2 Strokes and 4 Strokes Are Good For Their Own Reasons
by Drew Chapman
(Chilliwack BC, Canada)
I feel the phasing out is simple (sorry little conspiracy theory here) PARTS! The head has approx 1000% more parts, machining and specialized labour involved. Manufactures have money and only that in mind. Business is not about what people want, but what they will buy. This seems negative but business runs and is fueled by it.
Now environmental, lets face it, think about the pollution the factories produce on all those parts that don't even exist on 2 strokes. For the fumes or exhaust - they don't tell you that 2 strokes don't produce much more air pollution. Yes burnt oil is hard on mother earth but not to the extent that is where it has gone. People need to see that one of the biggest air emission polluters in the USA is lawn mowers.
For what bike is better, there isn't in my opinion. I feel some people cant handle change. I like the fact that we have choices. Both engine cycle bikes have advantages and disadvantages, just like a shoe or chocolate bar. Have both and there is no worry. I guess people need something to talk or whine about. A bike is a bike, if you ride them, love them all.. it's a bike.