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We help you with all facets of ownership so your buggy experience is the best it can be!

What is a Mini-Buggy

New to the Mini-Buggy?
You've come to the right place!

We are a group of Buggy enthusiasts that know this sport from the frame up and we'll fill you in on important information you need to know before making a purchase and what to do after!

 
A Mini Buggy is an off road vehicle, safer than an ATV and more fun than a UTV because it's somewhere in between!

Simply put, it's an Off Road Go kart with Roll Bars (brush bars), 2 to 5pt safety belts, gas peddle, brake peddle and steering wheel and Off road tires but are far from what your parents called a "Gokart".
Europeans even put street tires on their 250's and drive to work in them!




There's a size that's perfect for any age in your family and brings out the "Kid" in the Parents & Grandparents too!


Kids love to drive and this is a great way to start them on the road to safe driving practices, both on and off road.
2 seats means you ride "together" and not "behind" so there's more control from a parents stand point.
Plus, it's so much better to be able to see ones face when you're out riding together!


The B
est part? You & the kids are outdoors having fun as a family instead of "veggin out" on the couch in front of a video game! Although we do like video games too! :-)




A Buggy is a blast to drive and it can be a real work horse around the house too! The 4 stroke engine purrs like a kitten!
 It's far quieter than a lawn mower! Your neighbors won't even know you're driving one!!




The engines are strong and simple to work on
with just a basic tool assortment. and, the folks at KNM will help you step by step with basic maintenance and repairs if you need. (They even help you install Performance upgrades too!)


You can get out in the garage with the kids and do your own standard maintenance or even do a few mods, it's your choice. You'll learn a lot, spend time with your kids and it's a great way to bond with the elusive teenager!



The KNM staff have been around Buggies, owners & dealers since 2006 when they hosted the 1st ever Buggy Bash in Upper PA. they've met and talked with most of the top manufacturers personally and we keep "in the loop"!

Here are some other helpful links to
Buggy associated Sites that may be good resources for you:

www.KNMGarage.com - Users manuals, How-to Videos, Member videos, Buggy Parts, Accessories, Upgrade kits, Repair help and more!

www.Buggynews.com - Buggy forum. This is the buggy forum that's been around the longest. Lot's of knowledgable folks here. All levels of experiences. Ask a question, leave an answer.

Before you buy a buggy
You need to do some research first and you've come to the perfect place! We won't steer you in any direction as far as particular dealer or brand as that is a choice you have to make on your own after you collect all your information but we will do our best to help you understand where to look and where your support will ultimately come from down the road.

If you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, your 1st Chinese Vehicle experience will be greatly enhanced!
Here's what you can expect to find in your Internet Search.
 
Commonly used terms you may hear:
GY6 150cc
- Standard 149cc motor found in most 150cc buggies.
Hi/Lo - Transmission that can be manually shifted into high gear or low gear. Associated with CFMoto products
CFMoto 250 - Standard 19HP motor found in many 250cc buggies. A Hi/Lo tranny in most cases.

CN250
- Standard 19HP motor found in many 250cc buggies
CVT - 2 pulley system used in most Chinese buggies to engage the engine to the wheels.

Swingarm - Most 150cc buggies and below use a rear swing arm to attach the front half of the buggy to the motor cage.
Independant Rear - A few 250cc buggys use  swingarm connections to each rear wheel individually, which creats a smoother ride and better hill climbing ability.

What to Expect
All stats below are for an average, Stock buggy,
" just out of the box", with no modifications and are approximate according to our personal experience with all these models and not according to what you may see or hear from a specific Mfg ,dealer or web site. These are real numbers!

Price Range- (What we mean- Average costs from low end models with the bare bones to higher end models with all the bells & whistles including shipping and/or dealer prep)

Avg Age group - (What we mean- Fits most occupants of average size within age range)

Occupant max weight - (What we mean- Weight of both riders and gear, without over burdoning the buggy)

Terrain Explanations- (Mild) - Flat terrain, low ground clearance, great for yard, hard packed dirt

(Moderate) - Steep but Short length hills or lesser steep hills of longer length, rides well on assorted Off road trails, 5-6"ground clearance

(Advanced) - Can go where most full sized ATV's can go. More HP for longer inclines (75-100'@25% grade) and a 6-8" or more ground clearances).

(Top Speed) - (on flat, hard packed dirt, carrying the minimum weight with no modifications)

First, The most popular buggy sizes........  

- 70-90cc Buggy -
               
Price Range: $500-$900
Avg Age group: 4-6yrs old
Occupant weight max: 120lbs
Terrain: Mild, 2-3"clearance
Top speed: 4-5hp, up to 25mph
 

- 110cc Buggy -

Price Range $1000-$1300
Avg Age group: 6-10yrs old
Occupants weight max: 180lbs
Terrain: Moderate 3"clearance
Top Speed: 5 to 5-1/2HP, 25-28mph


- 150cc Buggy -

Price Range $1800-$2300
Avg Age group: 8-80yrs old
Terrain: Moderate (Advanced w/ mods), 5"clearance
Occupants weight max: 300lbs
Top Speed: 9 - 9-1/2HP 30-35mph
 

- 250cc Buggy -

Price Range $2800-$4000
Avg Age group: 10-90yrs
Terrain: Moderate (Advanced w/ light mods)
5"-6" clearance
Occupant weight max: 350-400lbs
Top Speed: 19HP 35-40mph


There are also 300cc to 1100cc buggies available but over the 250/300cc class, they start to get too wide (over 62" wide) for most ATV trails.
Price Range $8,000 - $OMG!
Top Speed - 50mph - Stupid fast!