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View Poll Results: Would you buy a two stroke super sport bike?
Yes. Immediately! 26 74.29%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Would you buy such a bike

I've always been fond of two stroke engines. The sound, the way they rev, the great smell of burned two-stroke oil... Back in the days of Kevin Schwanzt, Wayne Rainey, Eddy Spencer and Randy Mamola I was glued to the TV every GP, never missed out on the TT of Assen.

As of now for me there is no point in owning more than one bike. I feel I drive the ultimate street legal sport bike. If however a new and modern two stroke, 4 cylinder, 500 cc ultra light race bike squeezing out 180+ HP would hit the streets I would buy it in an instant. Would any of you?

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yuuuukk!!!

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Back in the early 90s I was privvy to riding the Suzuki RG500.
Totally gutless below 7000 rpm and a monster above that. Downright scary experience and lethal in the wrong (inexperienced) hands. Maybe such bikes could be made friendlier with current electronics and tire technology, however, they would still be more than most of us could handle.

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In a previous life i had the experience of riding the Kawasaki triple 750 H2....

There was a damn good reason why they where called "the widow-maker" scaringly fast on the straight, just don't try and corner with it.

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yes for sure nice bike

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I would take a different aproach. I would build a larger displacement version 800-1000cc, not try and tune if for power, but for a wide powerband and good torque. I would look for about 150 hp in a 300 lb wet package...
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I would take a different aproach. I would build a larger displacement version 800-1000cc, not try and tune if for power, but for a wide powerband and good torque. I would look for about 150 hp in a 300 lb wet package...
That power to weight ratio is what i had in mind to. Although I'd like the engine to be a 'screamer'..

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That power to weight ratio is what i had in mind to. Although I'd like the engine to be a 'screamer'..
A twin crank V-twin will give you a smooth and narrow engine. It will also keep the weight down because you basically have half the engine. Basically think of it as a big 250 GP bike!
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I'd be interested but I thought two-strokes were going the way of the dinosaurs because of tougher emission standards.
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In a previous life i had the experience of riding the Kawasaki triple 750 H2....

There was a damn good reason why they where called "the widow-maker" scaringly fast on the straight, just don't try and corner with it.

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I had one myself a 750 H2c, it was a lot of fun, the cornering was subjective, I didn't find it too bad but then most bikes of that era weren't too brilliant in that department so if you were a biker in those days and were still alive beyond your 21st birthday you must've been doing something right..

The poll only has two options, I'd probably opt for somewhere inbetween, i.e. I'd not be desperate to buy one but I would like to own one at some point in the future before I'm too old to ride it (or the F4 for that matter!).


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But...…..a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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