Well, over here Beta's are pretty much known as a mix between trial and enduro bikes which can also be ridden on the road, if needed.
To me, they sound like a good alternative to the KTM freeride, although being a bit more Enduro-oriented.
I sure would like to try one of those
....so many bikes I'd like to have one day
In case that you can't get the needed parts from a US based dealer and you need help getting the parts from a european seller, let me know.