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    Default Thoughts on the Beta motorcycles?

    Anyone have any experience with Beta motorcycles? I have heard good things but have never ridden one or know anyone with one. I am looking at the 2017 Beta 390 RR-S. Thanks.

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    I have a couple buddies that have them...they like them...on par with KTM for fit and finish. Nice compact chassis. Had a couple few KTM's in the past... Beta or another Gas Gas will be my next bike.

    One of the guys in the AZ club son races for Beta, came in 2nd at the King of the Motos.

    See that IMS is now making a 4 gallon tank for them now...great for dual sporting.

    http://shop.americanbeta.com/p/4-gallon-rally-tank-efi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch View Post
    I have a couple buddies that have them...they like them...on par with KTM for fit and finish. Nice compact chassis. Had a couple few KTM's in the past... Beta or another Gas Gas will be my next bike.

    One of the guys in the AZ club son races for Beta, came in 2nd at the King of the Motos.

    See that IMS is now making a 4 gallon tank for them now...great for dual sporting.

    http://shop.americanbeta.com/p/4-gallon-rally-tank-efi

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    Thanks for the info, it's right on par with what I am hearing about them. The closest Beta dealer to me over an hour away but I hear that Beta has a great parts mail-order program. I also like that you can build your bike on line with many great upgrades. The KTM's are big money. I built a Beta on line on their site that included new suspension and many other parts and it came out the same price as a KTM exc 500 stock! In my area I need a plated bike and so far the Beta is looking very nice.

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    You're welcome...yeah they are good bikes, don't think you can go wrong. Very similar to a KTM, they just do it a little different. They used to have KTM RFS engines in them when they first making the enduro line, 2004-09 IIRC. They now have their own.


    Don't quote me on this, but someone told me they use to manufacture engine cases for KTM. Maybe for the RFS engine? Why they got to use it their chassis? I'll see if I can confirm that.

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    Awesome! Thanks for the reviews. Yeah it looks like the Beta's are the real deal, possibly even better than KTM for woods riding. Also Beta is on a mission to be the best out there. Even limiting sales to maintain high quality builds. I'm saving up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallygator View Post
    Awesome! Thanks for the reviews. Yeah it looks like the Beta's are the real deal, possibly even better than KTM for woods riding. Also Beta is on a mission to be the best out there. Even limiting sales to maintain high quality builds. I'm saving up.
    You're welcome. Looks like I am getting one sooner than later, decided to part out my Gas Gas and get a 300RR Race. They come with some nice parts hung off them, similar to a KTM Six Days, but at a lower cost point.

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    Congrats on the new bike Clutch! Please post up pics, details, and your thoughts when you get to rip on that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallygator View Post
    Congrats on the new bike Clutch! Please post up pics, details, and your thoughts when you get to rip on that thing.
    Thanks man!

    Picked it up yesterday. Ended up with the 300RR over the Race, want to try out the oil injection...the Race didn't come with it, but could be added. Didn't feel like fussing with it...that and after some thought, the upcharge of the Race is basically a bunch of red anodized bling, which will just fade to pink over time.


    Did some heat cycles yesterday, won't get a chance to do a break in ride until Monday. Have the IMS 4 gallon tank and TM skidplate on order. Doesn't come with a spark arrestor...either going to pull the one out of the Gas Gas FMF Q I have...or get a Pro Circuit 296...always liked the sound of the PC's silencers over the FMF's.

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    Have been super busy at work, finally had a chance to toss some parts on it.

    "Exxon Valdez" tank, TM Designs skidplate, and street legal plate installed. Waiting on the Scotts frame mount to show up, so I can install my stabilizer and Fastway F.I.T. handguard system....oh and have fairly new Lith-Ion battery I pulled from my last bike to toss in.

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