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Manifesto of an unrepentant two-stroke afficionado by Jody Weisel

by JohnNicholas on 10/15/2009

“Join the movement before it’s too late.”

With so much attention focused on the four-stroke and many folks claiming the end of two-strokes is near, reading something as strong and supportive in a mainstream magazine is a breath of fresh air.

In the November 2009 issue of Motocross Action magazine read a two page treatise about the two stroke.

In the article Jody debunks many of the myths that have been perpetuated on the motocross public. All the usual suspects are examined, the EPA, displacement, the manufacturers and cost. All are answered in his simple and to the point style.


Some quotes from the article include;

“A four-stroke feels like you are piloting a Cadillac Coupe DeVille down the track. It’s heavy and it feels heavier. It is the motocross version of a front-wheel-drive car. You steer it. There is no romance in steering an ocean liner into a harbor nor a 450cc thumper around a racetrack.”

“… racing a two-stroke is a blast. It is like a completely different sport. The bike wheelies, slides, spins and goes braaapp. There is no comparison between racing a two-stroke and racing a four-stroke. One is pure fun, and the other is very NASCAR-ish.”

The question is, regardless if you are racing for first place or twelfth place, which bike will provide you with more fun?

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