Introducing VLR's newest racing go kart - the VLR Sapphire! The Sapphire is VLR's latest addition to their go kart product line, ideal for the cadet kart market. Designed with the racer in mind, the Sapphire is perfect for drivers ages 7-12 in cadet kart categories such as Junior 1, Micro or Mini ROK, Micro or Mini Max, and Micro or Mini Swift.
Manufactured by EKS Kart in Italy for renown karting company RLV, the VLR Sapphire is a soft, supple kart that provides excellent chassis feel without compromising on speed and performance. An all-new braking system with various firmness settings makes the Sapphire a strong performer in the braking zones, which allows the chassis to shine in the corners.
The Sapphire takes many elements of design from its larger brother, the Emerald. A diagonal torque tube in the rear of the kart keeps the chassis planted throughout the corner, making the kart reliable and easy to drive for even the newest driver. Multiple ride height, steering geometry, and dynamic width settings front and rear make the chassis responsive to tuning adjustments, with various axle choices and available to complement even the pickiest drivers.
At the front of the kart, a fully-adjustable, multi-position pedal system accommodates even the smallest drivers by having the option to bring the pedals much closer to the driver. A height-adjustable steering column support and steering hub allow for a variety of driver-comfort settings to ensure proper posture in the racing kart. Steering rate and feel is also adjustable via multiple position settings on the steering column and spindles. Caster-Camber eccentrics allow for addition or subtraction of dynamic grip as standard, with 16-point eccentrics available as an additional upgrade.
Frame Material: Chrome Molybdenum Steel
Tubing Diameter: 28.0mm, 2.0mm wall thickness throughout.
Brakes: Dual-Piston, Single-Caliper Hydraulic (Vented Steel Rotor Standard)
Seat: 0039 F6 Soft (various seat sizes available)
Torsion Bar: Removable - Rear of Chassis
Wheels: Douglass Low-Volume Magnesium (Front, Rear) Standard
When we say race ready, we mean it! Here's what the kart comes with:
- Odenthal 5 Degree Mount
- IAME Mini Swift Engine Package, complete w/Exhaust, Pipe, Battery, etc.
- Full Teflon Skid Plates
- Alignment Prepared, Safety Tech Complete for racing (safety clips and tethers)
The Sapphire is available with the 0039 resin seat as standard. Additional IMAF seats are available on request, including the F6 Rombo Silver, or H7 models. For sizing of your seat, consult the seat sizing chart available here, or in the image gallery.
Purely as a reference as you begin to measure your own dimensions, an average cadet-aged driver ages 10-12 will typically fit a XS seat, and 7-9 are usually looking at XS Cut Down seats.
For shipping of the Sapphire chassis, typically overland, LTL freight carrier is the ideal mode for timely and cost-effective kart shipments. Once ordered, typical shipment time is 5 days - 1.5 weeks depending on destination. Point Karting.com has found that shipping directly to your nearest central shipping hub for a carrier is best, as this eliminates additional costs to the buyer, and is more reliable than a commercial or private residential delivery. However, either option is something we can do upon coordination with you!
Each chassis is sold separately.
*Shipping within the lower 48 US is free. For expedited shipping or shipping outside the United States some fees may apply.