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Are 2-stroke outboard motors still available for purchase?

If you are in the market for a new outboard motor for your boat, you may be wondering if two-stroke engines are still available for purchase. While four-stroke engines have become the industry standard, two-stroke motors are still available in some markets.

Two-stroke outboard motors have been around for decades and have a loyal following due to their simplicity, lightweight design, and affordability. However, in recent years concerns over emissions have led to stricter regulations on marine engines. Four-stroke engines produce fewer emissions and are more fuel-efficient, making them the preferred choice for many boaters.

Despite the shift towards four-stroke engines, some manufacturers still produce two-stroke outboard motors. These two-stroke engines are typically smaller in size and are used for smaller boats or as auxiliary motors for larger vessels. They are still popular in developing countries where cost is a factor and there are less stringent regulations on emissions.

One brand that still produces two-stroke outboard motors is Tohatsu. They offer a range of two-stroke motors ranging from 2.5 horsepower to 30 horsepower. Yamaha also offers a small selection of 2-stroke motors ranging from 2.5 horsepower to 150 horsepower in select markets. In addition, there are many used two-stroke outboard motors available for purchase, which can be a more affordable option for those on a budget.

It is important to note that some regions have banned the use of two-stroke engines in certain bodies of water due to environmental concerns. Before purchasing a two-stroke engine, ensure that it is legal to use in your area and that you are aware of any emissions regulations.

While two-stroke outboard motors are not as prevalent as they once were, they are still available for purchase in some markets. They remain a popular choice for those on a budget or in developing countries where regulations are less strict. It is important to do your research and ensure that a two-stroke engine is the right choice for your boating needs, taking into consideration any environmental regulations in your area.

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