In 2-stroke, three movements, the proof is made that motorcycle manufacturers would be better off getting their fingers out of the exhaust pipe: in this video posted by Japan Legends, the Honda NSR250R SP humiliates his brother VFR400R! A lesson for KTM?
In 1991 at Honda, fans of small sports bikes could choose between a 4-stroke or a 2-stroke: the VFR400R of 59 hp for 182 kg, or the NSR250R SP of 45 hp for 151 kg. But in terms of performance there was no hesitation, as evidenced by the video below!
Today at the Reds, the choice is no longer allowed: a 47.5 hp CBR500R for 194 kg figure alone in the catalog. And the same goes for the Greens, the Blues, and so on. A tiny hope lies in the Oranges, who launched for 2018 new engines "TPI" on enduros 250 and 300 EXC.
Video Duel of sport bikes: NSR250R SP VS Honda VFR400R
enginewar.com would be curious to compare the accelerations as well as the approvals, consumptions and emissions of a KTM RC390 and an "RC300TPI" on which the company of Mattighofen is working at the moment, who knows?
Unlike the "three-ninety" which voluntarily complies with the A2 permit regulations (no more than 35 kW and 0.2kW / kg), the hypothetical KTM 2-stroke could optimize its power / weight ratio in seconds. "addressing the holders of the license A" any short " who do not have what to afford the expensive Superbike, but would still like to indulge on the handlebars of a - real - small sports!