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The B Dasher is Mario's main kart of choice in the game Mario Kart DS, and it returns as an unlockable kart body in Mario Kart 7, along with being a downloadable kart body in Mario Kart 8. It is a long, skinny, white kart with stripes along each side and a massive engine block with four large exhaust pipes. It appeared on the box art of Mario Kart DS, and it resembles the real Honda RA272 Formula One car. It is the first vehicle in the series to have a racing car design; a feature that has became staple in the subsequent games, in which one or two vehicles are having a racing design.
Mario Kart DS
The B Dasher appears as the main kart in Mario Kart DS. Like the Standard Kart, it is balanced in stats and has average speed, good handling, sharp 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, Standard RB and Standard WR. In a minor note, despite its appearance would suggest, it has a weak-sounding two stroke engine, which is the same as Standard Kart.
To let any character use the kart, the player must obtain all the gold cups in 150cc Mirror Mode. Until then, only Mario can use this kart.
Mario Kart 7
The B Dasher reappears in Mario Kart 7 as one of the selectable kart body, and is more speed-focused than in Mario Kart DS. It features a speed and handling boost, but its acceleration and off-road stats are hindered during the process. In fact, 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. In addition, it is now powered by a four-stroke engine, which has a more powerful and aggressive exhaust sound. It has the same engine sound as the Mini Beast from Mario Kart Wii and shared with the Bruiser.
CPU Mario is more likely to be seen driving on this body.
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
The B Dasher once again returns in Mario Kart 8 as part of the first downloadable content pack, The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8. It shares the same exact stats with the Mach 8, Sports Coupe, Circuit Special, Gold Standard, and P-Wing. The design remains unchanged, aside from the engine being larger and more visible within the exhausts. Its sound suggests that it's possibly powered by a four-cylinder engine.
Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
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