So tell me, what of ignition does a snowmobile have? (since they went away from points)
Mag CDI ....... KLF 220 mag cdi, KLT 250 i believe has Battery CDI. Gen 2 KLR 650 TCBI, Moto cross bikes .... Mag CDI
Mag being where the power is coming from.
"Going Away From Points" ain't new; Kawasaki marketeers proclaimed their Generation 2s had, "breakerless" ignitions; but . . . so did the Generation 1s! In both these models, thyristors (Silicon Controlled Rectifiers, SCRs) are triggered by pulses from pickup coils, acting as switches, turning ON circuitry connecting capacitive discharge power to the primary ignition coil windings in the case of Generation 1s (CDI), and turning OFF circuitry connecting power to the primary ignition coil windings of Generation 2s (inductive discharge ignition).
Further, "Getting Away From Points" has nothing to do with Capacitive Discharge Ignitions (CDI) or Inductive Discharge Ignitions (as in Generation 2s); electronic switching (vs. contact points) has been around for both ignition types for a long time.
Nomenclature and semantics play a role in these discussions, it seems! I agree with Tom's definition of, "magneto." Yet, when the word, "magneto," is combined with the word, "ignition," as in, "magneto ignition," a more specific context arises. The lady instructing the aviation students in this clip does a pretty good job of explaining, "magneto ignition" systems:
I think early post-World War II Piper Cubs had DUAL magneto ignitions (for aviation safety redundancy, I suppose); anyway, I believe a cockpit control switch could engage either or both magnetos; they were tested in pre-flight, by switching from one to the other and noting respective engine RPM.