Originally Posted by lineaway
This is a load of crap. The 315 had it`s own issues. There is nothing wrong with the 315 ( besides crazy parts prices), but I always preferred the Beta rev3. (Just a personable choice)
Most parts besides the engine are shared with the European bikes. It really just depends on condition. Buy the least used bike you can find. Keep hunting until you are satisfied.
Beta has suffered from ignition problems for many years, while other than general wear and tear issues, the 315R has no major problem areas.
However as with any older bike parts can be a problem, and plastics are pretty much unavailable for the 315R.