No Preconceived Ideas About Four Or Two Strokes

by Bisho
(Brisbane Qld.)

Having been a late comer (40 yrs old) to trail bikes, I came in with no preconceived ideas. Having ridden both two and four strokes several times and owning a large 4 stroke for 4 years now I think they both have their place. Depending on how I feel on the day and what the conditions and likely terrain I will come across on the day will influence whether a 2 stroke or 4 stroke would be better.

For the lighter trail rider I like the KTM200exc for size, power and weight, but I have noticed there are many more for sale on eBay recently and I suspect from what I am reading they are converting to the Husqvarna TE310 or KTM350exc. I haven't ridden either as I am a bit large. These bikes still outweigh the KTM200 by several kilos, so if you think the rider may have difficulty picking up a heavier bike go the 2 stroke.

I would like one of each - a Husaberg FE570 for longer controlled days and a TM 300EN for days I want to test my metal against hard riding mates.

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