Big Business Does It Again
I really believe that the rise of the four stroke is due to two things.
1. All the manufacturers know that 4 strokes need more expensive maintenance that is far more complicated than the maintenance needed on a 2 stroke, hence they create more business for themselves or at least other motorcycle stores.
2. The crap about pollution I think is a joke. I'm not actually sure, but can you honestly tell me a little 250 engine is really making THAT
much pollution? Doesn't the big old V8 ute taking the bikes to the track or trail create just as much pollution?
I have been riding for only one year, all on 4 strokes. I have heard amazing stories about 2 strokes and their power and simplicity. I am 20 years old and it looks like I may be the first generation that might miss the 2 stroke experience.
With fuel injection on bikes now I'm sure I'll be able to fix any problem out in the middle of nowhere - HA! Are you serious? I hope to God I never break down on a far away ride because it sure is a long way to push a bike back.
Just my beef.