Why this kid went from 4T to 2T

Why this kid went from 4T to 2T....

http://twostrokemotocross.com/2009/06/ryan-powell-why-i-switched-to-a-two-stroke/

Ryan Powell - Why I switched to a Two Stroke

By The General • on June 11, 2009

I have been riding regularly for the past six to seven years. I progressed from the 80 to the 85 then started riding a 250f. After riding and racing the 250f for almost five years, I was ready for a new bike. I really excelled on the 250f and I really think/thought it was a great bike. By that time I was competitive in the C class on the AMA level.

The bike purchase decision was an extremely tough one. It was the beginning of this year when I started looking and there were just so many options. I was really looking at buying the 2009 CRF450R, because i was coming off of a Honda, and I really wanted more power. I am a very thorough person when checking out a purchase, and buying a new dirt bike was a high priority. After enduring the 2009 bikes being released and even then waiting on the tests to come out. (I usually check all the bike tests and comparisons to help me choose, I particularly think MXA has a good brain on bike tests)

Well, after all the research and forum reading and everything, I did not know what to buy. None of the current 450s really caught my eye. They all seemed to have some problem… Then I saw the 250 two stroke. After researching the smokers, I started to sway my thinking....

see the rest of the story: http://twostrokemotocross.com/2009/06/ryan-powell-why-i-switched-to-a-two-stroke/

Lots are starting to swing to the 2 stroke side again. 2 and 4 strokes are both great it is just worse when the 4 stroke blows up.:thumbsup:

Im pretty sure that guys on this forum, iv seen that picture before.

Im pretty sure that guys on this forum, iv seen that picture.

x2

but still thats cool to see.

good find, makes me think... :thumbsup:

yeh i think hes on this forum too cuz i run that same number, unless theres another guy that rides a yz250 with 121.

Yeah I remember seeing the vid of his holeshot then people started dogging him out calling him a sandbagger. I think that's the one. Looked like some pretty good riding to me.

sick, thats a great story. i hope he picks up support. racing in college is really tough

The 2strokes have awesome power, I ride a 250f and we have a 250 smoker (both yamaha). The only complaint against the 250 smoker is that I haven't gotten the suspension and body dialed in. The power's funt o rip but with bad suspension beats the hell outa me

2 strokes! :thumbsup:

I made the switch back to a 2st from my crf450r to 200exc, best switch ever.:thumbsup:

Yeah I remember seeing the vid of his holeshot then people started dogging him out calling him a sandbagger. I think that's the one. Looked like some pretty good riding to me.

I'm pretty sure that's because he was bragging about destroying the C class on his 2t...when he's obviously a mid-B class or better rider.

I'm pretty sure that's because he was bragging about destroying the C class on his 2t...when he's obviously a mid-B class or better rider.

Each time a 2T wins, there are always pundits....

From being a red 4T rider this kid is to a blue 2T rider.... :thumbsup:

If I didn't know better, I'd call you 'dtkiko'. :lol:
If I didn't know better, I'd call you 'dtkiko'. :lol:

I would... :thumbsup:

Each time a 2T wins, there are always pundits....

Huh? I love 2 strokes....the bike has absolutely nothing to do with it. He's a MUCH better rider than second place. I've watched his videos. People called a spade a spade.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8172987&postcount=1

"450c moto one start with B and A riders (3)

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/f...450-1start.flv"

Then this:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8175618&postcount=15

"I guess i could move out of the packed c class and join the B riders."

He beat A and B class riders in the 450 class...yet typically races C class and says that maybe he could move up.

So please, enlighten me...in what way was I wrong?

I had a 06 CRF450 and sold it to pick up my 07 yz250 2t. Best decision Ive made! I love the way the 2t power hits and how nimble they are.

I have a 2t but want a 450 also. I want both.

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