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This article is about the bike in Mario Kart 8. For the comets in Super Mario Galaxy, see Prankster Comet.
Comet body from Mario Kart 8
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling (MK8, MK8D)
Weak stats Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed (MK8D)
Appears in Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Comet is an unlockable sport bike that appears in Mario Kart 8. It resembles a superbike with a turbine-shaped fairing. The emblem is located on the sides of the bike. It offers a handling and acceleration boost at the cost of weight and traction. It has inside drifting (like all the sport-type bikes), and shares its stats with the other non-DLC sport bikes, which includes the Sport Bike, the Jet Bike, and the Yoshi Bike. It is the only bike with a four-cylinder engine, and is one of the few vehicles in Mario Kart 8 to have a supercharger.

A CPU-controlled Mario will occasionally use this bike body (paired alongside the Slim tires), making him the only non-DLC character to use this bike body as a CPU, as well as the only non-DLC CPU character to use a Sport Bike; the other CPUs (except Link, who might use the Master Cycle, and the Female Villager and also Isabelle, who might use the City Tripper) will only use the Standard Bike whenever they're using bikes.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it is available from the start. CPU Mario and Link will occasionally use this body paired with the Slim tires, while CPU Pink Gold Peach uses the body paired with the Metal tires instead. Additionally, the Comet now shares its stats with the Yoshi Bike, the Cat Cruiser and the Teddy Buggy instead.


Mario Kart 8

  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: +0.75
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Ground Handling: +0.75
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: +0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: +0.5
  • Traction: -1.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.5
  • Bike Type: Sport

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Ground Speed: -0.25
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: 0
  • Ground Handling: +0.25
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: 0
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25
  • Bike Type: Sport


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーコメット
Super Comet
Dutch Megamoto Pro Megamoto Pro
French (NOE) Météore Meteor
German Turbo-Bike Turbo Bike
Italian Mach Monster
Korean 슈퍼코멧
Super Comet
Portuguese Cometa Comet
Russian Стратобайк
Spanish Torbellino Whirlwind


  • The Comet is the only sport-type bike to not have built-in headlights, as the Sport Bike and Jet Bike have them built on their visors, the Yoshi Bike has them built on its cheeks, and the Master Cycle has one between the ears.
  • The Comet is one of few vehicles to be powered by a jet engine, with the other being the Jet Bike and the Mach 8.
  • The Tanooki Kart has a similar engine sound, but without the supercharger.