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The bigger issue and the reason why the US didn’t jump into shifter karts as quickly as the rest of the world is the cost of kart specific shifter motors.
That gets back to the CR125 which has been probably the most popular platform, probably the cheapest to run, and currently the only professional platform here in the states.
It’s also something Honda hasn’t built as a unit in 16 years.
So as a replacement, the consideration has been going towards 4 strokes, because they are in production today and can be bought as a complete unit from the factory…
In a kart, well maintained, they are no as bad as you think… Definitely more complicated to do a top end swap, but not that bad… They only get real expensive when they go boom!!!
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