Most of you have probably seen the prototype of the 2002 Honda CR250 by now and are probably asking all kinds of questions about the electronically controlled powervalves, and whatever else might be new to this bike. Well, here is some news: this technology has been around for quite a while. I just purchased a 1994 Honda NSR 250. For those of you who dont know about this machine, here are the details: It is a v-twin 2-stroke 250cc street bike that uses some pretty advanced tech that allows it to achieve nearly 65hp at the rear wheel, with no engine mods. The heart of the technology (as much as I understand it) is a computer that monitors engine RPM, speed, temperature, and throttle position which it uses to control the ignition timing, exhaust powervalves, and powerjet carb. This system was also designed to use a card (kind of like a credit card) as the key. In the racing scene, you can use different cards to "tune" your bike for different tracks (high RPM or low RPM powerband as you choose). So here is the question for the experts: If this technology has been proven since before 1994, why have we not seen this technology move to the dirtbike scene sooner?