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  • #91080

    Tom Turner
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    What is difference between the KA100 and the KT100 ?

    #91082

    Morgan Schuler
    Participant

    IAME vs. Yamaha.
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    KA100 has a few more hp.
    KA100 seems to need less blueprinting & rebuilds.
    KA100 is pipe exhaust, you can put a pipe on the KT100 but the “can” exhaust is more popular especially in sprint racing.

    #91087

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Hi Tom,

    I wrote a column last year about the KA100 and compared it to the KT100.

    http://ekartingnews.com/2017/01/23/iame-ka100-the-future-for-grassroots-2-cycle-karting/

    I think there is room for both engines in the industry after a year of watching the KA100. The KA100 could be the national level type engine, with the Yamaha geared toward more of the grassroots level of the sport.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by  David Cole.
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