What’s the fu­ture?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

Like the fra­grant fog we all know and love, the fu­ture of two-strokes is cloudy. It’s quite fea­si­ble that we could see the Suter MMX500 on the street as a ho­molo­gated road bike – Suter are work­ing with Graz Tech­ni­cal Univer­sity to build a di­rect-in­jec­tion ver­sion of the bike, which will clear up the un­burnt fuel prob­lems that af­flict a two-stroke’s emis­sions. There is some light at the end of the tun­nel though – thanks to KTM’S development of their 300cc sin­gle, which uses fuel in­jec­tion into the trans­fer ports, which is cleaner, and more ac­cu­rate than carbs. But it’s un­likely we’ll ever see a wide range of road bikes again. We say: Get a clas­sic stroker right now – they’re an en­dan­gered species, but they’re far from dead. And if you’re rich enough, buy a Suter.

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