I always wanted to build an Aixro with a CVT myself…
The LEVO is by Greg Lacoste who I think is behind the pin-it sprocket as well. It’s a 206 with a CVT and some other ideas. It’s a bit “hypey” in some ways, but his heart is in the right place.
Here’s a couple of videos.
Original facebook post in Briggs 206 racers.
Text from that post:
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT for 2019
Good evening everyone!
I’m pleased to announce our latest product!!! This product defies what is possible for low cost Karting to new comers instead of accepting the current platform . It was worth all the sleepless nights, 18 hour work days, bloody hands, spending the money I didn’t have and Sacrificing time with my wife and kids. My immense passion for the sport are what drove me to grow karting at its core! I have condensed every personal experience from Karting to open wheels to form a product that is appealing to the new comer and veteran karters alike.
The product. LEVO 206 Spec What is it?
100% Sealed Briggs 206 that accelerates as hard as a stock Cr 125cc shifter in the first 30ft while still maintaining current 206 top speeds!
Designed patented C-V system ( ZERO sprocket changes) track size large to small is irrelevant!!!
Specifically designed spec sealed kart chassis with Every component down to bearings being the same: seat strength, size, placement, rims, tires etc.
Extremely low adjustability- the only chassis adjustments that can be made are track width front/rear, Tire psi, weight distribution, and alignment. The only engine adjustments that can be made are valve lash, carburetor float height and needle height. Rules follow latest Briggs rules set!
Ultra LOW MAINTENANCE
Competitive engine life span 5-6 race SEASONS with occasional valve adjustments.
1/2 the investment of a traditional Briggs 206 class.
How and why?
- The C-V system automatically selects the correct corresponding gear ratio to achieve peak performance every millisecond so there is no need to buy front & rear Sprockets, clutches, and chains.
- The variety of tunable parts are no longer necessary since this class and its entirety are sealed.
- Father and son or daughter (12 years and older can now share one kart!) The seat size is XXL. The kart comes with a removable injection foam mold that forms to the contours to his or hers body to the inside of the seat. Gas and brake peddles are on quick release adjusters.
- Only transportation requirements is a Pick-up truck. Let’s face it. Racing is a huge commitment that any new comer is faced with; However, it doesn’t have to be. For any individual that wants to go racing with their family it’s a serious investment to buy a trailer and have a big enough truck or suv to pull it along with FUEL costs and wear and tear on their vehicles to even show up at a race. Spare parts such as rims, axles, bodywork, toolboxes, scales etc are no longer needed. Dealers of the LEVO 206 SPEC and or tracks will provide SPEC parts and support! Tools associated with maintaining the kart will be sold with the kart.
- Necessity vs Staying in front of technology: A Mychron 5 is a wonderful and extremely informative telemetric and timing tool. This is not necessary for the new guys. We supply a lap timer/hour meter. A Lap timer is the biggest tool and the only necessity the new guys should have.
Who needs to thrive for Karting to prosper?
- Tracks and sanctioning organizations!
20 entry’s per Levo spec 206 class for seniors and juniors
40 entry total x $100 per entry= $4000 per race weekend x 12 race weekends = $48,000 per race season.
- The parents of the young!
600 dollars is the average amount spent on family fun per month. Karting cost is now on the same level of cost and fun as baseball, soccer, basketball, fishing, golf, dance or cheerleading.
- Inspiring the young with fun.
Current 206 platform is undoubtedly a very slow class with very little acceleration properties. This turns many newcomers away from the conventional 206 class. unfortunately that’s the only option available at that price point! Not anymore!
Fun. Safe. Level. affordable. Maintainable Entry level racing, formatted a more cost effective way.
Valiant goals and bold claims. I’m not convinced all of the issues it’s trying to address are true blockers of participation or just something that could simply be addressed in a conversation.
Hopefully the launch from the CVT will be the hook for this thing. I think he might have a job maintaining parity across the fleet of these with CVTs on there though. Hopefully he’s already got that part figured out.