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Hi guys i am contemplating on getting a 2 stroke or a 4stroke for my first bike. Could anyone tell me the difference; riding wise, specs etc? (carbs vs FIs and so on) I am actually eyeing to get an RXZ. Sorry if i am a bit late to the party. Would appreciate any form of knowledge. Thank you in adv!

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@LoveNotHate 2 Stroke Bikes are becoming history in Singapore by 2028 due to Emission Standards and it will be illegal to ride one thereafter.  So since the announcement, all bike shop start bring i

From what I understand 2 strokes are alot more powerful than 4 strokes. RXZ 135 has 20 hp compared to like a CB150r with around 17hp, despite the RXZ having a smaller cc engine. I have zero experience with 2 strokes but from what I've heard 2 strokes are alot easier to maintain and repair, also you have to use a special kind of engine oil 2t.

 

Carbs need to be tuned every once in a while, FIs are operated by a computer so no need to adjust. One less headache when servicing, but if your battery has a problem your throttle will have problem.

 

That's all that I can recall off the top of my head, those with more experience please feel free to add on or correct me :D

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From what I understand 2 strokes are alot more powerful than 4 strokes. RXZ 135 has 20 hp compared to like a CB150r with around 17hp, despite the RXZ having a smaller cc engine. I have zero experience with 2 strokes but from what I've heard 2 strokes are alot easier to maintain and repair, also you have to use a special kind of engine oil 2t.

 

Carbs need to be tuned every once in a while, FIs are operated by a computer so no need to adjust. One less headache when servicing, but if your battery has a problem your throttle will have problem.

 

That's all that I can recall off the top of my head, those with more experience please feel free to add on or correct me :D

 

Ah i see.. kinda get a rough sketch of it. Thank u so much for the reply. Much appreciated!

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@LoveNotHate Have you decided if you are getting 2-stroke or 4-stroke bike yet? If you decide to go for 2-stroke, based on NEA ruling, you have max about 8 years before they will be phased out (unless the law changes).

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On 10/2/2020 at 8:37 AM, LoveNotHate said:

Hi guys i am contemplating on getting a 2 stroke or a 4stroke for my first bike. Could anyone tell me the difference; riding wise, specs etc? (carbs vs FIs and so on) I am actually eyeing to get an RXZ. Sorry if i am a bit late to the party. Would appreciate any form of knowledge. Thank you in adv!

2 stroke more torque... 4 stroke believed to be lower maintenance (no need 2t)

4 stroke usually more electronics more things to go wrong. 2 stroke if u r mechanically strong and take care of the bike, it should last a long long long time

RXZ is very popular still on sg roads for that reason

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@LoveNotHate 2 Stroke Bikes are becoming history in Singapore by 2028 due to Emission Standards and it will be illegal to ride one thereafter. 
So since the announcement, all bike shop start bring in only 4 stroke bikes.

Comparing both in general class 2B bikes like Honda Phantom 150 (2stroke) and Honda Phantom 200 (4 Stroke).
Both are carburetor bikes, riding on it is more or less the same other then;
2 stroke Kick Start, 4 stroke Electric start
2 stroke bike produce higher pitch exhaust sound where 4 stroke is more to hollow side.
2 stroke bike got higher rev and have the advantage in pick up, while 4 stroke have the advantage in distance. (This is due to the crankshaft cycle or revolution)  
2 stroke bike will need an extra oil lubricate called 2T. Its to be mixed with fuel for combustion to lubricate the pistol.  2T can be added in 2 ways (depend on bike). Allocated plastic tank and it will be feed into carburetor or manually pour into fuel tank during fuel up. So now you know why rider rocked their bike before they start it 😅?  And if you feed too much 2T, you will have a running white smoke exhaust, you can be fine for pollution if you are unlucky but the best part is you will always smell like Strawberry after every ride.
2T is important to 2 stroke bikes If you hear of "Piston Jam" you will know how it actually happen.  It stopped the bike from moving like sudden engine brake.  So at high speed if rider is not able to react fast, rider will be sent fly off from their bike.
So for 4 stroke bike, they only use Engine Oil aka 4T in the past.

Both have their pros & cons, unless you are going for a Dirt Bike then 2 Stroke is your best choice (BUT in SG........ kind of hard to get a brand new 2 stroke bike).

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