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Beta 300 RR Race Edition 2015 Reviews

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Sierra_moto

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It has a very neutral chassis, turns very well but doesn't give much up in stability. The power is very linear and easy to use. If you wan't a hard-hitting 2 stroke, this isn't your bike. Even with the aggressive map switch and the powervalve adjuster turned in, it much more mellow than my Yz. Although the power may not be exciting, it's perfect for gnarly technical terrain. Stock forks were harsh on square-edge obstacles. The Pressure springs(small spring in the top of the fork) are known to be to stiff for most offroad riding. I had them changed out when the forks were revalved. E-start works flawlessly and starts the bike within a couple seconds when cold. Ergo's feel good to me...at 6'1", I was worried that it would feel to small to me, but that's not the case. The rear brake lever is a little low for most people, but I actually prefer it that way and it's adjustable anyway. Brakes themselves feel good, the front in particular is very strong. I don't feel they give up much to the Brembo's on the Ktm's.

40 hour update: replaced the stock rear tire within 20 hours and did the front at about the 35 hour point. I now have a tubliss front and rear, with a new rim in the front because of bad crash I had. In that crash, I also smashed the pipe, split a radiator hose, twisted both radiators, and popped the preload adjusters out of both forks. Beta fixed the forks free of charge, so no complaints there. Separate from that crash, the stock map switch is busted and I blew the fuse for the e-starter, although it blew in extremely wet conditions. The most likely culprit is the horn, it's a pretty common issue that's easy to fix. Also, the stock plastic is extremely brittle and easy to crack.

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Koko

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Picking it up in 2 weeks.

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gullywasher

  

This has been a great bike. I didn't really know what to expect from a somewhat obscure manufacturer like Beta, but the 300 has been absolutely solid and reliable with no issues. The fork and shock work well for me even though I'm a little on the heavy side for the stock springs. Engine is great, and I love the easy power valve adjustment. I also really like the way the bike handles. Fantastic in slow and technical terrain yet can still hold its own on the faster stuff.

I initially gave the Beta a shot because the seat height was noticeably lower than bikes from other OEMs. But that ended up just being a nice bonus to an overall excellent package. It seems trivial, but I love the push button seat removal.

Gripes are few... It vibrates pretty hard in the upper portion of the RPM band. I don't really notice while I'm riding unless I'm spending a lot of time at sustained high RPMs (rare for me), in which case I do notice in the form of fatigue towards the end of a long ride. The clutch is a little stiff despite being hydraulic. 

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Shawn McLean

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Beauty bike for single track and free ride. Running pro circuit and tubliss. 

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mrquick68

  

Fantastic bike! The only need is suspension tuning if you want to really dial it in. Fork is a bit too harsh, and the shock is too soft.

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