[Kartbuilding] Go Kart championships,India query

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sun Jan 6 12:08:32 GMT 2013

Hi Ivan,

An Engine of 8.2bhp with a minimum of 110cc.

That sounds to me like it is suggesting a standard 4 stroke engine of
around 6 or 8hp (brake horse power is at the rear axle. Engines
themselves are typically rated in HP) with 200cc.

For example, I use two-stroke engines from small motorbikes for my
go-karts. These have a manual clutch and 4 gears. The engine is
two-stroke, 100cc and a hp of 11.5.
See: http://www.syb-magazine.com/1995yamaharxs100.htm

I suggest you consult your rulebook again.
See if it requires either a 2 stroke or 4 stroke engine. See if it can
allow a clutch or gears.

It probably is suggesting a "standard" 4-stroke engine like on:
and then to use a centrifugal clutch as on:

Best of luck,

On 30/12/2012 12:36, ivan gohain Boruah wrote:
> Sir am a final year b.e student , we are on our preparations for a go
> kart for a national championship. Our rulebook says that we are to use
> an max 8.2 bhp engine with a mininum of 110cc dispalacement, which
> engines would be a better choice for this category???

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