Added reply in a thread Will KTM / WP ever give up on trying to reinvent the fork? 5/16/2021 9:52 PM

KTM has never offered the forks all of their factory riders use for almost 20 years , the 52 mm. We are not worthy.

Added reply in a thread Beta announces new U.S. Race Team Manager with an MX background 5/11/2021 7:57 PM

Demartile made Wageman and Stewart work for the 2 stroke title at GH, and yes, top 5 like Trevor is probably right. Never seen him on the 480, so we will see. Beta has IMO had too many eggs in the "B" series basket and I suspect that is about to change. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Herlings racing Nats? 5/11/2021 7:51 PM

Too much red tape for it to happen. Homologation, travel restrictions, contracts, sponsors. Not to wish ill will on the Euro scene, but after the Lagares and Erzberg cancelations, it doesn't look good. Hopefully some Americans will stand up and make ... more »

Added reply in a thread Italian MX Prestige Rd 3 Montevarchi 5/10/2021 2:21 PM

You gotta admit he tells a very interesting story, winner of the two-stroke championships and qualify for the MEC on a two stroke, and a big bore at that. Something like that should cause a meltdown at Vital.

Added reply in a thread SSR 5/10/2021 6:25 AM

Yep, the Nibbi is good to go right out of the box. The next batch of 250's will come with it stock, as well as 6 spd. and counterbalancer. They keep updating things every time, they even have the new style plastic, not the old style stuff. Get your order ... more »

Added reply in a thread Italian MX Prestige Rd 3 Montevarchi 5/10/2021 6:18 AM

Almost a holeshot by Jimmy Clochet on the new Beta against the Champ. It's looking like the engine program is working out well. https://www.instagram.com/p/COqQ1HKnOEt/?igshid=srt5n3qyiaeo Jimmy's IG

Added reply in a thread Any one have experience with MX Tech Lucky vs Lucky Carbon? 5/9/2021 1:24 PM

Based on the follow up posts, it appears I was wrong. I based it on how the Carbon's have been represented. Kinda funny in a way, so many debates over the years that a fork without closed cartridges can never perform consistent enough for MX/SX. In spite ... more »

Added reply in a thread What 125 would best fit a shorter guy? 5/9/2021 7:31 AM

Beta's have a lower seat height.

Added reply in a thread SSR 5/8/2021 8:54 AM

Check out the Orion RXB 150, $1500 to your house and street legal. I'll tell everyone to check all your bolts, especially exhaust and kickstands, use locktite. Tighten the spokes before you ride it, ride some and do it again, then one more time. The ... more »

Added reply in a thread Arm pump: a predominant issue for MotoGP™ riders 5/8/2021 6:07 AM

Aluminum frames.

Added reply in a thread Any one have experience with MX Tech Lucky vs Lucky Carbon? 5/7/2021 5:11 PM

The Carbon is CC.

Added reply in a thread XL Lagares Turmoil. 11th Hour Ruling Restricts FIM Hard Enduro World Championship Rd 1 5/7/2021 4:53 PM

The situation is bad, luckily the promoters are trying to make lemonade out of lemons. All the teams have already traveled and arrived on site, it makes sense to do something rather than nothing. I understand it's not ideal conditions, sometimes racing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Beta announces new U.S. Race Team Manager with an MX background 5/7/2021 12:14 PM

After looking at Carlen’s Instagram I’m thinking maybe 🤔

Added reply in a thread Beta announces new U.S. Race Team Manager with an MX background 5/7/2021 7:47 AM

You never know how this thing plays out, but I wouldn’t expect anything other than an in-house team possibly with a major sponsor? You could also see some other major team want to hook up, I’m sure one of the reasons they got Carlen is he’s been on the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Beta announces new U.S. Race Team Manager with an MX background 5/7/2021 7:24 AM

No, just a Superfan. This came from Thumpertalk Beta forum, Chris Cullins who also posts here posted it, he's a Beta Trials dealer. Beta also sends emails of news but this hasn't been announced yet to the public that I could find.

Added reply in a thread Beta announces new U.S. Race Team Manager with an MX background 5/7/2021 7:10 AM

Here Carlen is working with Dare Demartile where he got 2nd at the 2 Stroke Championship.

Started new thread Beta announces new U.S. Race Team Manager with an MX background 5/7/2021 7:02 AM

"Carlen Gardner, Beta Factory Racing Team Manager Beta Motorcycles would like to announce that Carlen Gardner will become the Team Manager for Beta Racing. The position became available when Rodney Smith was promoted to Brand Ambassador. Gardner steps ... more »

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Added reply in a thread SSR 5/7/2021 5:53 AM

https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Full-Newbie-Entry-Level-Set-Up-for-Granddaughter-for-2k,1382447 The Orion branded bikes are a steal. A 150 and a 250 with consistent upgrades every new batch, and they have held up well for me. Too much ... more »

Added reply in a thread "Small bore" kits? 5/6/2021 5:20 AM

Beta currently builds a 390, the only remaining manufacturer at that size currently. The Honda XR 400 and KTM's 400 EXC were some of the last bikes built in that size.

Added reply in a thread How many years until electric bikes in SX and MXGP? 5/5/2021 6:08 AM

MXGP is likely 1st, since they allow works bikes. The problem is the moto's are too long for current batteries. I think an Alta could compete successfully in SX now, if they could dial in swapping batteries all day. The save the world gang will be pushing ... more »