Bumble V

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Bumble V
MKT Icon BumbleV.png
The Bumble V in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration, Off-Road
Weak stats Weight, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Battle Card cameo), Mario Kart Tour

The Bumble V is a kart in the Mario Kart series. Its name is a pun of the word "bumblebee", and itself resembles a bee in most aspects.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Artwork of Yoshi in the Bumble V for Mario Kart 7

The Bumble V first appears as a kart part in Mario Kart 7. It offers an acceleration and off-road boost, but its weight and handling are hindered. The Bumble V is tied with the Barrel Train and Bruiser for having the lowest handling of all kart bodies, and it is tied with the Birthday Girl and Egg 1 for having the highest acceleration of all kart bodies, and it has the highest acceleration of any kart body that doesn't have a negative impact on the Speed stat. It is also one of only five kart bodies to increase the off-road stat, with the other four being the Bolt Buggy, Cact-X, Pipe Frame, and Tiny Tug.

In terms of its hidden stats, the Bumble V offers one of the highest mini-turbo boosts, which it shares with the Barrel Train and Koopa Clown kart bodies.

It is one of the three vehicles in Mario Kart 7 to have a two-stroke engine, the other being the Standard Kart and the Cloud 9. Its engine sound is shared with the Cloud 9, which in turn based on Koopa Troopa and Toad's kart in Super Mario Kart.

CPU Honey Queen, Yoshi, Wario and Wiggler can occasionally drive this body with the Slick, Sponge tires and the Flower Glider.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Bumble V returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart. Boosting from Dash Panels lasts longer and yields more points when using this kart. In the closed beta for the game, the kart used the Slick tires, though in the final game, it now uses the Pipe Frame's tires. The game also introduces a variant with inversed colors, named the Queen Bee, which is also classified as a High-End kart.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

The Mario Kart 7 artwork of Yoshi driving the Bumble V appears on a Level 2 Yoshi Character Card in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. The card can be used to apply eight points of damage to all enemies on the screen simultaneously.

Statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Speed: 0
  • Sea Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: +0.5
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Handling: -0.5
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Off-Road: +0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +1.5
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: +0.25

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

MKT Icon DashPanel.png Dash Panel Plus
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Two Star Dino Dino Jungle TMKT Icon LondonLoop.pngLondon Loop R

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マッハクイーン
Mahhakuīn
Mach Queen
Spanish Abejo-móvil Bee-mobile
French Butineuse Forager
Dutch Bijrijder Bee Driver. Wordplay on bijrijder, a person who accompanies the driver.
German Bienenmobil Bee Mobile
Italian Apemobile Beemobile
Portuguese (NOA) Autobelha Autobee
Portuguese (NOE) Melmóvel Honeymobile