Nothing Like A Two-Stroke
(Albuquerque, NM USA)
I love 2 strokes, and always will. I realize how much more efficient these modern 4-strokes are.
What for me would be the perfect 2-stroke dirt bike? Answer is a 85 Honda cr-500 engine tweaked to the max, mounted in a Honda late model 250cc 2 stroke, with that tweaked light ass aluminum frame, and an awesome after market pipe.
I don't know if it's true but the 85 cr 500 was said to be too flipping unpredictably intense, as far as that power-band. I've heard and read about how since that 85 cr500 came out, they have been de-tuning the thing after 85, 86. Anyhow, that really interests about that 85 cr.
As far as new 2-strokes, I would pick either the YZ-250, or the KTM 250. Those dam KTM's are very pricey. They're made in Austria, could that be why?
KTM stands for Kroenriff Trunkenpultz Maedenhoff. I guess the first two are from the dudes that started the company. The last is the city in Austria where they are produced.
Sorry about the spelling. That's it for now.
CTM"More efficient these modern four strokes are.."? Faster than the old four strokes for sure but I don't know if efficient is the right word for it.
Ha... no worries about the spelling Chris. Thanks for enlightening a few readers about KTM. But if I correct your spelling I think you'll find KTM stands for Kronreif, Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen. A very nice bike indeed is the KTM 250.