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2015 Beta 300 CrossTrainer First Look

2015 Beta 300 CrossTrainer First Preview

It’s just a mock-up and not a final rideable bike, but here are some pictures of the all-new 2015 Beta CrossTrainer 300. It puts the Beta 300cc two-stroke motor into a purpose-built chassis as a bridge bike between trail bikes and race bikes.

The seat height is under 36 inches, which is about three inches shorter than a typical full-on enduro race bike, and an optional lower seat will be available. The two-stroke motor features such conveniences as electric starting (no kick) and oil injection (with an underseat two-stroke oil tank).

The bike is lightweight, based on taking it on and off a bike stand a few times, and most enticingly has a suggested retail price of under $7000. Seen as a stopping point between such bikes as a Honda CRF230F or Yamaha TT-R230, and a full-size off-road race bike, the 2015 Beta CrossTrainer should appeal to a wide range of riders.

The suspension is high grade and fully adjustable, and it is not a go-slow trail bike with 10.6 inches of travel at each end. Features such as a fan-assisted radiator makes the bike usable in hot weather in highly technical terrain. The twin spar frame is impressive, as is nicely finished swingarm, meaty footpegs, Nissin brakes, and hydraulic clutch.

The 300 motor has a powervalve and small-volume expansion chamber, so expect it to be torquey and friendly. Rubber is from GoldenTyre, which is a less-familiar name in America, but is used in MXGP and Hard Enduro competition.

Watch for an Ultimate MotorCycling test of the 2015 Beta 300 CrossTrainer as soon as it becomes available.

Exclusive photography by Don Williams

Specifications: 2015 Beta 300 CrossTrainer

ENGINE

Type: Beta-Built single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid cooled, with BPV power valve system and

electric start.

Bore: 72mm

Stroke: 72mm

Displacement: 293.1cc

Compression Ratio: 11.3:1

Exhaust Valve Beta Progressive Valve (BPV)

Ignition: AC-CDI Kokusan

Spark Plug: NGK GR7CI8

Lubrication: Electronic Oil Injection

Carburetor: Keihin PWK 36mm

Clutch: Wet multi-disc

Transmission: 6-speed

Final Drive: O-ring chain

CHASSIS

Frame: Molybdenum steel/Parameter-Style w/quick air filter access.

Wheelbase: 57.8 inches

Seat Height: 35.8 inches

Ground Clearance: 12.6 inches

Footrest Height: 15.4

Dry Weight: 218 pounds

Fuel Tank Capacity: 2.25 gallons

Front Suspension: 43mm Inverted with rebound, & spring preload adjustment

Rear Suspension: Steel body shock with adjustable rebound and compression

Front Wheel Travel: 10.6 inches

Rear Wheel Travel: 10.6 inches

Front Brake: 260mm floating rotor

Rear Brake: 240mm rotor

Front/Rear Rim: 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)

Front/Rear Tire: GoldenTyre Soft Enduro Competition

Warranty: 6-month Limited Warranty

2015 Beta 300 CrossTrainer MSRP: $6999

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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