No Preconceived Ideas About Four Or Two Strokes
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.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 2 stroke vs 4 stroke.