Two Strokes Are Affordable And Reliable
Two points to make. To re-build the top-end on a 2 stroke, with machining is going to cost you around 200 bucks and you can install it yourself. Additionally you are going to know from the feel of the bike when it is ready to do.
The equivalent 4 stroke is going to cost about $2500 and the shop will be doing the work. Also when it does go, there will be no warning.
The 4 stroke may be a bad-ass bike but most of us cannot out ride the engineering on any bike. We just want affordable reliable fun.