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Two-stroke outboards got a bad rap. Now they're coming back.

Two-stroke or four-stroke

BIG BANG: One advantage of Evinrude's consumer- friendly two-stroke E-TEC is that it does not require a break-in period.

TWO OR FOUR? Yamaha goes both ways, offering a four-stroke and a DI. Suzuki's big four-stroke has sophisticated digital fuel injection.

TWO OR FOUR? Yamaha goes both ways, offering a four-stroke and a DI. Suzuki's big four-stroke has sophisticated digital fuel injection.

WEIGHING IN: Four-stroke engines are usually heavier. Honda's four-stroke V-Tec has a valve train that speeds acceleration. Mercury's two-stroke OptiMax weighs 138 lbs. less than the four-stroke Verado.

WEIGHING IN: Four-stroke engines are usually heavier. Honda's four-stroke V-Tec has a valve train that speeds acceleration. Mercury's two-stroke OptiMax weighs 138 lbs. less than the four-stroke Verado.