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Brock Weiss
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We will be running the KPV komet engine at our local track since it is one of the few tracks that still run this engine.  I can’t for the life of me figure out why people are killing this motor.   Oh yeah I know why.  GREED.   SAD BUT TRUE.  you can’t tell me Yamaha KT 100 is a better motor than KPV.  So why is that engine running everywhere and the KPV is dead?

I think that is one reason why karting is in such a decline and why our sport is so messed up.  The KPV and Yamaha engines are the cheapest and in my opinion the most fun to race.  But the engine builders want their money so they killed the KPV because it is such a reliable and maintenance free engine so they want something that you have to spend money on.  I love karting but this side of karting is sad.