MSA technical regulation updates for 2016 – X30, Honda, Rotax and TKM
The MSA has advised of several updates to kart class technical regulations from 2016.
With effect from 1st January 2016 there will be a number of variants to piston markings, reed valve markings, ignition, wiring loom and push buttons. All details are included on the engine fiche which can be downloaded from the MSA website Kart Technical page.
A new exhaust system will be introduced for the Honda GX160 engine from 1st January 2016. Although eligible from this date, it is not intended to be mandatory until 31st March 2016, which will be reflected in the 2016 Class Regulations when published. The final specification of the new exhaust system is currently being finalised and will be announced in a specific bulletin prior to 2016.
There will also be a new-for–2016 requirement for a non-return valve to be fitted on the fuel tank breather pipe for the Honda Cadet class. A specific model is not identified, but it must be functional and fit for purpose.
Kartlink has published the following already, but here is a reminder:
The Rotax EVO base engine unit only will be introduced from 1st January 2016. All accessories, electrical components, carburettor, exhaust system and other associated ancillaries will remain unchanged until further notice. More information is here.
1st January 2016 will see the introduction of a new EeziStart decompression valve in the TKM 2-stroke classes, making push-starting easier and aiding electric start engines. Full details can be found here.