The DR S97 kart chassis is one of the most adaptable options within the DR Racing Kart line up. From medium horsepower categories like IAME KA 100 all the way to Shifter KZ, the S97 is well-suited to work with a variety of engine packages and drivers.
Constructed of molybdenum steel with 30mm tubing throughout, the S97 may seem simple on the surface, but decades of development by DR Kart have gone into this chassis.
A wide array of front and rear torsion bars are available to place into the chassis, which makes fine-tuning the performance and driving feel of the kart a cinch for many racers. Additional adjustments to caster/camber, front and rear ride heights, hub width, etc. are easily achievable with the Sniper SA1 system.
Brakes: Steel or Ceramic?
With the steel braking option, you are selecting the standard brake rotor and package which performs exceptionally well in most applications. For chassis imported to the USA, all karts come standard with this steel rotor package, now in the VEN 11 variant. This package has been updated and refined over several iterations to continually offer more and more stopping power, while still maintaining the progressive, no-fade feel that drivers like.
With the Duralcan (Italian for "Ceramic") option, you are selecting the upgraded VEN 11 Ceramic rotors and brake pads. Together, these can handle any engine or horsepower application you can throw at them, making the kart stop on a dime, and giving you 9 cents change.
- Frame Material: Chrom Molybdenum Steel
- Tubing Diameter: 30.0 mm throughout
- Wheelbase: 1,045 mm
- Rear Track Width: Standard at 1040mm (55").
- Braking System: Single Rear-Caliper w/ DR VEN 11 Steel, or Ceramic Rotor
- Additional front-brake model / option is available with the S97 KZ (shifter kart chassis) model.
Selecting a Seat Size
The S97 is available with various size NEK or DR Factory Resin seats sizes, but is shipped standard with the factory resin seats. Additional NEK seat orders can be accommodated, upon request.
- Standard seat sizing: 1 is smallest, 5 is largest.
- NEK Seats (optional upgrade) - A1 is smallest, E1 is largest.
Each chassis is shipped from DR Kart North America at time of order. Typically, time frame from moment of order, to delivered at destination terminal is approximately 4 - 6 days. Depending on customer location, Point Karting.com will work with you to find the best freight vendor, shipping hub, and time frame to deliver your chassis.