a good view of things and a new catchphrase for us 2 stroke guys
Over the past few years the media seems to have coined new terms to apply to two-stroke racing machines. When the two-stroke is mentioned words like vintage and nostalgic seem to pop up.
How can this be?
Well, it appears to be a slight-of-hand marketing trick. A way to discredit the two-stroke further. An easy way to make it look like if you care about two-strokes, you live in the past. It’s a simple and effective way to bulldoze the two-stroke fan and to ignore reality.
So what can I do about it?
Simple, use the word “handicap” every-time you speak about four-strokes in racing.
What exactly is a handicap and why is it used?
According to Wikipedia;
Handicapping, in sport and games, is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning. The word also applies to the various methods by which the advantage is calculated. In principle, a more experienced player is disadvantaged in order to make it possible for a less experienced player to participate in the game or sport whilst maintaining fairness. Handicapping also refers to the various methods by which spectators can predict and quantify the results of a sporting match.
double the displacement is the theme here it seems, just thinking of it now and the new model yamaha R1 has 180 bhp/ltr and my old rd has 176bhp/ltr.
Edited by rd500, 22 December 2011 - 14:16.