Why aren't big-bore 2 strokes popular for SM?
I was just curious about this from the experienced Supermoto guys. It seems the power and light weight of a newish big bore 2-stroke would make them popular for conversions to SM bikes. But I never seem to hear about a CR500 or KX500 being converted, it seems today it is almost 100% factory-built bikes like the KTM or Husqvarna, or guys take a CRF450 and modify it. Any reason why an open 2-stroke doesn't work?
I was thinking about buying a clean CR500 and converting it into a street-legal SM. In my state you can register them as customs, with all of the required lighting of course, and no emissions tests are required where I live. 60 hp and 240 pounds sounds entertaining to me.
About $2500 for the bike, and about that same amount in mods and new plastic, I would have a fun, simple, little scooter to play around on.
1985 Honda VF1000R, 1990 Ducati 851, 2008 YZ450F
Last edited by sburns2421; 04-03-2007 at 09:06 PM.