Stock Honda is the newest class in Superkarting. It’s a 125 gearbox class introduced for the entry level racer who is more budget minded. It requires less maintenance than the other gearbox classes and less technical ability to race at the pointy end. In saying that, it still rewards the karter who spends more time on set up, prep and practice. All karts are incredibly similar in performance, so the focus is more on the driver than the equipment.
The class uses only CIK approved shifter chassis (front brakes), which are widely available throughout Australia. The motor is a Honda 1999 CR125 2-stroke motocross engine with a 6 speed gearbox that is strictly regulated, so all motors perform the same. They can run a full season without a rebuild and it is not required to pull them down for inspection after races. Tyre life is another bonus for this class as it’s not uncommon to use the same set for multiple meetings.
Performance is incredible for the outlay with speeds of 185kph and fast lap times at Wakefield Park (1:04), Sydney Motorsport Park (1:43), Phillip Island (1:49), Winton (0:59 short & 1:29 long), Mallala (1:15) and Lakeside (0:59).
If you want to race hassle free with gears, Stock Honda is the way to go. Fill the tank, put air in the tyres and go race with your state club on Australia’s premium tracks.
Here in NSW, we have everything you need to run, maintain and race a 125 Stock Honda with plenty of support, combined with the friendly and helpful members, meaning there is always an affordable way to keep you on the track.
So come along to a meeting, see the sights and sounds of two strokes and smell the race fuel… Need we say more???