Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Starting in 1997. Honda started the first gen aluminum frames. The first gen frames were thick, rigid and were a big change from the previous steel frames. Then in 2000. Honda came out with the second gen aluminum frame. Which was less rigid. It also had a smaller and thinner twin-spar aluminum frame. Which provided the rigidity decrease. That made for better handling. Then in 2002. They came out with the third gen aluminum frame. Which was thinner, and lighter. They kept the same frame with minor suspension changes until they stopped production of any 2-stroke in 2007.