Re: Really need to decide
I kinda agree with these guys putting 2-strokes down .... but remember, all things are not equal here, and one of the criteria is 'harsh winter' ... that means dark mornings & evenings on wet or icy roads...
now let's imagine it is your one and only lifetime true love that's gonna be riding the thing...
the way you can mount a 2-stroke real low and central in the frame's main triangle means much better primary safety and icy-roadworthyness to my mind.
the ways the 4-strokes mount to the frame means more weight up high where you don't want it.
i'd rather my babe broke down rather than hurt her beautiful legs in a spill