Whats with the new kawis?

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arent all the manufacturers stopping two-stroke production because of environmental concern/legislation?
 

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CHR!S said:
arent all the manufacturers stopping two-stroke production because of environmental concern/legislation?
no.

Kawasaki still makes their 2-stroke minis (100/85/65).
 
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I think only Honda and Kawi have stopped making their bigger two strokes, however Honda stopped all two strokes.
 

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I find it oddly amusing that in the late 80s/early 90s, Yamaha and Honda were accused of killing the open class by discontinuing their manufacture of 500cc two stroke MX bikes (YZ490/WR500, RM500), while Honda and Kawasaki were praised for keeping the CR500 and KX500 going as long as they did.

Now, Honda and Kawasaki are the bad guys for no longer offering up two stroke MX bikes, while Yamaha and Suzuki still take the time to ship 'em to the US.

weird
 
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Why would kawi continue making them?

I bet they sold 1 2-stroke for every 15 4-strokes in 06.

It makes sense that they would focus on manufacturing the 4-stroke. Its more marketable and more profitable.
 
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i have a feeling the 2stroke bikes will be gone for a few years, then they will bring them back.
 

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CRazy250 said:
i have a feeling the 2stroke bikes will be gone for a few years, then they will bring them back.
... and the Tooth Fairy will win a SX title on one. :coocoo: :coocoo: :coocoo:
 

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CRazy250 said:
i have a feeling the 2stroke bikes will be gone for a few years, then they will bring them back.
If they bring 'em back, the OEM's will have to find a way to clean them up. The technology exists, but it is neither inexpensive or light.

New two-strokes are dead for the foreseeable future. Good used examples can be found at bargain prices.
 
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CaptainObvious said:
Good used examples can be found at bargain prices.
And for the few of us still riding them, what more can we ask for? It's falling right in our laps...........YES!
 
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I've yet to see the prices dropping dramatically. Part of me would like that and part of me wouldn't, I guess.
 

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Kawi is still making their mini 2t because they dont have a 4t to replace it, right?
 
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The goverment is stoping the companys its to bad for ecomy its sad there all going to be 4 pokes in a couple years...:( "life goes on" right:) ride them well we can