The Italian company relies heavily on electric propulsion systems and presents a new evolution of its flagship product: a real racing chassis (CIK-FIA approved), equipped with the 1.250 W BLDC RPM 3.000 engine. It is joined by several other power options, as well as a c young child model and a rental version. There is also the kit, this converts your Cayman with a 60 cc engine into a…“Green” kart!
To offer an innovative product into the market, capable of guaranteeing lower expenses, minimum maintenance (as well as zero emissions), and bringing many young people closer to karting: these are the objectives stated by Lenzokart when, in 2018 when it launched the LK-Electric, its product line of electric-powered karts (which we have already talked about in a dedicated article in the section “Under Review”). Over the years, the company has never stopped updating this product line, the objective? Continue to improve performance and reliability (for example with the introduction of the dual cooling system feature) of the BLDC RPM 3000 electric engine, but also to optimize all the safety devices connected to the engine itself (such as the remote performance control system, using a special remote control or a common smartphone). The new LK-Electric line by Lenzokart provides an option for both the racing and rental groups. As for the karts belonging to the racing line, this category includes karts by Lenzokart and Luxor (a brand owned by the company), available in two different set ups: Puffo (designed for children ages 5 and over) and MINI (for children up to 13 years of age). The chassis in the LK-Electric line evaluated in this article is the Cayman 2020, the Lenzokart-branded MINI, CIK-FIA 033/CH/20 approved (for further information, read “Under Review | Cayman 2020, the latest evolution of the Lenzokart MINI”).
The Cayman chassis is made of steel alloy tubes (more specifically 25CrMo4), 28 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick. The frame is 1.280 mm long, the wheelbase is 950 mm, the front has a width of 645 mm, while the rear is 590 mm wide. But the main differences between the configuration involving the electric engine and the more classic configuration equipped with 2-stroke internal combustion engines? Of course, what immediately catches the eye is the internal propulsion system along with the components necessary for its operation. The engine (model BLDC RPM 3000, which we will focus on later), is positioned to the right side of the driver, while to his left, in the area where the radiator is usually located (in karts that include a liquid cooling system), there is the battery which includes its housing unit. Another enormous difference can be found in the seat and adjoining area around it. In fact, the seat (made of fiberglass by NEK Racing in the Silver model), is not fastened by means of the classic fixed brackets welded to the frame, but rather through a structure affixed to the chassis that has a total, from all the way forward to all the way back in just 25 cm. The structure, in fact, is equipped with two rails that slide on two longitudinal axes applied to the chassis: by pulling a quick-release knob, the seat can be moved back and forth until it locks (by releasing the knob itself) in the preferred position chosen.
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