The 2 stroke motors were even cheaper for PC themselves. Mitch has to outsource much of the parts he uses on the 4 strokes. Thus the price. He said that he has to have a crap load of anything made, then if it is wrong, or doesn't work like he hoped, they just got trashed and had to order new stuff. The cool thing about 2 strokes, that most engine builders could port them. I know Jackson Performance was well known in the Iowa- Illin area, and people up there didn't like PC port jobs, because off the assembly line at PC, they just did a couple grinds here and there, but didn't do full on porting unless your name was RC. Things like that, plus a full port job was like $900 or something like that, and that was even from PC. No one can do the motors like PC on 4 strokes, because they don't have the access to all the specialty makings, unless they want to throw out a whole lot of dough in hopes they don't get the first batch wrong.