Two Strokers... RULE
by Brandon Short
I am an avid outdoors person and care about our environment. However, when it comes down to governmental regulation on our 2 strokes and phasing them out over the years, I think it's our given right to choose to ride the types of bikes and engines we so elect to be on.
I've missed a few years of riding while my son has been growing up. He's now three. We went to his first supercross in Michigan this year. Wow, all 4 strokes. Yuck, I miss the humming of the bees.
I remember back as a child myself starting on a 4 stroke, it had it's purpose. My buddy went out and and purchased a YZ80. I loved the adrenaline rush it gave me when it pinned me into my seat. I quickly dropped my bike like a bad habit and purchased an RM80. From there I quickly went up to the 125's which I still prefer. They are light-weight little rockets that you have to keep the throttle open, screaming for the power.
I hope others speak up and the manufacturers continue to make both as options. You choose your bike and I'll choose mine.