Beta Demo Tour Updates

NEW DEMO TOUR EVENTS!

Hello Beta Enthusiast,

All NEW 2020 Beta motorcycles are starting to arrive here in the US, and now it's time to take them on tour! Now's your chance to ride the new models in a safe environment with skilled Beta technicians standing by to help answer any questions, while also making sure that your riding experience will be one to remember.

Read below for new model features, and find the Beta that is right for you!

Dates & Locations

10-5-19 ____ MATTHEWS, IN ____ (MUDDOBBERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB)

*SAME WEEKEND AND LOCATION AS ROUND 8 OF THE NATIONAL ENDURO SERIES

10-12-19 ____ OTTAWA, IL _____ (FOX VALLEY OFF ROAD PARK)

10-26-19 ____ SALUDA, VA _____ (ROBERTS TRACK AND TRAIL)

11-2-19 ____ PORT ELIZABETH, NJ _____ (HAMMER RUN EVENT)

11-23-19 ____ CEDARTOWN, GA _____ (HIGHLAND PARK RESORT)

Click HERE for more information and to register for an event.

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125CC RR 2-STROKE

 

Features:

  • All New Frame, Sub-Frame, and bodywork with built in grab handles. Lighter yet stronger design with easy to change air filter and push button quick release seat.

  • ZF Forks with compression, rebound, and spring preload adjusters located on top of the fork for quick tool-less adjustments.

  • Sachs ZF Rear shock is 300g lighter and has been designed to increase sensitivity while enhancing comfort and traction.

  • Stiffer clutch cover that improves operation and produces a more precise bite-release action.

  • A new cylinder head design that is straight from the race edition model adding 1.5 more horsepower as well as 10% more torque. A new exhaust flap also enhances the power delivery.

  • Wider foot pegs that offer more stability, control, and comfort while riding.

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200CC RR 2-STROKE

 

Features:

  • All New Frame, Sub-Frame, and bodywork with built in grab handles. Lighter yet stronger design with easy to change air filter and push button quick release seat.

  • ZF Forks with compression, rebound, and spring preload adjusters located on top of the fork for quick tool-less adjustments.

  • Sachs ZF Rear shock is 300g lighter and has been designed to increase sensitivity while enhancing comfort and traction.

  • Oil Injection that eliminates the messy hassle of premix.

  • Wider foot pegs that offer more stability, control, and comfort while riding.

  • Electric start(with optional backup kickstarter sold as an accessory).

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250CC / 300CC RR 2-STROKE

 

Features:

  • All New Frame, Sub-Frame, and bodywork with built in grab handles. Lighter yet stronger design with easy to change air filter and push button quick release seat.

  • A new counter balancer reduces vibrations and produces a smoother power delivery.

  • ZF Forks with compression, rebound, and spring preload adjusters located on top of the fork for quick tool-less adjustments.

  • Sachs ZF Rear shock is 300g lighter and has been designed to increase sensitivity while enhancing comfort and traction.

  • Oil Injection that eliminates the messy hassle of premix.

  • Wider foot pegs that offer more stability, control, and comfort while riding.

  • Electric start(with optional backup kickstarter sold as an accessory).

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RR-S 4-STROKE MODELS

350CC / 390CC / 430CC / 500CC

 

Features:

  • All New Frame, Sub-Frame, and bodywork with built in grab handles. Lighter yet stronger design with easy to change air filter and push button quick release seat.

  • An all new engine design for 2020 that is 2.2 lbs lighter, clutch and crank shaft moved closer to swingarm pivot for better balance, improved cooling system, all new clutch and ignition covers, new head and cylinder design and a larger tank with increased fuel capacity for longer range.

  • ZF Forks with compression, rebound, and spring preload adjusters located on top of the fork for quick tool-less adjustments.

  • Sachs ZF Rear shock is 300g lighter and has been designed to increase sensitivity while enhancing comfort and traction.

  • ·         Wider foot pegs that offer more stability, control, and comfort while riding.

  • Electric start(with optional backup kickstarter sold as an accessory).

KTM Race Report From the Lead Belt National Enduro

STEWARD BAYLOR RETURNS TO THE CENTER OF THE PODIUM AT NATIONAL ENDURO ROUND 7

Round 7 - AMA National Enduro Series - September 8, 2019

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PARK HILLS, Mo. – Tely Energy Racing/KTM’s Steward Baylor Jr. extended his points lead on Sunday with his third victory of the season at Round 7 of the 2019 AMA National Enduro Series in Park Hills, Missouri. His teammate and biggest competitor, Grant Baylor, finished in the runner-up position after the duo flip-flopped test wins throughout the day.

It was Grant who came out swinging in the first two tests, barely edging out Steward in the opening section. In the third test, Steward bounced back and claimed the win by four seconds, while Grant was able to make up time with a win in the fourth test. It all came down to the final two tests, where the Baylor brothers went head-to-head for the Round 7 win. Steward was able to put all the pieces together to bring home the final two test-wins, along with the overall victory, where he now sits 36 points ahead in the championship standings.

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Steward Baylor:“It was a lot of fun battling with Grant today. I had a little bit of a slower start to the day but I was able to get into my groove and finish strong to take the overall win and extend my points lead, so it was a good day.”

Grant finished only 15 seconds behind for second-overall, where he continues to hold second-place in the overall championship standings.

Grant Baylor:“Gnarly conditions in Missouri today with a bunch of rain in the beginning of the race, which made it very slick and sketchy on the rocky trails. I’m happy to come away with a second place after a tight battle all day with Steward!”

Next Event: Round 8 – October 6 – Matthews, Indiana

NE Pro1 Results

1. Steward Baylor Jr., KTM
2. Grant Baylor, KTM
3. Evan Smith, Husqvarna

NE1 Pro Championship Standings

1. Steward Baylor Jr., 190 points
2. Grant Baylor, 154
3. Evan Smith, 134

Steward Baylor Edges Brother Grant at Lead Belt National Enduro

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Park Hills, MO (September 8, 2019) Tely Energy Racing KTM’s Steward Baylor came from behind to beat his teammate and brother Grant Baylor at this weekend’s Lead Belt National Enduro, round seven of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Park Hills, Missouri.

 

After battling back and forth with his brother during off and on rain showers, Grant entered the rocky sixth and final test with a 23-second lead over Steward. However, just 200 feet into the test Grant made a mistake that cost him considerable time. When the final scores were tallied Steward jumped ahead of Grant in the overall results to steal the win by 15.517-seconds.

 

Steward’s win put a stop to the momentum Grant had been building since winning the previous two rounds. It also squashed any hopes Grant had of catching his brother in the championship chase.

 

 “I knew the last section always favored me here; it always has,” said Steward. “I don't think I’ve ever led going into that last section, but I’ve won this race four times now, all in the last test. So, I knew if I could get close we could do it, but I knew it was going to be tough. Obviously, Grant had some difficulties in that last test, but everything came together and I was able to get the win.”

 

A fourth championship title is a safe bet now for Steward, who extended his lead in the series standings to 36 points ahead of his brother with just three rounds remaining.

 

Grant came into the Missouri round having won the previous 14 tests in a row, dating back to the final two tests of the Cherokee Enduro. After winning the first two tests of the Lead Belt Enduro, Grant looked poised to continue his domination.

 

“The racing was tight all day; we went back and forth a couple times throughout the day,” said Grant. “Then in the last test it got really rocky and gnarly. Right off the start we went down the river, through the waterfall section. As soon as I hit the biggest drop, my bike decided to just flame out and die right there on the face of it. So I dropped off about six foot straight down into the water. That was how I started my last test, and that’s about how it went for the rest of the last test there. I ended up throwing away my… I had about a 23-second lead going into test, and ended up throwing that away and losing the position to Steward. He rode really well in that last test and rode really well all day. He was just right there on my heels all day.” 

 

Evan Smith finished almost two minutes behind Grant for third, however, the Husqvarna/Max Motorsports/FXR rider has consistently been the “next best” performer after the Baylor brothers all year. Smith rounded out the podium despite starting off the event with a big crash.

 

“I had a pretty good crash maybe half a mile in off the start. Kind of scraped me up,” said Smith. “That kind of reminded me how cautious I need to be at this place; it kind of set the tone for the rest of the day. The first four tests suited me pretty well. Every one of them I came in within ten seconds or so of the win. So, I was able to keep it tight. Then the last two tests were pretty rocky and gnarly. The Baylor boys always ride that stuff really well. Going into the last one, I knew there wasn’t a chance that I was going to catch Stew so I just played it safe and made sure I rode to the end and finished it out.”

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Thorn Devlin matched his best performance of the season with a fourth overall finish. The GasGas North America rider got off to a fast start, finishing third in test one, just seven seconds off the winning time.

 

“I was just consistent all day,” said Devlin. “I felt good and didn’t make any mistakes until just the end there. It gets real rocky at the end and it’s kind of hard to stay on two wheels. We’ll just build on another fourth and just keep working. Hopefully we’ll get a podium soon.”

 

Beta USA’s Mike Witkowski rounded out the top five with a consistent performance that saw him finish no lower than fifth in any of the six tests.

 

Finishing sixth overall and first in the NE Pro2 class was Tely Energy Racing’s Liam Draper, who won the first test (in his class) in spite of breaking his rear brake line.

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“I just put my head down all day,” said Draper. “I enjoy this place. It was fun. It was kind of sketchy in some places where you couldn’t see those little rocks, but other than that I had fun.”

 

Former Pro Trials rider Ronnie Commo was seventh overall and second in the NE Pro2 division. The KTM rider from Florida had just returned to action after taking two weeks off due to a back injury.

 

“I spent a lot of time on the ground until the final two tests and then in the last two tests I managed to get some good results in,” said Commo.

 

Nate Ferderer made his first appearance in the series since February and came away with eighth overall and third in the NE Pro2 class in his first race on a Suzuki. Nate welcomed the rain.

 

“I’m really happy it rained,” said Ferderer. “It was a nice, diverse conditions between slick and good traction. So, all in all, it was a good day. I’m happy to be on the podium with third and I plan to do the remaining national enduros. More fun to come.”

 

Yamaha riders Dylan Yearbury and Brandon Forrester rounded out the top 10. Yearbury was also fourth in the NE Pro2 class, while Forrester won the AA division.

 

Mepmx/Fly/Grizzly Peak/Traveler’s Rest Speedway/KTM’s Mackenzie Tricker won three of five tests en route to the win in the Women’s Elite class, finishing the event 14.423-seconds ahead of Am Pro Yamaha’s Rachel Archer, who won the fifth test. Beta USA’s Rachel Gutish won test three on her way to third overall.

 

The Kenda AMA National Enduro Series returns to action on October 6 at round 8 of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Matthews, Indiana. For more information on the series go to www.nationalenduro.com.

 

OVERALL RESULTS

1. Steward Baylor (KTM)

2. Grant Baylor (KTM)

3. Evan Smith (Hsq)

4. Thorn Devlin (GG)

5. Mike Witkowski (Bet)

6. Liam Draper (KTM)

7. Ron Commo III (KTM)

8. Nate Federer (Suz)

9. Dylan Yearbury (Yam)

10. Brandon Forrester (Yam)

 

Media Contact:

Shan Moore

shan@tandenews.com

918-625-2899

Recommended Kenda Tire for the Lead Belt National Enduro

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With a forecast for dry conditions, the recommended tire for the Missouri Mudders Kenda AMA National Enduro in Park Hills, Missouri is the Washougal II.   This tire with its aggressive knobs and awesome handling works great in the hard clay, rocks and root conditions you will see at this event.  An alternate rear tire would be the Triple, with its sticky compound.  For less aggressive riders the Ibex rear tire, really works well here.  The Kenda rider support boxes will be at this round, they will be at the Kenda tent since we return to the pits for gas. The boxes contain a supply of Kenda Tuff-Tubes, bike stand, tools, tire spoons. The tubes are on the honor system, just stop by after the race and pay for what you use. The support boxes are for all riders regardless of the brand tires you run. Trackside Support LLC the trackside vendor for Kenda tires will have the full line of Kenda tires, along with Super Tuff and Tuff Tubes.  Super Tuff tubes with an extra thick 4mm rubber seamless construction, are nearly 3 times as thick as a stock tube.  Offering outstanding flat protection, from an inner tube. You can reserve your tires at reservetires@msn.com or call Tim at (248) 431-7506 before 10 PM EST. Mounting is available for tubes and most inserts on Saturday.  A selection of Kenda youth tires and Tuff-Tubes will also be available.  We also carry a full line of bib mousses for riders looking to eliminate flat tires.  Look for us near the giant inflatable Kenda tire arch.

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The September issue of On The Pegs is Live

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Hey All, The September issue of On The Pegs is Live and ready to view. This month’s issue features reports from the opening round of the AMA EnduroCross season in Phoenix, the Little Racoon National Enduro, where Mike Lafferty rode a KTM 670 Adventure R, Romaniacs, the Full Gas Sprint Enduro in North Carolina, a look back at the US National MotoTrials series and a whole lot more!

Beta Race Report from the Little Raccoon

MIKE WITKOWSKI   Bike: 300 RR

MIKE WITKOWSKI

Bike: 300 RR

"The National Enduro this weekend was held in Wellston,OH. I currently live only an hour from this track so I was excited for it. The terrain was very similar to what I normally ride. I had a complete blast at this track and was all smiles all day long. I ended up sticking around the 5th overall position all day with only one major mishap where I got off track and lost a lot of time. Other then that I had a fast last test time with 3rd overall. It was satisfying to know at the end I had the speed for the podium spot. Its just tough putting six test times together like that. All in All, it was a great time and an even better track. Big thanks to the NEPG group for laying out a fun course. So far this was my favorite all year. Also thanks to all the team partners and sponsors that make this all happen. The Beta 300-RR was epic all day!"