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Old 11-04-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Beta 300cc Cross Trainer

Available in March!


http://origin.library.constantcontac...iner+specs.pdf

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Press Release;
For Immediate Release
Paso Robles, CA

Beta has revolutionized the enduro market with a bike that is compact, light, and easy to ride.

Meet the Xtrainer.

Xtrainer (aka, Cross Trainer) is the only true "All-Around, Entry Level" enduro bike in the market. It is the perfect bike for riders who wish to play ride without the intimidation of a full size enduro machine or for the expert rider looking to enhance their technical skills.

Our engineers saw the need to build a bike that defines fun, a motorcycle that is perfect for newcomers becoming involved with the wonderful world of enduro riding. The Xtrainer offers excellent performance while at the same time is easy to ride.

Features include a smaller deltabox frame which provides a lower seat height and a low center of gravity. Add to this a 43mm front fork along with a dedicated rear shock and you have a bike that is agile and easy to control which builds rider's confidence.

"We have been working on the Xtrainer for a few years, the idea was not to copy the competition but rather develop a bike for a market that we felt was being missed, the entry-level enduro or off road bike. After riding the Xtrainer I realized how cool it is to ride a motorcycle off road that has such usable and easy to manage power can be. The bike is just plain fun!" Tim Pilg, Beta USA Marketing Manager.

The chassis is mated to an engine that is from the popular 300 RR only designed to offer a power that is more linear and progressive making the bike more docile. Our engineers then added electronically controlled oil injection to provide the perfect oil/gas mixture thus eliminating the need to premix.

So if you want to learn enduro, or if you want to improve your enduro technical skills, the Xtrainer is what you need. The first true enduro bike for everyone.

Xtrainer; the true definition of Fun!


Key Features:
-All-New Deltabox frame designed to be more compact
-Super Smooth, 300 cc 2 stroke engine with adjustable powervalve
-Special "torque" exhaust system
-Electric start
-Cooling fan
-Electronic oil injection (no need to pre-mix)
-35.8" seat height
-10% smaller frame and overall size (compared to a standard Enduro model)
-Light, 218 lb. dry weight




Cross Trainer is in a class of its own

Low Seat Height & Light Weight Highlight the Cross Trainer

Entry Level, Extreme Bike for Fun? You Choose.

Oil Injection Means No More Mixing Oil & Gas

Smaller Than a 125cc Motocross Bike But With 300cc Power


2015 Beta Xtrainer will arrive at dealerships in March. Contact your Beta dealer for more information or a test ride HERE
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:31 PM   #2
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300 cc. Oil injection. Oooh!
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:55 AM   #3
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Too heavy.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:32 AM   #4
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The modern KDX! I think I know what my next bike will be.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:51 AM   #5
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Gordy is excited because it's a Beta!

Cross trainer? Pendulum on these bikes tends to go one way or the other, being enduro or a trials design base. The Beta is swung way over the KTM Freeride side.

So far the Sherco X-Ride is the most 'cross trainer' I've seen - pendulum more toward the middle - because it is a true mix of trials and enduro components, the trial part accounting for some of the 20 pounds lighter than the Beta.

http://www.sherco.com/xride-en.html
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:08 AM   #6
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Cool idea, buy I'm not sure why it's in the Trials forum.
It claims to be 10% smaller but wheelbase is listed at 57.8", hmmm.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:13 AM   #7
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$7000 and doesn't look street legal. Gonna hang onto my '02 XR250R (which is).
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:13 AM   #8
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I'd be happy with a bike not sky tall in the seat and not having a brick for a seat!
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #9
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I'd be happy with a bike not sky tall in the seat and not having a brick for a seat!
AJP is now importing 250F enduro bikes that are 34" stand over, and 2" shorter wheel base. Oh, and the entrance prices is sub $5K.......I'll be looking at one of those....for the wife of course.......

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Old 11-05-2014, 02:43 PM   #10
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AJP is now importing 250F enduro bikes that are 34" stand over, and 2" shorter wheel base. Oh, and the entrance prices is sub $5K.......I'll be looking at one of those....for the wife of course.......

That's pretty nice, but a 2t would be more better and lighter too.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:20 PM   #11
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Beta looks to be much closer to an standard enduro bike than the KTM Freestyle. Freestyle is lighter, softer power without the power valve, lighter suspension, etc...
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:21 PM   #12
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That's pretty nice, but a 2t would be more better and lighter too.
Agree for sure, but it is nice to see other bikes now adding to this type of platform

And the price point is unreal....
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:58 AM   #13
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Too heavy.
Compared to what? Manfacturers are redefining this market and there is not much around like this one.
We hear this all the time when discussing the ultimate trail bike. If you want lighter weight, something has to give, like a cheesier frame, smaller suspension components, or the willingness to pay for magnesium, etc. it looks like a nice compromise bike.

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Cool idea, buy I'm not sure why it's in the Trials forum.
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probably the same reson the Long Ride, Freeride and other trail bikes are discussed in here.


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$7000 and doesn't look street legal. Gonna hang onto my '02 XR250R (which is).
Now there's a good comparison.

I shoulda kept my 690. It was fast and had an electric start!!
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Now there's a good comparison.

I shoulda kept my 690. It was fast and had an electric start!!
Well, for the type of riding I like (aside from trials) which is dirt/gravel roads and 2 track, the XR2 is pretty much perfect. It's also pretty light which means I can easily pick it up, even loaded, after a dirt nap. Now, I got lucky with this particular bike because it was converted to street-legal in CA and then brought to IL. IL is phasing out their acceptance of dual sport conversions. However, previously titled bikes are grandfathered in. If I were looking for something to replace the XR, I'm not quite sure what I would shop for.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:00 AM   #15
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. If I were looking for something to replace the XR, I'm not quite sure what I would shop for.
See first post. I keed..

I hear ya, a small plated dirt bike is hard to find. It is such a niche market that guys like you will probably have to run the old bikes into the ground before we see a viable mdern one.

Did I mention that my KTM 300 and 350 are both plated?
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