B Dasher

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B Dasher
MK7 B Dasher.png The B Dasher in Mario Kart 7.
Advantages MKDS: Weight, Items

MK7: Speed, Handling

Disadvantages MKDS: None

MK7: Acceleration, Off-Road

Appearances Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 7

The B Dasher is Mario's main kart of choice in the game Mario Kart DS. It is a long, skinny, white kart with stripes along each side. It appeared on the boxart of Mario Kart DS. It has average speed, handling, and drift, above average acceleration and high items & weight; it is one of the heaviest karts in the game and its weight is tied with the Hurricane. B Dasher resembles the real Honda RA272 Formula One car.

In Mario Kart Wii, there is a kart called the B Dasher Mk. 2 in Europe, Australia, and Japan, making it the Mario Kart DS kart's successor. However, it's called the Sprinter in the American edition.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The B Dasher reappears in Mario Kart 7 as one of the selectable kart frames. It features a speed and handling boost, but its acceleration and off-road stats are hindered during the process. CPU Mario is also more likely to be seen driving on this body

Stats[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Speed: 6/10
  • Acceleration: 7/10
  • Weight: 8/10
  • Handling: 5/10
  • Drift: 5.5/10
  • Items: 10/10

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: +0.25
  • Off-Road: -0.25

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Bダッシュ
Bī Dasshu
B Dash
Spanish Rayo GTI Thunderbold GTI, GTI stands for Gran Turismo Inyección (Gran Turismo Injection)
French Intrépide Intrepid
Dutch Sprinter Sprinter, probably from the Sprinter, which is outside North America known as the B Dasher Mk. 2. Sprinter also means someone who runs fast.
German Bolide Racing Car
Italian Fulmine Lightning
Portuguese Turbólide An aggregation of Turbo and Bólide (Racing Car)
Russian Турбо B
Turbo B
Turbo B
Korean B대시
B Daesi
B Dash

Trivia[edit]

  • Its name is most likely a reference to the controls of the side-scrolling NES and Game Boy games - the player presses and holds the B Button to dash. The B Button in SNES was also responsible for acceleration in Super Mario Kart.
  • In Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, Mario's original kart resembles a stylized form of the B Dasher.
  • The B Dasher's tailpipe design seems to be the inspiration for the tailpipe designs of the Standard Karts S/M/L from Mario Kart Wii.
  • The B Dasher's name in Dutch is Sprinter, a reference to the Sprinter (B Dasher Mk. 2 in PAL regions and Japan) from Mario Kart Wii.