My Beta experience after only six (6) weeks of ownership. I really like the Beta brand of motorcycles and have been following it for a while. Beta owners are very enthusiastic about the brand and I haven't run across anyone who was unhappy with their bike. On the contrary, people seem to be very satisfied with the bikes' performance, reliability and support. I purchased a new 2016 Beta 300RR Race Edition on March 10th from a dealer, not BYOB. I had been thinking about this purchase for a while (over a year) and wanted to be sure of my choice before dropping 10k on a new bike. On my first ride on March 12th, the bike started three times and wouldn't crank again. I checked the simple things on the trail like the fuse and battery connections. It was my first ride and I just wanted to the ride it so I kick started it the rest of the day. This was a real bummer since one of the main reasons I got a new bike was to have an electric start. After chasing this down at home, it was due to a connector that was zip-tied too tight to the frame forcing the connector to loose contact. Problem solved. See here: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1143108-brand-new-15-300rr-first-ride-problems/?p=12991049 After my second ride on March 26th, with only 4hrs on the bike, I got home to discover a leaking left fork seal. I tried the 35mm film trick before the next ride to see if I could clean any debris stuck in the seal. Also after the second ride, while washing the bike I noticed the headlight looked a bit cloudy. I got close and realized the bulb had shattered into a thousand pieces and all the glass pieces had been rocking around the headlight assembly. Both the lens and the reflective material inside the headlight got pitted/scratched with the sharp glass. On my third ride on April 3rd I realized I could not turn the High speed compression adjuster on the rear shock. It was fully stuck and would only turn a few degrees each direction, but not enough for a "click". I had set it to standard setting when I got the bike. During all these things I had been in touch with the dealer, but I considered things before the shock to be minor and I would deal with them myself. A bad shock would need to be covered under warranty though. I emailed Tim at Beta USA and he suggested I take the bike to the dealer (over 2hrs round trip) to have them look at it. I dropped the bike off at the dealer on Thursday April 7th and they confirmed shock adjuster was stuck. Beta USA approved the headlight under warranty as well as the shock. They also approved the dealer to change the seal on the leaking fork leg. I didn't want the dealer tearing into the fork leg and even less so after their mechanic came out and asked if the bike had a KTM motor. I'm confident he hasn’t torn into the Closed Cartridge Sachs fork and I didn’t want to be their guinea pig. I decided to repair this myself. Dealer agreed to replace headlight and shock and I would deal with the fork leak. On Monday April 11th they said shock replacement was approved and they would remove the shock the following day to send to Beta. By now I missed a weekend of riding so I asked the dealer if the bike would be ready by the following Thursday April 14th. They say it depended on whether they get the shock on time. I called the dealer and asked them to not remove the shock until they receive the replacement so that if it didn't arrive on time I could pick the bike up and go to a ride I had that coming weekend. They said they would save time if they could remove the shock beforehand. I insisted I wanted them to wait until the replacement arrived because I didn't want to miss another weekend of riding. Bike could still be ridden with stuck adjuster. I don't know how much time they would save. I can replace a shock in about 45 minutes and I'm not a pro mechanic (I did not say this to them). We got into a bit of an argument over the phone. Dealer was "losing his patience" with me because I was demanding things be done differently so I don’t keep losing riding time and I was losing my patience because my brand new bike had all these issues. By the way, I don't think any of the issues I've had are the dealer's fault. I do think though, that customer service is measured and tested when things go wrong, not when they go smoothly. In this respect, I did not have a satisfactory experience. Today I decided to check wiring again because the kill button works intermittently. It turns out that where the horn/kill switch/light switch connect behind the headlight, the male end (side that's fixed to the bracket), doesn't have the little tabs that are supposed to click with the female connector. So what happens is that with vibration the connector moves and I lose the ability to kill the engine. I can unplug and plug the connector freely without pressing any tabs, it just comes out. To get this fixed they'll have to replace the complete harness(?) and I don’t want to take my bike to the dealer again. I know this is not the norm, but I'm putting this here so that Beta hopefully takes notice and improves their quality control. They're not to blame with the suspension components, but they need to get improve their wiring, specifically the connectors. I wasn't expecting perfection when I purchased the bike since I did a lot research and knew I had to adjust bowl height, zip tie exhaust coupling, reroute breather hoses, loctite side stand bolt, etc - The basic stuff. I'm not even including that sort of thing in this list. So to sum this up, I think I've had extreme bad luck with the bike given the things that have happened. Whenever I get on the bike I'm paranoid that something will fail or not work properly. I really looked forward to owning one of these awesome machines, but it leaves me with mixed feelings and doubting my purchase. I still like the bike and I'm trying to not think about what's happened, but if issues continue to creep up, I'm not sure what to do. It rides great, but when I add all these things up, it takes away from even that.