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Fortunately, the IAME Leopard is bucking the trend - with a long and bright future ahead made possible by the engineering skills of 42 time world karting champions IAME Spa, and the co-operation between local IAME importer Remo Racing and the AKA.
All three organisations have worked together to provide the best playing field for Australian karters.
What's different? The primary change is the introduction of a counter-balance shaft. This greatly reduces vibration and destructive harmonics.
The result is increased service life on everything within and attached to the engine - starter motor, clutches, piston pins, even the chassis the engine is bolted to is much less likely to crack with the Leopard X30.
New Digital CDI unit restricts the engine to a maximum of 15,800rpm. This function single-handedly removes most of the reliability issues currently experienced with the Leopard RL, and has therefore been introduced as a mandatory item on this engine also. Not only that, but the technical inspectors at the track can plug into any competitors CDI and confirm that no illegal tampering has taken place!
New Tryton 2 Jet Carburettor - featuring a fully machined throat and laser marked to prevent illegal machining, this carburettor offers much tighter tolerances than the previous Tillotson model.
Cylinder head profile is fully machined, and technical inspectors have access to a profile guage that ensure there is NO further machining of the head, including the squish angel.
Many other developments to restrict further "blueprinting" of the engine, such as restricted base gasket range (0.3-0.45mm), restricted reed petals, etc.
Dealer News - Western Australia - www.kartsportnews.com Four-time National Champion Kip Foster is making a comeback to top level karting competition at the Vic Open this weekend in LEOPARD HEAVY CLASS.
Kip Foster Heads Back To The Top Level West Australian karter Kip Foster is making a comeback to top level competition at this weekend's Victorian Open Championships. The now 33-year old is a long term karter, having started in the sport when he was just eight years old. Foster will saddle up and race in Leopard Heavy against a quality field that includes newly crowned National Champion Kel Treseder
2009 marks a new era for the Leopard engine in Australian karting. Following 4 successful years running the National Leopard Series, class promoter Remo Racing has listened to feedback from Leopard drivers and made some changes to the series for 2009. Enter the new National Leopard Challenge!
Remo Racing would like to congratulate Pacific Kartsport New Zealand and all their drivers for their great efforts at the 2009 New Zealand National Championships where Monaco walked away with 4 top-6 finishes, including 2 National Titles!
After many months of deliberation from the NKC regarding the rev-limiter for Leopard Class, it has finally been resolved after Thursday night's NKC telephone hook-up on 18.12.08. The implementation date of the Leopard Rev-Limiter will be compulsory as of the 1st of May 2009, but optional as of 1st January 2009.
Australian karting stalwart Remo Luciani may well be the oldest competitor in his category at the 47th National Sprint Kart Championships sponsored by Yamaha but he believes that he has still got what it takes to take on and defeat the best.