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BETA DUAL-SPORT BIKES FOR 2024

Another piece of Beta's 2024 line-up has fallen into place with the release of its four dual-sport bikes. The 350, 390, 430 and 500 now have been redesignated the "RS" models and have received some refinements for 2024. The official press…
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2024 BETA 200RR 2-STROKE: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2024 Beta 200RR is one of the only true 200 two-strokes available in the U.S. In 2019, the guys at Beta started with the then-new 125RR, punched it out to 190cc and added electric start with oil-injection. It has a ball-ramp-driven…
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2024 BETA 200RR FIRST RIDE: THE WRAP

Rodney Smith drove down from up north this week to drop off a 2024 Beta 200RR for us to try. I was a big fan of 200cc two-strokes back in the day. Who wasn’t? They were left behind over the years. I believe that it was simply hard to…
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COLT NICHOLS TO RACE BETA IN SUPERCROSS

The Liqui Moly Beta Racing Team has confirmed the signing of Colt Nichols on a two-year deal to race the 450SX class at the AMA SuperCross. Nichols joins Benny Bloss as the two factory riders who will compete in the inaugural Supercross…
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BETA 300RR RACE EDITION: FULL TEST

Sometimes the most radical move is no move at all. Right now, that’s especially true in the world of 300cc off-road bikes. A few short years ago, the Beta 300RR Race Edition was typical of the breed—a two-stroke with a carburetor, a case…
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RIDING THE NEW BETA XTRAINER: THE WRAP

The Beta Xtrainer is a weird, crazy bike that everyone loves. The problem is that there’s nothing else quite like it--Beta should sell this bike in sets of two. That way you always have someone to ride with. The short description is that…
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2024 BETA XTRAINER ANNOUNCED

Beta is releasing news of its 2024 model line in bits and pieces. The latest information  to leak out of the Italian company regards the 2024 Xtrainer. This is a 300cc two-stroke with a killer price that was redesigned last year. The…
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BETA’S 2024 ELECTRIC DIRT BIKE REVEALED

Beta USA is proud to announce a new model in their range that thinks "outside the box" compared to the current model lineup. The all-new Beta Explorer is a 100% electric E-Moto bike designed to appeal to adult riders of all ages and…
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2024 BETA 300RX TWO-STROKE MX BIKE ANNOUNCED

Beta has just announced the 2024 300RX two-stroke motocross bike. This is the third year of production for this bike, and there have been hints that it will soon be joined by a four-stroke motocross bike. Benny Bloss recently signed a…
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BETA REVEALS 2024 MODELS

Beta Motorcycle dropped its first preview of its 2024 model year. The RR model range has been revealed, which includes both two-strokes and four-strokes. The official press release follows: Manufactured in Florence Italy, Beta is…
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RIDING THE 2023 BETA 500RR-S DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

We’ve been on a mission to test all the dual-sport bikes we can get our hands on for 2023. This week was all about the Beta 500RR-S. We already have a little history with this bike; Tom Webb purchased our 2022 test bike and loves it. Beta…
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BETA 300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

By Mike Webb My first encounter with the Beta 300RR was last year when my brother Tom and I ventured to Nampa, Idaho, to meet up with Beta’s media rep, Rodney Smith. We were there to test a trifecta of new Betas, one being the 300RR. I was…
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350 SHOOTOUT: 2023 DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

Today’s 350 dual-sport bikes have evolved into serious dirt bikes that just happen to be street legal. The Beta 350RR-R, Husqvarna FE350S and KTM 350EXC are lightweight off-road bikes with full DOT, EPA and CARB approval. The timing was…
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2023 BETA 350RR: FULL TEST

The Beta 350RR is a bike that’s easy to overlook and hard to understand. It gets lost in a myriad of models that seem almost identical. First of all, it looks like any one of Beta’s four dual-sport bikes. It’s not the same. It also looks…
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2023 BETA EVO FACTORY MODELS

Press Release: The 2023 EVO Factory models are here! These premium models are manufactured with the finest components at Beta’s Italian factory and represent the next level of trial EVOlution. The EVO Factory models share the same base…
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2023 BETA 350RR-S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Beta 350RR-S is one of four identical-looking Beta dual-sport bikes that often have riders overwhelmed. The 350 has the same chassis and most of the same motor as the others–it differs only in bore and stroke. As we have often pointed…
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RIDING THE BETA 350RR-S DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

We have the Beta 350RRS dual-sport bike, wet dirt and perfect riding weather. What could be better? The 350 is one of four identical-looking Beta dual-sport bikes that often have riders overwhelmed. There’s a parable about an indecisive…
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BETA DUAL-SPORT PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

By Tom Webb For the last two years I’ve wanted to buy myself a dual-sport machine. Why, you ask, would an editor of a dirt bike publication who gets free bikes to test for a year want to buy something that sells for around $12,000? In my…
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