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  • #40915

    Ted Hamilton
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    What is this engine, and is there a class for it in American karting?  Is it a rebadged Komet KPV / HPV?

    Just curious…

    http://www.horstmanclutches.com/Diablo-Motor_p_106.html

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    #40991

    Daniel White
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    I, too, would like to know more about this motor package. Looks like an HPV with a different carburetor.

    #40994

    Gary Osterholt
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    It looks similar, but not a copy for sure.

    The HPV/KPV/K71 was a piston port engine.

    The Horstman website says this is a reed valve engine, which I see a spot for the reeds behind the carb, just different to have it in the cylinder and not the bottom end of the engine.

    Gary Osterholt
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    #41004

    Ted Hamilton
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    Perhaps “just enough” mods to avoid patent / trademark issues?  Curious to hear about its’ performance…Pricepoint seems good, if it’s as consistent as the KPV….

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    #41021

    Mike Berg
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    I think that is one of the PRD engines from Taiwan.

    #41036

    Ted Hamilton
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    http://www.prd.com.tw/rk100rv.htm

    There’s some similarities, but definitely different models, even if they happen to be of the same family.  And I’m glad that Horstman’s doesn’t have electric start…

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