Question About Karting in AMS

newbert

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Or perhaps this is a question about Karting in general (which I admittedly know nothing about).

With the "less-than-overwhelming" praise for yesterdays early-access release of KartKraft, I decided to take a look at the Karts in AMS instead. Although I have controls set for manual gearshift (using a Logi G29), I never get it out of first gear.

So, do karts not have multiple gears, or do I have something set up wrong?

Thanks!
 

Gringo

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So, do karts not have multiple gears, or do I have something set up wrong?
It depends on the kart you choose.

As I recall the only AMS kart that has gears is the shifter kart.

All the other models are CV type transmissions. Like a snowmobile or scooter.

If you are new to karts then use the CV types to start out... the shifter kart is ultimately faster but its is a bit harder to drive and the required driving style is a bit unusual.

Karts in general are quite a different beast compared to an open wheeler or tin top. It takes some getting used too, but the rewards come quickly once you get the hang of it.

Cheers
 

TrumpetReich

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If you are new to karts then use the CV types to start out... the shifter kart is ultimately faster but its is a bit harder to drive and the required driving style is a bit unusual.
Interesting, I always found the opposite true. I feel like the shifter karts drive more like regular cars and the direct drive karts are harder to learn.
 

Gringo

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Karts are unique in many respects. No suspension, high power to weight ratio, extremely low CG, and a 1:1 steering ratio. Not typical race cars for sure. The shiftier kart adds a complexity to an already unusual driving challenge. The driving demands are very different compared to other racing cars to get the most out of the kart. IMHO


Cheers