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Old 01-15-2010, 04:40 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by WARRIORPRINCEJJ
I tell you what...I think you could possibly be right on track.

I saw an interview with one of their engineers. According to that gentleman, their current production (2T) bikes meet "Euro 3" emissions requirements. And, I believe that he said that their next round of ring-dingers (2011?) will meet "Euro 4".

If I had been given the above info. by one of my buddies, I woulda' told him that he was full of it, and argued with him until the beer ran-out. However, considering the source, I was pretty impressed. It sure seems that KTM is fully committed to the longevity of the 2-stroke experience.
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I think the video below is the one you are talking about. Towards the 7 min mark the guy says that they are currently meeting Euro 3, they will meet Euro 4 and if they want to, they could meet Euro 5 as well on both 2/4-strokes. They will continue to innovate and are already working on "alternatives to carbs for fueling".
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