Wednesday, September 22, 2010



The 2011 BETA RR enduro bikes have had their first taste of Australian bush over the past weekend.

The bikes, a RR 450 and a RR520, were imported for promotional use ahead of the first shipment of bikes, which are due to arrive Down Under in mid-November.

Although still being ridden in, test rider Tom Scott stated: “The motors on both bikes lug incredibly well and yet there is awesome power with a quick twist of the throttle. They also feel amazingly light and well balanced for big bikes – I think it is the trials heritage seeping through.

“I think they are going to be single track weapons,” Scott added.

Limited numbers of the 400, 450 and 520 will be available from dealers with unchanged RRPs of $12,495, $12,695 and $12,995 (inc GST).

The all new RR350 will be available in January of next year and, like the other models, will be road registerable.

The 2011 bikes have some significant upgrades from the 2010 model – which was a completely new model with the BETA-built motor replacing the KTM sourced engine. The bikes have proved so reliable that service intervals have been doubled to 30 hours or 200 litres of fuel and the Australian importer is offering a six-months parts and labour warranty for non-competition machines.

Full details of the “Thinking Riders Dirtbike” and a downloadable 2011 catalogue can be found in the Enduro section of the BETA Australia web site

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