$1500? And we wonder wtf is wrong with karting? $1500 for what? I sure would like a list of things that were done for my money. Not just “it’s blueprinted”. We used to charge $1500 labor to build an open moto. Machined the head, ported the cyllinder, machined and ported the cases, machined the clutch, machined and bored the carb, and stuff I’m probably forgetting. So I would sure want to know what $1500 gets you on a spec engine that disallows all of that.
The sad thing is that people will charge that and sadder yet, people will pay that.