THE WEEKLY FEED: RACERS- WERE THEY TOUGHER BACK IN THE DAY? BOTTOM LINE I personally own a Xtrainer and I really like it. TM EN300i: Apparently, TM had access to Transfer Port Injection technology prior to KTM’s involvement. EASTERN COMPETITION What really stands out about this 300 is a freakish lack of vibration. The Six Days Edition gets a preload adjuster for the fork and machined orange-anodized triple clamps. Carb was dialed in at the factory for a 300. I talked to my wife last week about wanting a new bike and she didn't seem annoyed by the topic... ;). Beta fully wired with everything for easy plating. There are more. The suspension is excellent at lower speeds but too soft for faster riding. The bike has an electronic power valve, a handlebar-mounted map switch, electric start, a hydraulic clutch, Brembo brakes and a Neken handlebar. Stock 300RR offset is 20mm at the triples and 35mm at the forks, for 55mm total offset. That’s not the case any more as far as the motor goes, but the chassis still has a very motocross-oriented feel. EXTREME RIDING This model has a WP fork instead of the KYB unit. This is a very light bike at 219 pounds without fuel. by Boom Boom » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:54 am, Post MSRP: $8,599.00. WESTERN COMPETITION The mild map is legit; it really does take away some hit and make the bike more manageable. This is the only 300 that uses an aluminum frame, and it feels very rigid. The TPI bike is heavier than a conventional two-stroke, although the TE still feels comparatively light. EXTREME RIDING It has no headlight, odometer, radiator fan or skid plate. WESTERN COMPETITION Dirt Bike Magazine pointed out clear … The cockpit is well laid out, and it actually feels lighter than its 234 pounds. The fork dives easily, making the ride a seesaw affair in faster terrain. It’s more of a general purpose off-road bike, while the Race Edition is more competition oriented and the Xtrainer is a pure trail bike. The brakes are strong. ... '15 Beta 300RR '15 KTM 250 … THE ENDURO BIKE READY FOR ANYTHING. For racing, we still prefer its carbureted siblings, the TX300 and 300XC, mostly because of their firmer suspension. There are lots of cosmetic additions that are highlighted by the orange frame. OWNABILITY TRAIL The brakes and the clutch hydraulics are made by Magura rather than Brembo. Dirt Bike Magazine's new review of the 2015 Beta 300 RR. Here are some of the bikes that we have yet to test in 2019. It might seem like no big deal, but we still love a bike with a headlight and odometer. The TPI fuel-delivery results in excellent performance at altitude and increased fuel range. We are very passionate about the Beta brand. We were hoping to have the result in time for this story, but these things take time, especially for a company this small. SHERCO SE300 RACING: We rode this bike in France earlier in the year and found it was very similar to the upgraded SE300 Factory mentioned previously. For a full test of the 2018 Sherco 300, click here. The KTM 300XC-W Six Days Edition is really a spiced-up 300XC-The KTM 300XC-W Six Days Edition is really a spiced-up 300XC-W. by Laoch » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:14 pm, Post Beta 300 RR Race Edition $8899 vs KTM 300 XC-W $9099. Time has caught up with the Beta somewhat. Over the years the Beta has become more refined with features like oil injection. It doesn’t have oil injection and weighs a few pounds less. Beta took the 300RR and shrunk it by about 15 percent. The X-Trainer 300 is Beta’s second biggest … You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. GAS GAS XC300: Gas Gas offers this model to appeal to western riders and those who simply don’t want to pay for a headlight or odometer. BOTTOM LINE The Sachs ZF fork can be harsh on sharp impacts but still feels somewhat soft overall. This machine will make you a better and more efficient off-road rider. I've got the clearance from the wife and am now thinking of getting an xtrainer this week... Man, all of DAMN is going to be riding Beta before long, ↳   Creek Crossings, Dirt Roads & GPS Tracks. WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL: 226 lb. OWNABILITY 2019 KTM 300XC-W, standard edition, click here. It still should arrive as a 2019 model. It’s not quite as fast on top, and the Xplor 48 fork doesn’t like being worked very hard. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Dirt Bike Test: 2015 Beta 350 RR EFI. It was Beta, and this bike that really woke KTM up and made KTM put more emphasis on its own 300. by Rut Row » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:22 am, Post Now that small European makers have become the norm in the 300 class, all of them are expensive, exotic and rare. This bike is a rolling mass of strong points. It starts easily and doesn’t overheat at low speed, thanks to a radiator fan. The price is $600 less. EASTERN COMPETITION Compared to the latest KTM and Husky, which have counterbalancers, it vibrates noticeably. It craves technical trails where you keep the revs down and make the rear wheel hook up. It also has a kickstarter back-up for the button. Add to Cart. by Marylander » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:56 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests. EXTREME RIDING MSRP: $8,399.00. WEAKNESSES The Sherco might well be the most powerful of the 300 two-strokes. The engine is counterbalanced to eliminate vibration and is a six- speeder with a Brembo hydraulic clutch. It’s all that, but one word defines it even better: bargain. As we reported, we didn’t ride all these 300s in the same place or at the same time. Enfrentamos la nueva Beta Xtrainer 300 a la KTM Freeride 350. The Xtrainer is priced lower than any high-level European off-road bike. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. WESTERN COMPETITION 2018 Beta Xtrainer 300, THE ULTIMATE BETA XTRAINER! Bike starts and idles very well. Beta Motorcycles 2-stroke (250/300 cc): Now with a counter-balancer to reduce vibration by increasing inertia and improving the power delivery curve. Both come with open titles and equipped/pre-wired for street. Below is the information on the 2020 BETA Xtrainer 300. Both models provide a large amount of single-track torque yet the 250 has a bit more over-rev. The mileage is only about 10 percent better at sea level but progressively better at higher altitudes. The airbox and subframe are integrated on the Husky, and that results in different intake flow and a slightly different power delivery. Like all these 300 two-strokes, it’s excellent in tight, tough conditions. PRICE: $9495 Scanning over the Beta Xtrainer 300 as it was rolled out of the van, the first thing I noticed was the bright blue and red colour scheme that is vastly different to the RR models. PRICE: $9900 Six Days logos appear on the graphics, the handlebar, the silencer and the rims. Will add the KTM has a fixed tank size....Beta you can get larger tank. WESTERN COMPETITION 2021 Beta 200RR The Beta 250 and 300 RR share the same platform with two very different power deliveries. For more aggressive or bigger pilots, the suspension is way too soft. TRAIL The engine, on the other hand, is exactly the same as that in the KTM 300XC-W TPI, counterbalancer shaft and all. EASTERN COMPETITION WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL: Not available. Considering the price, the size and the fact that it has oil -injection, we can see how it would appeal to an entry-level buyer, but the Xtrainer also attracts experienced off-road riders. MSRP: TBA. This particular bike has a Keihin carb. It’s powerful, reasonably light and very stable. WESTERN COMPETITION Both of these bikes are known for being perfect, lightweight enduro bikes with streamlined styling and stellar handling. TRAIL The brakes, bars, hydraulic clutch and most components are of very high quality. The rear suspension, on the other hand, is a bit more aggressive than the PDS no-linkage rear end on the XC-W, meaning that bike is more balanced at higher speeds. WESTERN COMPETITION Handling and suspension are strong points in the Gas Gas arsenal. They have a X Trainer on the floor....thought you would have taken home with you. I love gnarly single track. Interestingly enough, the bike was designed around Transfer Port Injection, similar to the system on the KTM 300XC-W TPI. The TX300 is clearly a race bike at heart, but it’s one of the only race machines that makes a truly great trail bike as well. TRAIL WESTERN COMPETITION Dual-Sporters/Adventurers of Maryland and Nearby, Post KTM does offer a competition map for those who want to richen up the powerband. In order to give the Husky brand its own identity, the TE has a number of different features, including linkage rear suspension, different bodywork and a different look. Extreme riding is where virtually all 300 two-strokes excel, dealing with obstacles that push the limits of a rider’s skill and comfort, whatever level that is. The muffler is a longish FMF piece, the clutch hydraulic, and the starting is button or kick. It keeps the electric starter. Owners need to be aware that this is new technology and be willing to update firmware as it becomes available. These cookies do not store any personal information. Beta Motorcycles updated EFI mapping. 2015 BETA X-TRAINER 300. The 2020 Beta 300 RR falls very nicely in the middle of a wide range of bikes offered by the Italian manufacturer.For MY20, Beta focused on some major updates that … Im not a super fast harescramble racer guy. The jetting is nearly flawless, whereas most of the others have lean surges down low. Husqvarna is in the fuel-injected two-stroke business alongside KTM, but the TE300i is a very different bike. KICK START KIT 2T RR250/300 MY20-21. $399.00 OUT OF STOCK QTY. For 2020, however, it will be available only with TPI. rr 2t 250/300 my 2021 After two months without off-road riding, the Red World Champions of Enduro are back with a new Model Year. Dirt Bike Magazine - Best selling off road motorcycle magazine. For 2009 and later the YZ125/250… The counter-balancer improves the power delivery throughout the rpm range. 2021 NGPC ROUND 2: THE DEFENDING CHAMPS GET IT DONE, BLAKE “BILKO” WILLIAMS 2001 PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI KX125 REPLICA BUILD: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY, 1990 HONDA CR250R SWEDISH RESTORATION: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY, CHAD REED’S 2004 FACTORY YZ250: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY, IWC MOTORSPORTS KX109 SUPERMINI PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY, 2021 FMF VISION PRODUCT LAUNCH: POWERBOMB & POWERCORE ARE HERE, WISECO KAWASAKI KX327 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY, SLAVENS RACING KTM 300 TPI PROJECT: TWO STROKE TUESDAY. The Italian bike designed and assembled entirely at … The 2019 Gas Gas EC300 is fit with a new chromoly backbone frame, allowing for a better ergonomic fit at the tank and good feel with proper flex points. THERMO FAN KIT 2T RR MY20-21. The six-speed gearbox is well-spaced for the most part. At faster paces, it’s very divey and somewhat harsh. BOTTOM LINE STRENGTHS by gots_a_sol » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:55 pm, Post ... there were legitimate reasons to go Beta over the 300 mainstays. It can perform at low rpm just above idle, and it has instant snap when it’s time to go. It has a chassis that’s very similar to the 250SX motocross bike’s, but with a 300cc six-speed for a motor. Now, all the other 300s have closed in, mostly because Beta raised the bar for the entire class. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. To help with its racer creds, the TX has a completely different frame and suspension, very similar to that of a current Husky motocross bike. EXTREME RIDING Some even fanatical. Vibration is noticeable. WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL: 234 lb. The 300SE also feels heavy. The biggest difference of all is that the 2019 TX still has a Mikuni carburetor rather than TPI electronic fuel delivery. The 300 is fit with PDS rear suspension without linkage, and a coil-spring WP Xplor fork handles the suspension. Dealers are scarce, but the importer has a good reputation for follow-up. The TM 300i fuel-injected two-stroke has been years in the making. If you are mistrustful of technology, the carb is a good thing. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Join the 20 Beta Xtrainer 250 discussion group or the general Beta discussion group. WEAKNESSES It pulls from incredibly low rpm and is very difficult to stall. Finally, ownability is a catch-all that rates a bike for reliability, access and availability. BOTTOM LINE OWNABILITY TM MX 300 ES: TM is the only company to offer a 300cc two-stroke motocross bike in America. The Beta 250 and 300 come with FMF exhaust systems and we were a little heart broken when we fell over once in a rocky canyon and substantially smashed the FMF pipe on the 300… In KTM language, it would be an XC. The Beta has a light clutch pull and excellent gear spacings for general riding. The engine is a case reed design, electric start (along with a kickstarter) and carbureted by a Keihin PWK-38, which flows into a V-Force reed assembly. Yamaha built a killer trail bike with an electric … If you would like to get a quote on a new 2020 BETA Xtrainer 300 … Show all Off Road Off Road Race Street Legal Offroad Motocross Trials. Both good fun. PRICE: $9599 It’s 1 1/4-inch lower than the RR model and is a few pounds lighter. 100% UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION ARMEGA GOGGLE LINE. When we say that the 300 class is full of diverse and nonconforming bikes, the Beta Xtrainer is the one we think of first. ORLANDO 2 SUPERCROSS RESULTS: WEBB YET AGAIN! TRAIL XTrainer vs Freeride. For extreme riders used to PDS suspension, the linkage hangs down and can catch on logs. Western competition deals with higher speeds, bigger bumps and has an element of motocross. WEAKNESSES With such smooth, rich low-end power and a slow-revving delivery, it’s almost impossible to stall without deliberately standing on the rear brake. On the trail, it’s about how easy a bike is to ride, and fun is the ultimate priority. WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL: 225 lb. OWNABILITY STRENGTHS TRAIL The injected 300 TPI machine is mapped quite lean, and you feel it when you push the engine hard on long climbs. On top of that, the powerband is virtual magic. The new XTrainer is the … WEAKNESSES The new motor is incredibly smooth and torquey. The brakes are excellent. The bike is plenty powerful and torqy downlow but lacks the high end power of a 300 … TRAIL It’s unique. Allow me to answer....KTM is more trials whereas Beta is more dirt bike. by Bucho » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:04 pm, Post That will change for 2020. My bike has a 250 … EXTREME RIDING Along with the smaller size, Beta have taken away substantial of weight so that the XTrainer comes in at 98.8 kg dry, compared to the stock 300s 104kg. SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: THE YAMAHA YZ250 2-STROKE STORY, HONDA’S GREATEST BIKE: THE CR250R TWO-STROKE. Stock Xtrainer offset is 21mm at the triple clamps and 35mm at the fork lugs, for 55mm total offset. STRENGTHS Electric start, a vibration-free feel to power and incredibly smooth bottom-to-mid juice allow the off-roader to get traction and let the engine pull him over obstacles. OWNABILITY and of course get a test ride if you can. by Laoch » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:09 am, Post The Beta is NOT a direct competitor for the KTM Freeride 250, IMO. The performance of the TPI machine is smooth, powerful and seamless where the off-roader needs tractable power. For a full test of the Gas Gas EC300, click here. © 2021 - Dirt Bike Magazine. SHERCO SC300 CROSS-COUNTRY: To appeal to cross-country racers and motocrossers, Sherco offers a stripped version of the SE300 Factory. STRENGTHS The counterbalancer is the biggest reason, and we’ve warmed up to Transfer Port Injection. It has all the upgrades of the Factory model but with stiffer suspension settings. by Marylander » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:19 pm, Post MSRP: $9700. I see a new xtrainer for $6650. When you add good fuel economy and oil injection to the engine’s superb hitless power, you have a true enduro weapon. BOTTOM LINE 2017 Beta 300 RR. The trick seat cover is hard and slick, and the lack of a spark arrestor is irritating, as it is with all these bikes. The price is great, but nothing about the Xtrainer is budget. I am a true trials rider in addition to enduro style singletrack, and I make use of the trials nature the Freeride has to … We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. What sets Beta aside from the rest of these manufacturers is the fact they also offer a down-specced 300cc two-stroke – the X-Trainer 300. It has a nice easy clutch pull, and the Nissin brakes are strong and progressive. And in the off-road segment and the increasing … The Husky TX300 mentioned earlier has the same frame, engine and suspension, but with some differing components and Husky bodywork. PRICE: $9299 EASTERN COMPETITION STRENGTHS 2021 XTRAINER RANGE. TM recommends that race fuel is to be used in the E300ES. The fork and shock are built by the Spanish company Olle, presumably to achieve the lower retail price. The clutch pull is light and easy to feather. In the case of Genuine Beta … TM Motorcycles used to have a reputation for being expensive, exotic and rare. It’s one of the few 300s that has a radiator fan. Some people think it’s an entry-level bike. KTM 300XC: This is KTM’s racier 300. The motor has excellent power down low, on top and everywhere between. 2020 BETA Xtrainer 300 pictures, prices, information, and specifications. The KYB suspension is very good and well worth the extra price for the Factory version. MSRP: $8999. WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL: 237 lb. The virtual lack of vibration is a huge benefit! Installed 36mm billet SmartCarb on my 2009 KTM 300 XCW. If more riders understood the Xtrainer, it would probably be the best-selling bike in the class. MSRP: $9499. Button start, perfect enduro power and oil injection add up to a big win. This is a summary of the 300s we’ve tested so far, followed by comments on their strengths and weaknesses. We have been riding and racing Beta's since 2013 and have spent more time than most tuners working out the Sachs Suspension for BOTH Trail … Yamaha introduced the KYB SSS fork in 2006 for YZ125/250/250F/450F. That can get a little tiresome. OWNABILITY PRICE: $7499 A wide range of riders will love the suspension and give a thumbs up to the handling. Dirt Bike Test's first look at the 2015 Beta… Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Peak power was sacrificed in order to gain all that torque. Beta has built an identity as a legitimate alternative to KTM and Husky with no significant drawbacks. The standard footpegs are swapped out for machined aluminum versions. EVO Factory 300 … EASTERN COMPETITION EXTREME RIDING PRICE: $10,899 PRICE: $8899 Im an inch or so smaller than you and I love the smaller seat height of the beta. Since the Xtrainer is not all about big power and is based on the 300 RR engine, this would be a great starting point for Beta to offer a fuel-injected two-stroke engine. Here are some other reviews about the Xtrainer that we felt were quite accurate from our impressions of the bike. Discussions for every bike Bikez has discussion forums for every bike. The fork is upgraded to a Sachs closed-cartridge system with more aggressive settings. It’s still very soft, overall, however. It’s no racer, but most riders aren’t either. Construction appears to be high quality. Find the Beta that is right for you! The power is concentrated in the middle, and there’s a lot of it. The electric-start 293cc two-stroke motor is a sweetheart. TRAIL BTW you are welcome to ride mine anytime. 2015 Beta 480 RR vs. The Husqvarna was improved with race gas and tuning of the powervalve, but the slightly more race-oriented suspension settings on the Beta still had most of our test riders choosing the Beta… EXTREME RIDING The TE300i mentioned earlier, on the other hand, is more trail oriented. The WP suspension is super plush, and PDS fans love the fact that it has no linkage to hang up. Did not need a new throttle cable. BETA XTRAINER. PRICE: $9899 But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. Again it doesn’t seem … If you’re really picky, you will notice that the bike feels very lean at small throttle openings, with some surging and slight detonation. The more technical trail, the more you’ll like the 2018 Beta Xtrainer 300. Trail riding is all about how well a bike works when racing isn’t the priority. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. It doesn’t get the FMF exhaust system or a skid plate. BOTTOM LINE WESTERN COMPETITION For a full test of the 2019 KTM 300XC-W, standard edition, click here. The hydraulic clutch has a medium pull, and the Nissin brakes are as good as anything in the class. The power is sweet and the jetting is clean. We blew a fork seal early on, and while the exhaust is soft via the FMF muffler, we’d like to be able to retrofit it with a spark arrestor. View comments, questions and answers at the 2020 Beta Xtrainer 250 … xtrainer 300 my 2021 After months away from the off-road, what better occasion to celebrate the progressive return to the enduro of the new XTRAINER MY 2021 . Beta 430 RR Race Edition. Install was snug but no modifications were required to the airbox. The Beta 300RR is one of three 300cc two-strokes offered by Beta. MSRP: $9299. For 2019 TM gave its 300 a new motor, complete with electric start. Related bikes: List related bikes for comparison of specs. OWNABILITY STRENGTHS It gets hand guards, and the price is still less than most other 300s. STRENGTHS We were surprised and pleased to see that TM has tamed the beast. ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled, two-stroke Displacement 293cc Transmission six-speed Starter system Electric and kick SUSPENSION Front 43mm hydraulic … View more. Re: KTM Freeride 250 vs Beta 300 X ride Post by Marylander » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:27 pm I've got the clearance from the wife and am now thinking of getting an xtrainer this … 026.15.000.82.00. Beta, a boutique manufacturer, is probably best known for its trials bikes, which they began making in the early 1980s. Xtrainer . It shares most of the same weaknesses and strengths. This is a strong performer on the handling side and middle of the road in the power department. In Sherco-speak, the Factory is a premium model that gets a number of upgrades over the Racing version. The Beta Xtrainer is a detuned MELLOW 300 2 stroke which is easy to ride. So if you deciding between an Xtrainer or a full blown two stroke enduro 300 we hope this review helps. The engine has some vibration, and there’s no kickstarter as a backup. Cylinder head redesigned (250 … At one time, there were legitimate reasons to go Beta over the 300 mainstays. BOTTOM LINE When the 300RR arrived about four years ago, it blew us away because it was so much more refined than we thought possible from such a small company. On tight, rocky trails … The MX300ES is similar to the EN300 tested in this issue but with more aggressive motor and suspension settings. This is one of the lighter bikes in the class, at 225 pounds without fuel, and it still has a kickstarter. Here’s how we see the current crop of 300 two-strokes. The clutch pull is light. BETA 300RR RACE EDITION: This is a competition-oriented version of the 300RR. The 300 is the staple of the Beta … Power is soft down low; the middle has decent meat to it, and it pulls fairly hard on top. 2021 SUPERCROSS ROUND 8: EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS. Unlike the 300XC-W TPI, the 2019 300XC has a Mikuni carburetor. The Xtrainer … It doesn’t like to be over revved; short shifting is the key to success with this powerband. Beta had oil injection and runs nice and clean. The Sherco 300SE Factory is a high-end race bike for the young and the strong. For pilots used to the old two-strokes, this machine has a heavy crank feel and likes to tractor in the woods but does vibrate. The dual map switch has a “rain mode” that further softens the hit, but it works nicely in slick terrain. The Xtrainer is a top-seller in the off-road enduro category, according to Beta, and there are a few good reasons for that. A bike like the Xtrainer … The KTM of the time was showing its age. It also has a map switch (the handlebar-mounted map switch changes the ignition timing curve from the standard mode to a mellower dumbed-down mode for slick conditions), a Supersprox two-piece rear sprocket, a floating front brake disc, a solid rear brake disc, a Selle Dalla Valle Wave Factory Racing seat, a skid plate, a carbon -fiber pipe guard and a front axle puller. WEAKNESSES EVO Factory 300 2-Stroke. The suspension is clearly oriented toward faster riding, but the beauty of an air fork is that you can lower the pressure when tight trails and slow speeds are on the menu. At 229 pounds, it’s lighter than either of the fuel-injected 300s. WEAKNESSES It starts easily. MSRP: $7,799.00 ... EVO Factory 250 2-Stroke. It has a nearly hitless power delivery. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. The price is $300 less. EASTERN COMPETITION Xtrainer (aka, Cross Trainer) is the only true “All-Around, Entry Level” enduro bike … Max Gerston Talks Endurocross. In 2018 we had one in our shop, and it tipped the Dirt Bike scale at 244 pounds without fuel. The 300 class is large and healthy in America. The cylinder is new. It already had an electric power valve, an aluminum frame, a KYB fork and a shock made in-house at TM. STRENGTHS Everyone likes it, regardless of skill level. The cases are new, and the five-speed transmission is new. It has oil injection and is tuned for low-end torque through porting, exhaust and a spacer in the intake. In most objective measures of performance, the Beta is as good as anything on the market. The most important of those is the KYB fork. The TE has the WP Xplor 48 coil-spring fork, which is seen as the most trail-oriented unit in WP’s arsenal. The 300 was a brute in the old days, feeling more like a motocross bike than an off-roader. The brakes are excellent, and so is the hydraulic clutch. The power is smoother than the carbureted Husky TX300’s and even slightly smoother than the KTM 300XC-W’s. The 2019 model didn’t feel much lighter. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. It has the same fuel-delivery concept, where it injects fuel directly into the transfer ports and a light mist of oil into the intake manifold, eliminating the need for premixed fuel. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Traditionalists love the carb and the fact that they won’t be anyone’s guinea pig. TMs in the past were hard-hitting, pro-level bikes, but this one has a gentler side. It also has a smaller frame so it’s less intimidating. All Rights Reserved. by Marylander » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:43 pm, Post The mild map doesn’t actually increase torque down low; it just takes away the hit. EASTERN COMPETITION MSRP: $9300. We also have rated them according to various applications. The big news is that it received TPI fuel injection. It injects fuel directly into the transfer ports and a light mist of oil into the intake manifold, eliminating the need for premixed fuel. WEAKNESSES Several months ago we went to Nimes, France, to ride all the 2019 Shercos, including the 300SE Factory edition. There are a lot of riders very fond of two-strokes. The KYB fork is good. MSRP: $9295. Handling-wise, it’s very balanced, corners nicely and the ergos are spaced out and comfortable. The KYB suspension is both firm and plush enough, giving it great versatility for the off-roader. This is the only bike in the Husqvarna TX line, which is the designation used to signify a two-stroke off-road racer. Also like the motocross bikes, the TX’s fork is the WP AER 48 air suspender, as opposed to the Xplor 48 on the TE. You don’t realize how much two-strokes without counterbalancers buzz until you ride one back to back with the TE. We love that radiator fan and wish the others would follow suit. WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL: 229 lb. BOTTOM LINE OWNABILITY The hydraulic clutch has a light pull, and the counterbalanced motor has very little vibration. ALREADY BUILT FOR YOU AND AT A SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS WITH VERY LOW HOURS. This is one of our all-time favorite trail bikes. Some think it’s some sort of a trials halfbreed, and others say it’s an extreme trail bike. This year we’ve experienced none of the glitches that plagued the early TPI bikes, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone for good. BETA XTRAINER 300 vs. 200RR . EXTREME RIDING For a buyer’s guide of all 2019 two-strokes, click here. The XC is stripped of those items, but is otherwise the same bike as the EC300. The rear suspension, in particular, can feel harsh. Stock cable is fine. This bike is less race-oriented than Husqvarna’s own carbureted TX300 for a number of reasons. Photo by Lemmy. I shouldn't have been looking. WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL: 233 lb. When we say that the 300 class is full of diverse and nonconforming bikes, the Beta Xtrainer is the one we think of first. It has impressive midrange, and if it’s too much for the conditions, the handlebar-mounted map switch is there to calm things down. It sells for $7499. 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