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 Two-Strokes - The final nail in the coffin?

In a recent Press Release, Honda HRC has confirmed that all production of their Two-stroke motorcycles will cease in 2003. HRC supreme, Yasuo Ikenoya said 'That affects everything, from scooters to sports bikes'.

Next years GP1 World Championship will see the all new Four-Stroke racers being used for the first time, with Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Ducati all aiming to have Four-Stroke machines on the grid next year. The repercussions this will have on racing in wider scales are massive. 250cc and 125cc racing is likely to be slowly fazed out, and as we know the 250cc TT has already been scrapped as a race on it's own.

Is this the final nail in the coffin for the struggling two-stroke classes, and how long can they go on for, even at club level?

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