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Old 14-01-2016
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The Beta is a physically smaller bike ergo-wise than the KTM, maybe it's a ergo issue Mescy, dunno. The Beta's I've ridden all feel very compact compared to a KTM. You're welcome to ride my well-sorted 16 KTM for a comparison.

Maybe Blulu can post some measurement comparisons, he has both chassis on hand.
Compact bike should fit my compact frame
Thanks for the ride offer, will have to travel up for one of your rides some day
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Old 09-07-2016
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..now 12 months of ownership.

Far & away my favourite bike so far. Reliable, easy to ride, cheap(ish) to fix, tough & still looks good* after 75hrs of Spot X, Ourimbah, Red Hill, Meryla & Belangerzz. Still puts a big smile on my face every time I ride it - I was out at Meryla a couple of times during the week in the s/t & the motor and chassis just suit me and my riding style/position so well.

No new negatives to add.

I think I've decided to stay 250 - I don't need any more power or torque & it's such a fun motor.

Here's to the next year

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..now 12 months of ownership.

Far & away my favourite bike so far. Reliable, easy to ride, cheap(ish) to fix, tough & still looks good* after 75hrs of Spot X, Ourimbah, Red Hill, Meryla & Belangerzz. Still puts a big smile on my face every time I ride it - I was out at Meryla a couple of times during the week in the s/t & the motor and chassis just suit me and my riding style/position so well.

No new negatives to add.

I think I've decided to stay 250 - I don't need any more power or torque & it's such a fun motor.

Here's to the next year

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Congrats mate! Have to be a Gibbo record wouldn't it?? Missed out on a good one today.. very fun ride.. but we missed a lot of your good tracks too,
Ride my brothers 300 before you decide! Awesome motor in that thing!
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Congrats mate! Have to be a Gibbo recordwouldn't it?? Missed out on a good one today.. very fun ride.. but we missed a lot of your good tracks too,
Ride my brothers 300 before you decide! Awesome motor in that thing!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha aha ha...ha.

You are absolutely correct, of course.

Big Marn said you guys had a good 'un today - top work, Nate!
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Old 22-12-2016
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I think I've decided to stay 250 - I don't need any more power or torque & it's such a fun motor.

Here's to the next year
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Well, 18 months have ticked by - sheesh! 90hrs & 2200km, 10hrs on the Race 300 top end (see above rubbish I wrote).

I walk past it in the shed & still think "Wow! So lucky to be able to ride this thing..". Although, the last 2 months have seen scarce riding...move house, Chrissy, etc.

Got 50kms super-super-early this am (7am rtr-yikes) with Woogy (he's lurking, I can feel it..) & had a proper test of the pv/motor feel at 2.5 turns in from all out, 38/165, NECJ #2, Motul 700 @ 50/1. Plenty s/t, hills & some wfo fire trail silliness. It is butter, I swear. Smooth, almost mellow off idle & will get up anything in 2nd - sometimes not with me on it, granted, but the lug-age is filth.

No issues except a weird false 5th twice today - changed the gear oil & will see what happens.

Best. Bike. Evah..
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Woogy (he's lurking, I can feel it..)
WOOOOGGYYYY!! What a guy!! Damned elusive, though..
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2 years now - where did that go?! 110hrs, rode Monday, riding tomorrow. Still grinning & not remotely bored with it - the signs of a good rider/bike fit.

The P-Tech onesie & KYB's were great recent additions. Fork bedded in & just brilliant. About 8mm showing above the triple - turning well. No issues at all - starter still perfect, clutch good, jetted the same for 7 months, even still on original Galfer rotors.

There's plenty of great 300's out there, but come new bike time (I'm 50 next year) it's going to be hard to not get another Beta.

So happy I gave this brand a go after 4 x Mattighofen bikes. Stoked
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