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Strong stats Handling, Acceleration
Weak stats Traction, Weight
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Varmint is an unlockable bike body that appears in Mario Kart 8. It is an all-terrain motorcycle that appears to be a bike version of Mario Kart 7's Bolt Buggy and the Pipe Frame, appearance-wise. Unlike the Pipe Frame, the bike has a four-stroke engine and its engine sound is a higher-pitched version of The Duke.

It shares its stats with the Standard Bike, Pipe Frame, Flame Rider, Wild Wiggler, W 25 Silver Arrow, and City Tripper.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU Daisy, Wario, and Donkey Kong can be seen riding this with the Hot Monster tires on occasion. Wendy O. Koopa and Tanooki Mario also ride the Varmint, but equip it with the Standard and Monster tires instead, respectively.


  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: +0.25
  • Air Speed: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Ground Handling: +0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.5
  • Air Handling: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: +0.25
  • Traction: -0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モト・ドーザー
Moto dōzā
Moto Dozer
Spanish Mototerreno Terrainbike
French Mécabécane Mechabike
Dutch Offroadracer Off-Road Racer
German Cross-Bike Cross-country Bike
Portuguese Crosse Possibly abbreviated from motocrosse (motocross)