thestuz, on 02 July 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:
the trouble is the market place.
people wont buy a bike unless its the latest and greatest. thats why we get technology forced upon us.
personally, i think a 300cc 2stroke without a pv would haul just as fast as a 250 2stroke with a pv in all areas.
so, if you had the choice, what would you buy?
i would prefer the 300 without pv, wouldnt you?
i used to ride 2 strokes before power valves were introduced. they were still very entertaining engines with good hp.
ask anyone that's rode bikes with and without, with powervalve is a much better bike, there's a reason ALL of the two strokes went to powervalves back in the 80's, the only bikes that dont use them are crap like pw80's
if I had to choose I would choose the 250 with the powervalve, just bought a gasgas 250 in fact, powervalve maintenance
is something I worry about when I do a top end, and that's not very often and it's easier than doing the piston, clean and put back in
not sure why anyone in their right mind would intentionally put back 2 stroke motorcycle development 30 years