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William Martin
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Spencer,

Price is certainly an issue, but it is a “one-time” issue vs. recurring maintenance costs. For some, it will lock them out, which is unfortunate, as karting is not supposed to be that “exclusive”, at least not in my opinion. Long term though, I suspect the bigger engine is the better answer, as the -ES engines give up some performance to the plain KZ, that larger bearing has more friction loss & eats power. So if the motive for leaving stock honda is performance…as I think I saw earlier in this thread, the 175cc wins out.

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