Money And Four Strokes

I grew up racing motocross and cross country events in Colorado. I like and enjoy bikes from the mid 80s thru the mid 90s. The sad thing about 2 strokes going is in my day a young guy could buy a new 125, some gear and a few tools and go racing all on a part time job. The new four strokes have almost killed local motocross. In the eighties you could go to events and see a hundred or more riders on dozens of track. The last event I went to only had about 25 racers.

The cost of maintaining the modern 4 stroke has simply priced dirt biking out of a lot of peoples pocket books. The 4 stroke machines made today are amazingly fast, and easy to ride, but require high maintenance, special tools and mechanical skills that two strokes didn't.

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