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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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