Will a more powerful bike make you faster?

We like power. We often think of our dirt bikes from a perspective of how powerful they are. Visit your local race track and you might hear talk about what bike has more power. Visit manufacturer websites, dirt bike magazine reviews and “shoot outs” and you’ll certainly see some discussion on power. Power is indeed important, but will a more powerful dirt bike make you faster? The answer to this question is a resounding “maybe”. ┬áSo, before you conclude that you need to run out and grab a more powerful dirt bike, read on for some insight.
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Are two strokes really twice the power of four strokes?

Two stroke and four stroke dirt bikes have been around for a long time. Each type has it’s advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, over the years each has had its shining moments as the preferred type of dirt bike for certain applications. The reason for these shining moments is primarily because of engineering improvements. Of course, the bike of choice among the populace can be influenced by marketing, word of mouth and rider preference. Whatever the reasons, there are some general facts that make the two stroke and four stroke dirt bike engines very different, power being one of these.
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