Four Strokes = Two Strokes
I ride a Husaberg 550 and a KTM 300. I'm really torn between the two. The pros and cons to each seem to balance out. Now I realize that I'm riding quite large and powerful bikes, but the Husaberg can beat me up more than the 300. However the linear power of the Husaberg will get me in less trouble in trails, while the 300 is faster for me in trails.
The compression braking from the Husaberg is awesome on descents. The KTM on descents requires some brake attention. This isn't a battle of Husaberg vs. KTM just realize ones a 4 stroke and the others a two smoke. I love them both.
Just some info for arguments, when I drag race them both over a known distance which is timed. Well the very slight edge goes to the Husaberg by 5/100th of a second.