2021 Beta 300 RR Review

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By Ryan Adams

Editor Score: 93.0%

Engine 18.0/20
Suspension/Handling 14.5/15
Transmission/Clutch 9.5/10
Brakes 9.0/10
Instruments/Controls 4.5/5
Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10
Appearance/Quality 9.5/10
Desirability 9.5/10
Value 8.5/10
Overall Score 92/100

I must preface this review with the disclaimer that this is the first Beta I’ve ever ridden. I’ve had the opportunity to spend time on various other two strokes in this genre, but the 2021 Beta 300 RR is the first from the Italian brand that I’ve had a chance to get out and ride. So don’t expect a thorough year-to-year comparison. I just can’t do it, captain!

What I can do though was drive 12 hours northeast from our base here in southern California to pop two cherries with one, uh, stone? My first ride on a Beta would also be my first four-day trail ride in Colorado. New bike, new terrain, 12-inch wide trails on the side of 13,000 ft mountains. Why not?

Even though I didn’t get the chance to ride it, the 2020 Beta 300 RR brought with it a host of upgrades that included an all-new chassis including the frame, swingarm, fuel tank, seat, and bodywork. The engine was also equipped with a counterbalance shaft to reduce vibrations. If we consider 2020 a revolutionary model year for the Beta 300, 2021 is more evolutionary with subtle suspension tweaks, sleeker bodywork, higher-quality electronics, and a beefier subframe.

With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at the 2021 Beta 300 RR.

Two Smokin’

While the Beta-built 293.1cc liquid-cooled two-stroke engine is carbureted, it benefits from oil injection meaning no pre-mixing of gas and oil is necessary. This is achieved by a separate oil tank under the seat that uses engine rpm and a throttle position sensor to vary the metering of oil into the engine. This led to pretty good mileage at …read more

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