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2022 BETA EVO TRIALS MODELS

Beta has released info on its 2022 Evo Trials line. Here’s the official press release: The Evo has received a series of major updates to the engine, frame, and suspension over its lifespan, including recent updates to carburetion & ignition mapping which provided a more linear and predictable throttle response. With this model year, Beta […]

BETA 250RR RACE EDITION: AN OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE VIDEO

The Beta 250RR Race Edition was released after Beta’s standard editions and is more of a bike for the purist. It doesn’t have oil injection and there are a number of upgrades, including the closed cartridge KYB fork. Join the Dirt Bike staff as we put the two-stroke through its paces on our first day […]

RIDING THE BETA 250RR RACE EDITION: THE WRAP

We didn’t get a chance to test too many Beta motorcycles in 2021. The factory was hit hard and early by the Covid 19 epidemic and there were no units for testing. Each year, though, Beta releases half-year models called the Race Editions, and we were able to score a 250RR for testing. This particular […]

BETA 450RX MOTOCROSSER

Beta’s 450RX motocross bike is getting closer to reality. A works version of the bike was entered in the  Russian GP  for the SDM Corse Beta Racing Team with Jeremy Van Horebeek. He qualified 18th and then finished 11th in each moto.  Here in the U.S., a commercial featuring Van Horebeek was shown on MAV […]

2022 BETA DUAL-SPORT MODELS

Beta has just released its 2022 dual-sport line. The Italian company  will continue to offer more dual-sport bikes than any other maker. All are based on the same basic engine and frame, but they have four different displacements  and each has a very different personality. Below is the official press release from Beta USA.   […]

2022 BETA TWO-STROKE MODELS ANNOUNCED: FIRST LOOK

Beta is making big news with an all new engine configuration for their flagship 300cc RR two-stroke model . Below is the information we received directly from Beta regarding the 2022 Beta 125cc, 200cc, 250cc and 300cc two-stroke RR models: The engineering team at Beta knows there’s always room for improvement! Nobody understands this better […]

OIL SPILL: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

BETA OIL SPILL Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a 2020 Beta 300RR. I recently noticed after my last ride that there was a bit of oil seeping from behind my countershaft sprocket. I confirmed that it wasn’t excess chain lube and was indeed transmission oil. I’ve never changed one of these seals. Can they be […]

2021 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The year 2021 comes in with the motorcycle world enjoying an unlikely rally. It turned out that people looked to dirt bikes to escape the ugliness of 2020. Amid pandemic and political uncertainty, motorcycles sold surprisingly well, leaving showrooms empty and riders wanting more. Thankfully, the 2021 models have arrived. Here ‘s a look at […]

LIVING WITH THE BETA 300RR 2-STROKE

It is a fact that the 300cc two-stroke off-road machine is the most popular displacement for enduro, hard enduro and riders looking for a versatile trail machine. Beta came out of the blocks with an all-new 300RR machine for 2020. The carbureted, oil-injected and counterbalanced engine mates to a chassis, and handling updates have it […]

2021 BETA RACE EDITIONS

Beta has announced its 2021 Race Editions. The official word from Beta appears below: Beta USA is proud to announce their 2021 RR Race Edition models that now include the popular 200 model to the lineup! With a full eight model lineup, (4) two stroke and (4) four stroke models, Beta continues to offer riders […]

2021 BETA EVO TRIALS BIKES

Beta has released its 2021 EVO trials bikes. The line includes 125, 200, 250 and 300cc two-strokes as well as Beta’s 300cc four-stroke. Here’s the official word from Beta: Following a path of continuous improvement and fine-tuning, the 2021 EVO has been updated with various modifications resulting in even better performance and ease of use. […]