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B Dasher
MK8 BDasher
The B Dasher as it appears in Mario Kart 8.
Type Kart
First appearance Mario Kart DS (2005)
Total appearances Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
Advantages MKDS: Weight, Items
MK7: Speed, Handling
MK8: Speed, Weight
Disadvantages MKDS: None
MK7: Acceleration, Off-Road
MK8: Acceleration, Traction

The B Dasher is one of Mario's karts in Mario Kart DS, an unlockable kart in Mario Kart 7, and a downloadable kart in Mario Kart 8.

The kart is shaped like a Formula 1 car and is white and red. A similar kart appears in Mario Kart Wii, called the Sprinter. (Or B-Dasher MK 2).

In Mario Kart DS, it offers an advantage in weight and items, and a disadvantage in none.

In Mario Kart 7, it offers good speed and handling, but bad acceleration and off-road.

In Mario Kart 8, it offers good speed and weight, but bad acceleration and traction. Its stats are identical with the Mach 8, Sports Coupe, Circuit Special, Gold Standard, and P-Wing.

History

Mario Kart DS

The B Dasher makes its first appearance in Mario Kart DS. This is one of Mario's karts, the others being the Standard MR and Shooting Star.

It is one of the heaviest karts in the game, and its weight is tied with the Hurricane. It is unlocked from the start

Mario Kart 7

MK7MapleTreewayRaceStart

The B Dasher in Mario Kart 7.

It reappears in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable kart part, having little changes to its appearance from its original iteration.

The B Dasher is tied with the Blue Seven and Bolt Buggy for having the lowest acceleration of all kart bodies. Fortunately, it's tied with the Blue Seven, Bruiser, and Zucchini for having the highest speed of all kart bodies, and it's the fastest kart body to have a positive handling boost.

A CPU-controlled Mario is more likely to be seen driving on this body.

Mario Kart 8

The B Dasher once again returns in Mario Kart 8 as one of the vehicles in The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack.

When it comes to stats, it is good in speed and weight, but bad in acceleration and traction. It shares the same exact stats with the Mach 8, Sports Coupe, Circuit Special, Gold Standard, and P-Wing.

Statistics

Mario Kart DS

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed
6/10
Acceleration
7/10
Weight
8/10
Handling
5/10
Drift
5.5/10
Items
10/10

Mario Kart 7

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed +0.5
Acceleration -0.5
Weight +0.25
Handling +0.25
Off-Road -0.25

Mario Kart 8

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed +0.5
Acceleration -0.25
Weight +0.25
Handling 0
Traction -1

Trivia

  • The name B Dasher may be a reference to the classic Mario games in which the B button was used to make the player move faster.
  • The box art of Mario Kart DS features Mario performing a handstand on the B Dasher.


Mario Kart DS vehicle parts
Karts Mario Standard MRB DasherShooting Star
Luigi Standard LGPoltergust 4000Streamliner
Peach Standard PCRoyaleLight Tripper
Yoshi Standard YSEgg 1Cucumber
Toad Standard TDMushmellow4-Wheel Cradle
Donkey Kong Standard DKRambi RiderWildlife
Wario Standard WRBruteDragonfly
Bowser Standard BWTyrantHurricane
Daisy Standard DSPower FlowerLight Dancer
Dry Bones Standard DBBanisherDry Bomber
Waluigi Standard WLGold MantisZipper
R.O.B. Standard RBROB-BLSROB-LGS
Shy Guy Standard SG
Mario Kart 7 vehicle parts
Karts Nitro Karts Standard KartGold StandardBirthday GirlBumble VBruiserSoda JetTiny TugCact-XKoopa ClownCloud 9ZucchiniBlue SevenBolt Buggy
Retro Karts B DasherEgg 1Barrel TrainPipe Frame
Wheels StandardGold TiresRollerSlimSlickSpongeMushroomWoodRed MonsterMonster
Gliders Super GliderGold GliderPeach ParasolFlower GliderBeast GliderSwooperParaglider
Mario Kart 8 vehicle parts
Bodies Karts Standard KartPipe FrameMach 8Steel DriverCat CruiserCircuit SpecialTri-SpeederBadwagonPrancerBiddybuggyLandshipSneekerSports CoupeGold StandardGLAW 25 Silver Arrow300 SL RoadsterBlue FalconTanooki KartB DasherStreetleP-Wing
Bikes Standard BikeCometSport BikeThe DukeFlame RiderVarmintMr. ScootyJet BikeYoshi BikeMaster CycleCity Tripper
ATVs Standard ATVWild WigglerTeddy BuggyBone Rattler
Wheels StandardMonsterRollerSlimSlickMetalButtonOff-RoadSpongeWoodCushionBlue StandardHot MonsterAzure RollerCrimson SlimCyber SlickRetro Off-RoadGold TiresGLA TiresTriforce TiresLeaf Tires
Gliders Super GliderCloud GliderWario WingWaddle WingPeach ParasolParachuteParafoilFlower GliderBowser KitePlane GliderMKTV ParafoilGold GliderHylian KitePaper Glider

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