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Pipe Frame
PipeFrameBodyMK8
The Pipe Frame, as it appears in Mario Kart 8.
Type Kart
First appearance Super Mario Kart (1992)
Total appearances Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
Advantages MK7: Acceleration, Traction
MK8: Acceleration, Handling
Disadvantages MK7: Speed, Weight
MK8: Weight, Traction

The Pipe Frame is every character's standard kart in the first three Mario Kart games, Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, and Mario Kart: Super Circuit, however, this kart also appears in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8 as a retro kart, but it isn't longer a standard kart.

In Mario Kart 7, it offers a good boost in acceleration and traction, but sacrifices speed and weight.

In Mario Kart 8, it offers good acceleration and handling, but bad weight and traction. Its stats are identical to the Wild Wiggler, Standard Bike, Flame Rider, Varmint, W 25 Silver Arrow, and City Tripper

History

Mario Kart 7

The Pipe Frame appears in Mario Kart 7 as a retro kart body. It has the Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit design. The Pipe Frame is one of the three kart parts to have a different color for each character. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Bowser, Toad and Wario retain the same colored karts from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit.

Mario Kart 8

The Pipe Frame returns in Mario Kart 8 as a retro kart body, reverted to the Super Mario Kart design featuring a tubular engine with one exhaust pipe, rather than a cubic engine with two exhaust pipes used in Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, Donkey Kong and Wario once again retain their colored karts from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit while Koopa Troopa retains his colored kart from Super Mario Kart.

All of the CPU-controlled characters will occasionally use it along with the Standard tires, but a few may use the Monster tires instead.

Statistics

Mario Kart 7

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed -0.25
Acceleration +0.25
Weight -0.25
Handling 0
Off-Road +0.25

Mario Kart 8

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

Color Schemes

Mario Kart 7

Character
Color
MarioIcon-MK7 Red
LuigiIcon-MK7 Green
PeachIcon-MK7 Pink
YoshiIcon-MK7 Lime Green
BowserIcon-MK7 Orange
DonkeyKongIcon-MK7 Yellow
ToadIcon-MK7 Blue
KoopaTroopaIcon-MK7 Light Green-Yellow
DaisyIcon-MK7 Yellow-Orange
WarioIcon-MK7 Purple
RosalinaIcon-MK7 Turquoise
MetalMarioIcon-MK7 Blue-Gray
ShyGuyIcon-MK7 Black
QueenBeeIcon-MK7 Fuchsia
WigglerIcon-MK7 Brown
LakituIcon-MK7 Sky Blue

Mario Kart 8

Characters
Colors
Body
Steering Wheel
MK8 Mario Icon MK8 BabyMario Icon YoshiRed-MK8 Red Black
MK8 Luigi Icon MK8 BabyLuigi Icon ShyGuyGreen-MK8 Green Black
MK8 Peach Icon MK8 BabyPeach Icon YoshiPink-MK8 ShyGuyPink-MK8 MK8 Toadette Icon MK8 Cat Peach Icon VillagerFemale-Icon-MK8 Light Pink Black
MK8 Daisy Icon MK8 BabyDaisy Icon YoshiOrange-MK8 ShyGuyOrange-MK8 MK8 Tanooki Mario Icon Yellow-Orange Black
MK8 Rosalina Icon MK8 Lakitu Icon MK8 BabyRosalina Icon YoshiLightBlue-MK8 ShyGuyLightBlue-MK8 Sky Blue Black
MK8 MMario Icon Metallic Gray Black
MK8 Yoshi Icon MK8 Isabelle Icon Light Green-Yellow Black
MK8 Koopa Icon MK8 DKong Icon YoshiYellow-MK8 ShyGuyYellow-MK8 Yellow Black
MK8 Toad Icon YoshiBlue-MK8 ShyGuyBlue-MK8 MK8 Link Icon Blue Black
YoshiWhite-MK8 ShyGuyWhite-MK8 White Black
MK8 ShyGuy Icon YoshiBlack-MK8 ShyGuyBlack-MK8 MK8 Dry Bowser Icon Black Black
MK8 PGPeach Icon Metallic Pink Black
MK8 Bowser Icon VillagerMale-Icon-MK8 Orange Black
MK8 Wario Icon Purple Black
MK8 Waluigi Icon Dark Purple Black
MK8 Iggy Icon Lime Green Blue-Violet
MK8 Roy Icon Red-Purple Light Pink
MK8 Lemmy Icon Cyan Orange
MK8 Larry Icon Yellow Sky Blue
MK8 Wendy Icon Pink Light Purple
MK8 Ludwig Icon Dark Blue Blue
MK8 Morton Icon Dark Gray Black

Trivia

  • In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, both the Toad Kart and the Toadette Kart look similar to this kart.
  • In Mario Kart 7, the Pipe Frame uses the design from MK64 and MKSC, while in Mario Kart 8 it has the original SMK design.
  • Originally used for Super Mario Kart, it is the standard and only kart for SMK, MK64 and MKSC. MK7 and MK8 have it only as a kart part.
  • Koopa Troopa's pipe frame is Yellow in SMK and MK8, but it is Lime Green in MK7, similar to Yoshi's pipe frame in MK64, MKSC and MK8.
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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