Ordered in May a 2012 RS520 through BYOB and Up-tite the new Dealer in Santa Ana Ca. for my 50th birthday present to myself. Delivered in 3-4 weeks with all the goodies requested. All I can say is wow, wow, wow. After owning an XR400 Honda, a 250-450 and 610 Husqvarna, these Beta bikes are top notch in quality, fit and finish. My dealer, American Beta and their Representative, Tim, have been on top of customer support. The power and balance of these bikes are incredible. I have just about 1,000 miles on it so far and it just
gets better every time out. I sold two of my other bikes and am now dreaming of another Beta to put in the stable. One can never have enough quality motorcycles.
Thank You American Beta for such a quality machine.
In February I purchased a 2011 Beta 520 RS through a special Dual-Sport rider purchase program. The bike continues to perform flawlessly. "Since the Clarke gas tank was finally available I have been able to utilize the bike in a manner more closely aligned to my needs. Recently I was able to complete the Kings of the West off-road ride. This ride covered more than 1,100 miles off-road over 4 days of every terrain imaginable through the mountains and deserts of Nevada and Utah. Many other motorcycle brands experienced DNFs and other mechanicals that necessitated extended repairs and ordering parts. The extent of my maintenance involved changing my air filter after Day 3 and checking my tire pressure, once. Even after crashing and breaking two ribs early on Day 2 I was the ONLY rider who improved their finishing position on every single day.
I continue to ride the motorcycle regularly on a region-wide basis, primarily throughout the American Southwest. Next weekend we will be doing a multi-day event in Death Valley. I also will be leading a ride through Baja California and Baja California Sur soon. The average riding mileage per day will exceed 200 miles for 7 to 9 days of riding. I have every confidence that the Beta will continue to perform exceptionally.
Lots of people have ridden my bike and most prefer it to their current mounts. Many have either become Beta owners already or are giving serious consideration to owning a Beta as their next purchase.
I look forward to remaining an ambassador to our sport and to Beta in particular. I strive to represent Beta in a positive manner and will continue to drive as much business as possible to both Beta and Get Dirty Dirt Bikes.
All I can say is wow! Sold a very good Japanese bike I had spent a lot of money setting up and was a little worried, Ah no need to worry any longer love the Beta and I have only put 150 miles on it - all dirt. Awesome power band on the new motor. It needed a few turns on the suspension and it handles like a dream. I was riding with a friend and looked down at the speedo was doing about 70 mph couldn’t even tell the ride was so smooth the old bike would not have been so nice. Oh and it does draw some attention from other riders. Too early to give it 5 stars but I think it’s going to get there!
My new Evo turns better than any bike I’ve competed on! The thing tracks like a John Deere tractor!
Please add my testimonial to your website. I just purchased a 2011 520 RS. Here are a few points I would love to share with your customers. Coming off a KTM 450, I noticed right away the bike feels at least 10 lbs. lighter for sure! The motor has great torque yet still revs to the moon! I let all my buddies ride it to show them I am not crazy. I purchased the rear shark fin, carbon skid plate as well as installed a GPS. Thank you for building such an amazing dual sport!
"Hey guys, just rolled over 1200 miles on my new 450 RR, getting better with time! No issues whatsoever."
"I would say the coolest thing about the bike is people walk up to me and just stare. The bike is so sexy! Thanks again guys for my cool new Beta!"
2009 Beta RS525
"As a 50 year old return rider I worked my way through a couple of bikes. I was unsatisfied because of weight, performance, ease of maintenance or just plain ugly. Easing onto the seat of this bike is an immediate smile generator. This bike will take you places that you would have only considered in passing. It's handling is so superior to anything I have experienced "out of the box". Give this bike it's head and it promises to take you where you want to go, what a ride, if this bike has a limit, I would be hard pressed to find it. This is the elusive "Enduro", it's what manufacturers have been attempting to do, and what riders have succeeded in, that's building something that transitions from trail to street seamlessly. Affordable, Durable and strong. This is what I would describe as the best bang for my buck that I've experienced in a long time, period."
"I have been a mechanic all my life.Rode all types of bikes. Raced for 33 years."
"One day my best friend tells me, You got to buy this bike. I took his work for it, because I been riding with him for the last twenty years. Sight unseen, I ordered a bike. I never liked anything from Europe. Everything is High maintenance. But I trusted his judgement. Bike came in. I set it up. set the sag. filled up the tank, And straight into the mountains. At first I thought man this bike is easy to ride! First valley hill climb. No problem. Some tight trails and some river crossings and out of the river bank three feet ledge no problem. I was thinking.I would be struggling with my other bike. ( no names ) Anyway after three rides. No suspension adjustments didn't even touch my fuel screw. (Box stock!) My new name for my bike, if you ever ask me. I call it "my Magic carpet".
It will make you a much better trail rider. Yes I'm going to order a 2010. I was told the 2010 is lighter, turns quicker, (push button seat removal to remove the air filter) watched the dirt rider video, And saw all the reports, I 'm sold. Hurry up and send my dam bike! I want to go riding!
The Happy Beta owner Big B
"I started seeing more and more of these exotic bikes on the trails and asked more about them."
"The owners were great, very nice and loved their bikes. They were all ex-Euro bike owners who made the switch to the new 2009 RS 450 and R 525 and couldn't get enough. I test-rode one and now I have to get one! American Beta says they will custom finish my bike just for me! Wow."
" I always saw moto-betas in the 70's and wanted to have one for my very own.
These are a million years away from those bikes in suspension and handling, but they still have that amazing quality and attention to detail."
“I love my Beta!"
"I have a 2008 RR and am amazed by its performance and durability! I highly recommend Betas! Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
" I have owned Beta Trials bikes in the past and have become accustomed to their excellent build quality."n
"It was no surprise after I rode my new 525 RS to find that the bike performed flawlessly! You would have to ride one to understand what I mean."