I got a chance to spend about 15 minutes on a 13 250RR 2 stroke this past weekend at our Cancer Charity ride and thought I would share my comments that I sent to one of my friends. I was impressed. This year I've had a chance to ride the GG 300 and it wasn't bad and also rode the 13 Sherco 300i which was also impressive So the Beta demo ride was fun and someone had already looped it out and cracked the rear fender so all I did was get it a little dirty in the one little 20 ft muddy stream which the guy didn’t care because it was demo rides. So the ergonomics weren’t bad but the bars felt super wide but mine are enduro bend/31” so I’m sure that’s why. After getting on it in the field I know why the guy looped it out and cracked the rear fender that thing has some serious power for a 250CC. And it’s not because I have been riding the 125 that thing has crazy power and actually a hit maybe to much of a hit for a long race I could see it wearing the rider out. And in Mud I’m thinking finding traction might be tough. I mean it had power that made my 300 feel slow, I can’t imagine what the 300 feels like. I was able to ride it in a higher gear and take advantage of the excellent power and also noticed that you could lug it down to almost idle and just roll on the throttle and it would accelerate and not even think about stalling. The suspension was a bit harsh but I can’t really judge that not sure how many miles were on it and what it was set for. It’s sach’s front and back but I’m sure it can be dialed in to work nicely. The seat is grade A+ concrete if you can believe it harder than KTM seats of the past. The starter worked great and the bike felt very nimble and light weight to flick around. Also the handling was very good and stable as well. One thing I’m noticing about the trails bike companies that are getting into to the endure/off-road bike market now like Beta, GG and Sherco they have some nice handling bikes. So I have to say I was impressed with the bike and now I’m curious what a Beta 4 stroke might be like, yeah it doesn’t have EFI but in someways that isn’t really a bad thing because the 2 stroke jetting was spot on. And I’ve been told the thumpers are the same way. This year I've had the chance to ride the GG 300 and it wasn't bad but I think the Beta might be a better package. Also rode the 13 Sherco 300i and that thing was very impressive and now I finally got to ride the Beta and it was impressive as well.