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Old 12-25-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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Beta 250 / 300 RR Two Stroke Thread

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Old 12-29-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:18 PM   #3
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2013 or 2014? Either way, nice looking scoot. What's your avg fuel range?
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:57 AM   #4
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2013 or 2014? Either way, nice looking scoot. What's your avg fuel range?
2013 and fuel range is garbage, My ktm 300 got about 100 or so miles on the stock 3 gal tank this one probably goes 70 miles on 3.2 gal at race pace.
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I rode a KTM 300xc back to back to back with a 300RR and a GasGas ec250 when I was looking to go back to a 2 stroke. The KTM power seemed stronger across the board. The 300RR was very stable and it seemed a little softer off the bottom. Top ends were about the same. The GasGas didn't have the top end of the 300's and had low end power on par with the KTM.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:23 AM   #6
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I rode a KTM 300xc back to back to back with a 300RR and a GasGas ec250 when I was looking to go back to a 2 stroke. The KTM power seemed stronger across the board. The 300RR was very stable and it seemed a little softer off the bottom. Top ends were about the same. The GasGas didn't have the top end of the 300's and had low end power on par with the KTM.
KTM's motor is good but the beta feels better to me. much smoother has a great soft pull from bottom but it can be "dejusted" to have a very rowdy power delivery as with the ktms via power-valve springs. At 6'5 the lower seat height on the beta scared me but I find it more comfortable then my KTM's
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2013 and fuel range is garbage, My ktm 300 got about 100 or so miles on the stock 3 gal tank this one probably goes 70 miles on 3.2 gal at race pace.
Stock carb? What jetting are you running?
White 3.1 IMS tank?
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:46 PM   #8
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KTM's motor is good but the beta feels better to me. much smoother has a great soft pull from bottom but it can be "dejusted" to have a very rowdy power delivery as with the ktms via power-valve springs. At 6'5 the lower seat height on the beta scared me but I find it more comfortable then my KTM's
Turns out I rode the RR on the soft setting on the ignition. I'm sure that would make a big difference. I ended up buying the GasGas and the owner pointed out that the dual ignition switch is hidden under the gas tank on a radiator hose. He says he just left it in the power position and never changed it to soft...ever.

The RR was much smoother than the KTM. The KTM had a hit that was way fun to play on. As you stated, that can be adjusted out or adjusted in with the springs in the power valve.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:18 AM   #9
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I liked the gasgas and it was my second choice but the craftsmanship on the beta at first glance was far better. Was a hard choice but in the end it came down to the starter motors. The beta was redesigned and out of the box, the gasgas was a ugly poor attempt to copy the ktms, and that alone scared me away.
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Agreed on the build qualityof the Beta....top notch. My GasGas was a factory endurocross ride and thus had no e-start. It came with the latest generation of Rekluse and all kinds of go fast goodies and one off items hand made by the EC team. I also got a few sets of plastics and an extra set of wheels. Made up my mind really quick!
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