In most go karts the fun would end when the road begins but this one is totally different.

Two-wheel chain drive. It can rip through sand, mud, or even snow… not that we have any of that around here, but I have to say this baby would look pretty cool in Colorado. It has hydraulic disc brakes too, so it can stop as fast as you can go.

Racing seats. Because if your seats don’t fit your need, you’re doing it wrong. This kart is made to be used, so hose it down after a day at the beach. It won’t mind a bit.

Nimble size. You can fit this street legal go kart in places normal cars can’t go. The whole thing is pretty small, as you’re about to see:

Bet you weren’t expecting  that .

Bet you weren’t expecting that.

Small Kart, Big Power

Motive power comes from a single-cylinder 150cc GY6 engine making 550 horsepower… just kidding, it's more like 20, but since the whole kart weighs less than 700 pounds it doesn’t take big power to make it go fast.

It’s a four-stroke, so you don’t have to worry about having to mix oil and gas. It has electric start, so you won’t look like you’re firing up a weed eater when you pick up your girl. It has reverse, so you don’t have to worry about where you park it. It has four-point harnesses, which are so convenient I bet you didn’t even notice that guy was wearing one. Speaking of safety, it has roll bars on both sides, so you and your lady friend will be fine if things get a little too crazy.

And things are guaranteed to get crazy that night, because girls love a street legal go kart 😉

Is that a license plate?!

Is that a license plate?!

It sure is a license plate! We’re specialists in making anything street legal – go karts, golf karts, dirt bikes, UTVs – you name it, we can put a plate on it. We sell all the horns, blinkers, and all the parts you need to convert your own vehicle and we handle all the DMV paperwork to get you a license plate and registration without you even having to leave your sofa.



How Do I Make My Own Go Kart Street Legal?

If you’re looking at these photos wishing you were in the driver’s seat, let me tell you how it’s done.

Your first step is getting a go kart. Obviously! And whether you buy one new or build it yourself, chances are you’re going to want to drive it on the road.

That’s where Dirt Legal comes in. Making things street legal is what we do. You’ll just need to call us at 800-994-7513 or email us at info@dirtlegal.com. Be sure to put STREET LEGAL GO KART in the subject line.

From there, we’ll send you some documents to fill out. Then we’ll work with the DMV to ensure that all laws are followed in making your go kart legal to drive on public roads. You’ll get a license plate, title, and registration! No hoops and no hidden clauses – just you, a go kart, and the open road.

Legal Go Kart

What’s the Catch?

We will get the paperwork done, but it’s on you to make sure you follow all the laws and regulations of your city and state. That means if your state laws require things like blinkers, windshields, brake lights, headlights, and a horn it’s on you to make sure your go kart has them.

You can buy most of those parts from our store!

You’ll need some basic mechanical know-how to put on those street legal parts. If you own a set of wrenches and a couple screwdrivers you’re good to go.

And once you build your mini Ariel Atom, you can sell it for a mini Ariel Atom price. We sold the one in this article for over $4000 and as we expected, it sold pretty fast!

Sure, you could do it yourself. You could spend hours and hours poring over your state’s rules about go karts, which will often change at the drop of a hat. You could cross your fingers that all your paperwork is correct the first time, because if it isn’t, you’ll be paying for it in cash and wasted time. And after all that, it could still go wrong.

Instead, give Dirt Legal a call when you’re ready to get on the road. We’ve been doing this for a long time and our process is the quickest and most painless way to make a dirt bike street legal. That’s backed by our 100% Money Back Guarantee – if we can’t make your dirt bike street legal, you get a full refund.

All because it had a license plate.

So get your go kart street legal today with the help of Dirt Legal.