I posted a while back about main bearing failures on late model Beta two strokes. Unfortunately since then I've had dozens of cases reported directly to me, most at low hours and one happened before even the first hour was clocked up, the rider barely got into the trail. Apparently the factory is staying tight lipped about the problem so distributors and dealers are trying to work out the issue themselves. Initially some were saying it was probably a dodgy batch of bearings but now they are leaning toward incorrect installation in the factory. Also at first it appeared to be mainly 2018 models affected and I was hoping it had been fixed for 2019 models, but there are 2019 main bearing failures as well now. I'm compiling all these cases and hoping to eventually get some solid answers about all of this. I really really hope they get it sorted before the 2020 models come out. And also fix bikes where it happens not far out of warranty. It appears that Beta USA have been really good in this respect, but in other countries riders just outside of warranty are being left stranded despite having very low hours on the bike. Remember most Beta owners are having no issues. The four Betas in our group are running perfectly, with one 2018 RR300 over 200 hours now. A guy in the USA just said his Xtrainer is almost at 500 hours now without a main bearing issue.