British firm cleans up the two-stroke with new sports motorbike

A British manufacturer has launched a sports motorcycle using a new version of the oil-burning two-stroke engine which once choked the streets with blue smoke until tough air pollution laws virtually killed them off.Bespoke manufacturer Langen Motorcycles claims to have tamed the 250cc V-twin engine unit from Italian ex-Ferrari specialists Vins using modern fuel and oil injection systems.Langen said the engine passes the “sniff test” but still “emits the pleasingly smoky sights that bike enthusiasts relish with two-stroke motorcycles.” The company has not released emission figures but calls th…

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