The corvette has always been the GM flagship car, and always will be. Does anyone remember the quite gem GM called the Buick Grand National? It was a friggin sedan with a turbo 6 cylinder that was ravaging the asphalt back in 1987! GM would never admit it and stopped production after a short run of 2 years, but the Grand National was out performing super cars in straight line acceleration! The vette would get its doors blown off it by the Grand National until about 1995. The LT4 just couldn't keep up.. GM would never have admitted that back then. They created a monster and they knew it as well as the consumer!
Its funny you brought this up Mike the Grand National I was going to put it in my post above.
Talking about big motors vs small motors.
What about The little Red Express truck that dodge made in 1978 it was also faster than a Corrvette that year.
A stepside truck with smoke stacks.
I agree with you guys totally. Personally I'm always routing for the underdog especially when the younger generation don't give 250r's the respect they deserve or any 2-stroke for that matter.
Iv been out of the atv game since 2000 I just got back into it last year but have not been to any atv parks.
Going to hit a lot this year so I thought I missed out on a lot.
The R is still 1 of the atv's even today.
I dont no weather to be happy or sad lol
numbers for HP that i've seen from honda was 33hP for the trx250r. what the trx250r has going for it is A. power to weight ratio that 4 strokes dont have and B. super fun to ride no matter what it feels like you going fast. I can beat my buddies stock 06 YFZ 450r i run a stock 88 cylinder with mild porting on my trail motor, that was 2nd gear roll on a fire road here in Michigan which is flat and relatively straight. Now the new yfz's with EFI im not sure if i can or not. what i would like to see is a full mx setup and full GNCC setup for both machines and lap times now were talking.
Everything about the article was inaccurate, for the 250r. It was a 86, 88/89 swinger, that just for starters. You guys are missing the whole point to the article, it is basically telling honda "wake up, what you built 30 years ago is still competitive and beating what you sell today". Yes, I would love to see a pro 250r vs pro 450r and see how it stacks up. I just hope it wont be like that article one magazine ran pitting a trx330r to ltr450 and the ltr450 destroyed it in everyway, even went so far to say that the trx330r was sluggish and potent efi 4 stroke motor is far superior in every way....or something along those lines.