by Tony Palmer
I started riding 2 strokes all the way up to a Suzuki RM 250. They are without a doubt, serious horse power on any track. For a beginner it will spit you off due to the explosive power band, if you abuse it.
I used to win plenty of races until these four strokes came along. They seem to put power to the ground smoothly unlike a 2 stroke, but are not
cheap to maintain. So I decided to buy one. I really missed the smell and sound of my 2 stroke but I was winning again, until a year after when the bike practically exploded even though I had been maintaining it to a high standard.
So it depends what you want out of a bike. A 4 stroke with smoother power delivery and higher bills? Or a cheap running, just-as-fast, but in my opinion a proper motocross bike. The smells and the sounds of 2 strokes rule.
I am back on a 2 stroke Yamaha YZ 250. I had to do a lot to the bike but I am winning some races and losing others. But the bike is awesome and so easy to fix when it does go wrong.