The Praga Dragon & Tacho models are the results of the experience gained since 2006 on race tracks all over the world. This expertise was then implemented in the design of the Praga frames. An update from last year’s Golden model, the new Praga chassis are specifically designed for the needs of a top-level driver. At a technical level, they are distinguished in the following way:
The Dragon model composed of 30mm diameter tubes with a 32mm diameter rear cross tube, while the Tacho model is composed of 30mm diameter tubes with a 32mm diameter center cross tube. For this reason, these models are the perfect frames for those who want to get the most out of their karts. The precision with which they can be fine-tuned makes them ideal for drivers who like to tweak every detail of the structure. The new models also feature new designs on several critical areas of the chassis, making them lighter and more resistant.
The Dragon & Tacho models are also the perfect models when a driver finds himself face-to-face with a track that provides high grip levels on the asphalt. Praga Dragon and Praga Tacho have passed many tests under different track conditions (cold, hot, wet, and dry) as well as with different tires and in different categories.
The Dragon and Tacho chassis are also prepared for the racing conditions of Rotax. The results of this past winter racing season in the USA have proven that Praga chassis perform excellently and achieve results across all racing classes, from Rotax to KZ and KF.
The Dragon model is available in the following categories: KZ, KF, DD2
The Tacho model is available in the following categories: KZ, KF
Although they have two different frame designs, but both models use the same tubes made from unique and specific compounds of various steels. No standard steel compounds already on the market have been used. Praga has created “special recipes” to mould the tubes. What are the benefits? You achieve maximum elasticity of the material according to the different conditions of adherence and grip on the various tracks and in different championships around the world. It is also possible to simulate the damping/suspension effect of racing cars that should congenitally be absent in karts for obvious reasons. This research on special materials is constantly refined in order to achieve maximum performance and produce a vehicle that is fast in national and international competitions and also national events all over the world where they always use different tires.
Particular attention in the design phase was given to the “C” which, using an innovative process, are not deformed when welded to the frame. This means that the characteristic angles should never need resetting to straighten out certain sections of the frame during the kart construction phase. All the models in this new range are fitted with brand new bearing carrier plates: their profile is higher and the housing is more rigid, thus allowing higher levels of exploitation of the elastic properties of the axle. Moreover, the Ackermann angle has also been adjusted which impacts the steering lock angle and the behaviour of the kart.
Particular care was given to the design and realisation of all standard components, with attention to detail in the basic version, “a onepiece construction” without using the additional range of optionals or accessories. Examples of extreme construction accuracy are the adjustable footrests, hubs, brake pumps, the rear and front brake callipers with radial couplings, and the bearing carrier flanges.
The Praga KZ is the ideal kart for racing in all categories, national and international (KZ1 and KZ2) which foresee the use of karts with a gearbox. Praga exploits the experience and successes of the associated Intrepid brand over recent years: above all its victory in the 2010 & 2012 KZ1 World Cup.
A distinctive feature of the Praga KZ is the braking system, called R2, mounted by regulation on both its front and rear axle. The system comprises a calliper (enbloc, machined from one piece with radial coupling) and a floating disc at the rear. Up front we find a disc and calliper for each wheel (always enbloc with radial coupling), in addition to 25mm diameter spindles. The system is operated by the brake pedal only which controls the two pumps with a distributor for front and rear braking. Another distinctive feature of this model is the installation of the levers to control the gears: therefore the clutch lever behind the steering wheel and the shift lever that acts on a uniball.
The Praga Kart KF is dedicated to all those categories that use a single speed engine, whether it be a direct intake 100cc engine or a modern engine used in KF categories (KF1, KF2, KF3 or KF4) rather than a generic TaG. In building its karts destined for use in the KF categories, Praga Kart exploits the success that its “associated company” Intrepid has always achieved in the most prestigious and challenging competitions in every category, from K3 to the former Super KF categories.
A distinctive feature of the KF model are the spindles, with no installation of front brakes (only the FRM version has this supplementary and optional accessory) but, if necessary, allow the integration of this accessory without having to swap the spindles for a different model. Moreover, the Ackermann angle has also been adjusted which impacts the steering lock angle and the behaviour of the kart.
- R2 braking system
- Universal axle Ø50x1020mm mod. M
- Flatbed with nonslip adhesives
- Components in anodized titan gold aluminium
- Adjustable foot rest system
- Spindles with Ø25mm pin mod. SH2 New Step
- Eccentric spindle
- Perforated engine plate
- Magnesium rims MG LINE model A (132mm/212mm)
- Special axle bearings with 3 locking dowels
- Torsion bar kit
- Complete kit with black Buru fairings
- Fairing adhesive kit “Buru Maori”
- Rear plastic bumpers with couplings
- Seats: Racing Silver model
- Brake disc protection kit
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