What is the difference between 2 strokes and 4 strokes? and which do you think is better?

Question by go-gurt boy22: What is the difference between 2 strokes and 4 strokes? and which do you think is better?
I am debating on wether i should get a 2 stroke or four stroke! HELP PLEASE!

Best answer:

Answer by ash

read that. and if your debating which to get i’m gonna assume you’re a beginner so I say go with the 4 stroke. it doesn’t have a powerband so they power is even and they are pretty much taking over 2 strokes. granted 2 strokes are great and do have their place in mx but for learning i say go with a 4 stroke

dude i’m not making an assumption I know this difference i’m trying to keep it simple for the guy.

What do you think? Answer below!

  1. Reply
    DiCE May 7, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I COMPLETLEY DISAGREE with ash – other than the useful link ; ) – ash has made an assumption that only 2 strokes have power bands, this makes be laugh because most people who dont know anything about dirtbikes (or engines in general) think that a powerband is an actual physical thing! like a piston or a carb! LOL!

    “The power band refers to the range of RPM’s (Rotations Per Minute) under which the engine achieves optimum characteristic’s”

    Every gas engine has a powerband 2 stroke, 4 stroke, 87 stroke, 12345 stroke etc…

    and 2 strokes are now used primaraly in trail riding and enduro, not mx (professional anyways) there are many bikes you could get if you are looking for a bike, but you just asked what is the difference between 2 and 4 strokes, and that link is pretty much it.

    if you are looking for a bike, go to a local dealership, approach the off-road guy and ask him for suggestions, tell him your considering buying a brand new bike if you want. (give 2 and 4 strokes a chance, there mechanically different but equally fun : )

  2. Reply
    Paramedic Bob May 7, 2013 at 2:56 am

    2 stroke
    Quicker than 4T’s with equivelant engine sizes.
    CHEAP maintenence

    Not as torquey as 4Ts
    Stall easily at low RPMs

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