Dakar: KTM great but why not 2-strokes?

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SnakeBreak, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Honda ran a 400cc two stoke in the 1995 Dakar and it finished. Just google Honda EXP-2.

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  2. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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  3. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Yep that's the one thanks Rhys...

    Now do you still have the pic of the blown apart engine with "Made in Japan" clearly visible on it that I can never find.:lol3
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  4. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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  5. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    What's the story behind that engine?

    I suspect it's got something to do with the KTM Sommer bike....?
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  6. edtau

    edtau baaaaaaarp

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    Slapped a roadbook, tripmaster and rear tank on the 300 and it will be doing the Tuareg in a week's time - Will let you all know about the "reliability" of the engine and whether or not it has a real advantage in dunes... Nothing more versatile than a bike that can do a week's worth of work in the desert and then pony up to an Erzberg or Romaniacs and still be suited to both events. Time will tell...

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  7. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    liquid cooling will make a 2t more versatile than air cooling.But they are less efficient on gas,but they do make more power than the equiv 4 t.Remeber when they opened up motogp to 4 strokes.The 2t were 500 and the 4 strokes were 990s!
    2t rely on the fuel for some cooling,and the very nature of 2t means you always lose some of the fresh petrol charge out the exhaust port,so thats wasted .
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