23/03/2019 By Marty Off

What is a Beta Xtrainer?

Beta Motorcycles have been bringing new models on since 2010 in the Enduro arena and have successfully been able to develop a bike that traverses between the Trials and Enduro world with the XTrainer.

As a successful manufacturer in the Trials world, Beta knew what it takes to make a well balanced and ergo friendly slow speed bike. As the market has developed a fondness for the “extreme” areas of Enduro motorsport the “XT” was born.

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The now formidable 300cc Two-stoke Beta engine came about in 2013 and inherit in its design had a crisp and torquey power delivery. It was further tune-able with a responsive power valve adjustment. This motor, combined with, a new chassis and lower seating position (910mm vs 930mm) was the basis of the XT.

To confirm its design premise was the addition of lighter weight and less dampened suspension, front and rear. Not at all designed for the rigors of high speed trail jumps but perfectly at home on tight single trails and challenging climbs and obstacles. Combined with the new oil injection for easy maintenance, the XT had found its niche.

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First introduced in 2015, the XT has evolved. The 2019 model has refined engine components and upgraded clutch revisions. Stock is now more readily available in Australia as small batches in previous years were quickly snapped up.

Quick facts;

  • Fully ADR compliant and registerable across Australia
  • Larger than it looks fuel tank with 8.5L capacity for at least 100km range
  • 98Kg
  • Yes there is a 250cc version!
  • Standard fitment Radiator fan
  • 6 Speed gearbox
  • Specific Shinko soft tyre option standard
  • Ignition map switch standard
  • $10 495 less on-roads
  • Multiple accessory options and aftermarket add on available
  • 2018 up RR versions took the rear guard/side plate design from the XT because it looked so good

The potential owners of the XT are spread any where from a young rider wanting to have the specificity of the XT package for Hard Enduro through to the Trail bike rider who wants the best available light weight package for exploring the bush.

Ben Grabham at Wildwood 2017

Ben Grabham successfully finished 9th at Wildwood Rock in 2017 on a STD XT300 when he isn’t necessarily known for slow speed, technical riding. Ben comments after the event were that he knew the XT would get him though with easier seat height and compliant suspension. The Beta engine was right at home with the demands of the 3 hour race.

More info at Beta Motorcycles