Supermoto & Dual-Sport
Beta is continuing to invest in the dual-sport and Supermoto markets by offering a duo of 450 and 525cc RS models that are street-legal in all 50 states. For 2010, the Beta RS and RS-Supermoto motorcycles feature proven powerplants, lower seat heights, plusher suspension and the availability of more than 60 accessories for hard-core, long-distance dual-sporters and Supermoto riders.
Just as the two Gallery bikes in this issue revolutionized the street motorcycle world over 30 years ago, so too did the 1968 Yamaha DT-1 250 Enduro. The famous white-tanked bike was the first street-legal motorcycle that was also a capable, lightweight, reliable and powerful off-road machine. Yamaha’s newly dubbed “dual purpose” motorcycle introduced untold hundreds of thousands to the sport of motorcycle riding, and spawned an entirely new market segment.