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These things go in cycles and it is well to remember Soichiro Honda was no fan of 2 stroke engines. Deep pockets and a head start in racing carried Honda a long way, plus growing into a huge company. All the stroker racers from Japan evolved into much the same beast so the differences were neglible at the end of that era. The more interesting machines were made by the Jap factories in the 60s until the FIM chased them away and left the field to MV who won with monotony until Yamaha arrived with the TZ500 in 1973. Yamaha also supplied virtually the entire field of privateers for many years with TZs and we should be grateful for that. Suzukis RG500 was another wonderful stroker that Joe Bloggs could go race on and be in with a shout against the factory boys. Happy days.

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