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CRFJeff113

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    Tennessee
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    Motocross, Supermoto, trail riding, sportbike riding, cruising, riding riding riding.
  1. As as far as "outdated" goes, KTM devotes 6.3% of their revenue(not profit) toward R&D. They have 260 employees in their R&D department and 280 employees in assembly. To be fair, Honda devotes 5.7% toward R&D, but even still, that is spread among cars, sport, cruiser, Goldwing, Motocross, Enduro, what they call a dual sport, the new 500's and 250's. (where is that going?!)
  2. On an unrelated note, KTM sold more bikes than Honda and Yamaha combined last year. Also, I don't think any non-european bike is worth buying right now if you're going off-road. the Jap bikes are just letting themselves be outdated. Yamaha is the only one who has updated anything for offroad in the last 5 years (give or take a few small improvements). You're looking at paying less, sure, but you're also looking at more weight and bulk with less or less usable power.
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    Show me your...BETA !

    This is mine, but it's for sale. http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/mcy/4067077826.html
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    Show me your...BETA !

    Garry just got his own BYOB here at the shop!
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    Beta

    I've got a race model in the showroom. Went to the US Trials GP and showed it off! I had like 20 people at a time crowded while I gave out brochures and cards! Great opportunity for American Beta.
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    Show me your...BETA !

    We have one of those in the showroom. One HECK of a bike!
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    Show me your...BETA !

    Check out that shadow!
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    Google Plus

    Hey guys, I don't know how many of you are on Google plus, but they have a feature called "communities". Well, I saw this and made a community called "The Motorcycle Enduro Community". Now we have 69 members and a very active group, so if you're just looking for some buddies to have casual conversation with, that's a good place! Thanks! Jeff Griffith
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    Beta

    Just to add... Buying a Japanese bike and upgrading it is like beating your head against the wall ... You'll never get it to handle like a Beta. trust me. I've tried.
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    Beta

    Hey guys. Been a while since I chimed in, but I still get the e-mails. How old is this thread now? I know it's over a year. That is enough to prove that Beta Motorcycles are here to stay . I am definitely pumped from my ride at California with the Beta crew. I got to ride each of them. I started with the 520 and worked my way down from there. The more bikes I rode and the smaller the cc, the more I enjoyed it. Tthe 450 got the Enduro bike of the year award. By what I understand, the 400 has the same bore but a shorter stroke. Riding it felt like it had a great grunt and enough RPM range for the tighter trails. The 350RR (keep in mind this is just what I heard from another Beta Dealer and I hope some of you can verify) has a longer stroke than the 400, but a smaller bore. It seemed to be able to handle higher RPM's giving you a broader range of power. Like I said, I enjoyed them more the smaller the cc, and I'm a 6'2" 205lb guy . I'm not a 2 stroke person, so I wouldn't be the best to ask about them, but by what other dealers had to say they have plenty of grunt. I have a hard time deciding whether I like the 350 better or the 400. If I had to buy one right now it would be the 350RR. I had the most fun on it . I caught plenty of air on it, so I don't know what this is about it not being a good jumper. It's not a motocross bike by any means, but when I had to catch some air it handled it well. I caught myself catching air on it more than any of the other bikes, a good indication that I was going faster on it than the others. I gotta tell you, I felt so at home on that bike . After riding these Betas, I would rather motocross them than my CRF450R, which I haven't ridden in a YEAR because I got spoiled on my Beta 520RS-supermoto. Not a great comparison, but it is enough to make me hate the Honda and the maintenance that comes with it. I've had my Beta for 16 months now and I haven't adjusted the valves. I even have a customer that went over 3000 miles before his first oil change (not recommended ), and the engine still runs great! The same goes for my Dad and his CRF450X that he has invested a lot of money into. He just bought him a 520RS so he can ride with me. We have a 300RR and a 450RR on their way as demo bikes, and I cannot wait to get them out.
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    Maintenance, adjustments, and modifications to our Betas

    It can handle 50 hours... I hate to say it, but I have a customer that just now came in after putting 3500 miles on his Beta 520 RS. That's break-in oil! These 498cc engines are tough!
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    Beta

    The guy in the blue, black, and white plaid shirt in the first left hand turn... Yeah that's me... See what I saw.
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    Beta

    Yeah, I agree with you. It's BS when a dealer charges "administrative fees" and doesn't let it be known until you're in the room writing up the paper work. I think it's a little underhanded myself, not to insult other dealers or anything. We've always been proud of our "Out the Door" pricing. Every price we advertise is an out the door price other than tax. There's not much set up for the Betas and I've said it before. I think a dealer should include that in the price too. It's part of what is required to be able to sell it. There is a cost associated with the product you're selling. Few people would prefer to have it in the box. I know some of you disagree.
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    Beta

    I wouldn't mind them getting pretty main stream really. They really have to do better than Aprilia or they are doomed to start dying as a company.
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    Beta

    Well, you have to realize as well, the softer the seat, the less you'll be able to move around on it... It's hard to explain why, but just think about it for a second.
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