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 (although the stinger is located on the front, similar to a Stingby). Its taillights resemble honeycombs, fitting with the bee theme. Its engine sound is similar to the noise of a bee buzzing. The emblem is located on the sides and back of the kart.

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.

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. In the closed beta for the game, the kart used the Slick tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, while in the final game, it uses the Pipe Frame's tires instead. The seat is also now colored black instead of orange. The Bumble V increases the duration of Dash Panel boosts and the number of points earned for using Dash Panels.

The game introduces two variants of the Bumble V, one with inverted colors named the Queen Bee, and the other with a pink-gold color scheme named the Rose Queen. Both of them are classified as High-End karts.

The Bumble V appears in the First Pipe and Second Pipe of each tour and is also a part of the Daily Selects set. Between January 29, 2020 and February 5, 2020 during the Valentine's Tour, it was also available as a special offer in the Bumble V Pack.

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]

Special skill MKT Icon Dash Panel.png Dash Panel Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle R.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball.png
DS Waluigi Pinball
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball T.png
DS Waluigi Pinball T
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball RT.png
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 3.png
SNES Mario Circuit 3
MKT Icon Paris Promenade 2T.png
Paris Promenade 2T
MKT Icon Paris Promenade 2RT.png
Paris Promenade 2R/T
MKT Icon Daisy Hills.png
3DS Daisy Hills
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2R
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road RT.png
SNES Rainbow Road R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle T.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T*
MKT Icon Paris Promenade 2.png
Paris Promenade 2
MKT Icon Paris Promenade 2R.png
Paris Promenade 2R
MKT Icon London Loop.png
London Loop
MKT Icon London Loop R.png
London Loop R
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1RT.png
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T*
MKT Icon Choco Island 1T.png
SNES Choco Island 1T**
MKT Icon Airship Fortress T.png
DS Airship Fortress T
MKT Icon Airship Fortress R.png
DS Airship Fortress R**
MKT Icon Los Angeles Laps RT.png
Los Angeles Laps R/T
MKT Icon Los Angeles Laps T.png
Los Angeles Laps T
MKT Icon Rosalina's Ice World T.png
3DS Rosalina's Ice World T
MKT Icon Rosalina's Ice World R.png
3DS Rosalina's Ice World R

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マッハクイーン
Mahha Kuīn
Mach Queen
Spanish (NOA) Abejomóvil Beemobile
Spanish (NOE) 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
Russian Жаломобиль
Zhalomobil'
Stingmobile
Chinese 音速女王
Yīnsù Nǚwáng
Sonic Queen