Beautiful to look at and fun to ride, even without “stopwatch stress”.
Year after year Beta continues to invest in its enduro range, tangibly improving the quality of its bikes. Just looking at them, you notice the technical and stylistic improvements, for example by touching the switches on the handlebar and the other fairings, solid, strong and red like the frame in plain view. The black swingarm and the saddle covered with two-tone, rough and non-slip lining, equipped with a pocket for documents, are fantastic.
The new screen-printed graphics, the white protector and the red ergal sprocket give it a decidedly Racing look, perfectly in line with the exuberant character of this 2-stroke racing bike, which differs from the "basic" version also for the 48 mm Kayaba fork, adjustable compression and rebound.
It is a very performing fork, specific for racing, which works well in the first phase of the excursion, even at low speeds but guarantees an excellent response when the pace increases, or when landing after a jump.
Based on my riding style, I would have liked to close the original compression setting a bit to gain stability on fast sections; it’s a pity there are no gauges on the screws which forces me to use the screwdriver to make the adjustments, the notorious "clicks".
The horsepower of the 250 cc engine guarantees a good downward push, at mid-throttle it feels like it wants to catch some breath on middle revs and then it strongly pushes upwards, up to over rev, with the front wheel that feels like it wants to take off.