IF you can find one about a year or two that has been kept up really good. It will be a little faster. It takes a year just to break one of these engine in. Or maybe find some one that tried and quit first year. Happens a lot with kids. Since these engines last so long, a used one is not drastically cheaper than new one. Unless it is really used. Just make sure it has the right seals on the engine.I'm new to karting, just about to get my first. I will be racing the LO206 in Champs. Would you all recommend getting a new engine or do you think used would be a good way to start? Money isn't a concern.