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    2017 Beta dual sports are out! YEEEES!!! 350/390 are back (with EFI!), and the 125 :)

    The 125 is carbureted, which means I probably wouldn't buy one But the 350 dual sport is back (and is EFI now!). That bike is so awesome - I want one so bad lol.


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    And here's a shot of the 125:

    https://2yrh403fk8vd1hz9ro2n46dd-wpe...eview-Look.jpg

    As sick of carburetors as I am, that 125 is a serious little machine (it's not just a cheap pit bike with a Beta badge)!

    13 inches of ground clearance, over 10 inches of suspension travel, 220 pound dry weight...this thing could really eat up some serious trails (obviously it won't do hill climbs)!
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    I traded up from my TW for a Xtrainer, it's by far the best trail bike I've ever owned. Enough power and speed to be fun on the street, good adjustable suspension, easily plate-able, ultra light, unreal low end torque.

    The 4T models are great bikes also, but when the 2T is such a sweetheart it's really hard to pass up. A quick needle swap in the carb makes it even sweeter and smoother, giving it "EFI like" smoothness on the street that it lacks with the stock one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaZed1 View Post
    I traded up from my TW for a Xtrainer, it's by far the best trail bike I've ever owned. Enough power and speed to be fun on the street, good adjustable suspension, easily plate-able, ultra light, unreal low end torque.

    The 4T models are great bikes also, but when the 2T is such a sweetheart it's really hard to pass up. A quick needle swap in the carb makes it even sweeter and smoother, giving it "EFI like" smoothness on the street that it lacks with the stock one.
    So jealous of you guys that live in plate-friendly states lol. That's awesome man! Which state are you in?
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    I'm in NY, which historically is not one of the easiest states to deal with on this sort of thing. I bought the bike is Mass just because that's where I found one in stock, and the MSO the bike comes with does not say "OFF HIGHWAY ONLY" or "RACING ONLY" as the MSO's do for everything else. I took the MSO to the local d.m.v office and registered/titled it just as easily as you would a typical street bike. Technically to pass inspection I had to add blinkers, which the bike is pre-wired for, and a mirror that tucks into the bark busters. It even rolls on DOT knobby tires, which I think someone in Italy wrote "DOT" on the side with a sharpie.

    Both the RR (enduro) and RS(dual sport) models come with "clean" MSO's, where the RS also comes with blinkers, a gigantic ugly rear fender, mirrors, and EPA friendly mapping.
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    You can plate the Beta's, KTM's and Husqvarna's in ALL states. It's how their titles are written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Werloc View Post
    You can plate the Beta's, KTM's and Husqvarna's in ALL states. It's how their titles are written.
    I was pretty sure that that is incorrect. But I'm not going to argue, since I'm not totally sure. Maybe you're right. Basically, I'm saying..."are you sure you can plate those off-road only models, even a 2017 model in CA?" That of course would beg the question: is it possible to get a CA plate on a NEW Beta 300RR...? I'd think if that were possible, there would be billions by now...? But maybe just the four strokes...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Werloc View Post
    You can plate the Beta's, KTM's and Husqvarna's in ALL states. It's how their titles are written.
    Please share Bob! I'm curious as well... Last I heard/read, the DMV was looking very closely at make and model, is it possible in NJ? Will/could they "catch up" in the future?
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    I personally know 17 guys with Beta's, XTrainers, 300RR's, and the 4 stroke models. All of them are plated in, NJ. I know 6 that aren't in that 17 NJ group, that are plated in NY. What Beta, KTM, GasGas, and Husqvarna are doing, is giving the dealer's Open Titles. What that means is, where it normally says, Street Use, or Off Road Use Only, there is Nothing. So the Dealership has to fill that part out. "Most" dealers are writting in Street Use, but Only if the bike has head light and tail light. ALL of the models (Beta) already have the wiring for the lights including turn signals. So each Beta model can be bought with or without lights. This is done at the dealership if not already lighted from factory. Since this area has such a huge legal riding area for Plated bikes, they all sell with Street Use Titles. All you need to do is ask. If they don't or won't, then find a dealer that will. 99% of them will in most all states. Never ever heard of anyone that couldn't get a plated Beta, Husky, GasGas or KTM if it had head light and tail lights. I'm on a LOT of enduro and dual sport FaceBook groups. This is where I spend all my time the passed year and a half. NJ, PA and NY are loaded with the euro bikes. Jap bikes are becoming VERY Rare. Everyone had KTM, Husqvarna, Beta. And in that order, with Beta being very close for second popular with Husqvarna. I'm still not sure which brand I'm getting yet. But 100%, it's going to be a 300cc 2-stroke, Plated.....
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    California wants an emission certificate from manufacturer that the model meets standards. I see outta State units with Dual Sport kits n plates for sale reasonable pretty often. I seem to recall there was a digit designation on the VIN as well but it's late. The digital age means all the loopholes in these things are disappearing. Oh well at least in Ca we can ride pretty much year round.
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    I cant see the difference between the 390 RR=S and the 350 RR-S Stat sheets are the same. Any idea?
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