Now, about that new Honda patent: like many of its Japanese competitors, Honda has found incredible success in the production of general use utility engines. In all likelihood, this could be a boat, generator, lawn mower, or some other type of general-purpose appliance engine. Yes, the patent drawings appear to show that the fuel would be injected after the exhaust port has closed, which would minimize unburned fuel. But this doesn’t look like a motorcycle engine, and there’s also a big difference between a patent application drawing and a blueprint; what appeared online in the last week is the former, as a blueprint would be the technical rendering of the exact application that Honda was constructing. In other words, this drawing simply shows a concept that Honda intends to build, and is in no way proof that there’s an all-new enduro bike on the way. Yes, we’ve heard credible rumors that several manufacturers already have direct-injection/EFI two-stroke prototypes, and if you do some digging you’ll find that Honda has been experimenting with alternative two-stroke engines for over two decades (Activated Radical Combustion, anyone?). But until you see a legitimate press announcement from Honda stating that the new two-stroke will be a reality (and believe me, we’ll tell you right away if that happens), don’t get too hopeful—and don’t believe everything that you read on Facebook.