JANUARY 2014 / DIRT BIKE 55
The two-stroke uprising is alive and well, though there really isn’t much to rise up against. Motorcycle manufacturers continue to sell two-strokes in big numbers, and European companies like Beta continue to
invest in new tooling and new technology, banking on the fact that the
two-stroke will continue to appeal to off-road riders for a long time to
come. Even so, the underground continues to meet in secret and discuss
its return to power.
When the revolution finally occurs, two-stroke supporters will at least
be well-armed with hardware like the Beta 300RR. The 300 is a modern
motorcycle that is now in its third year of production, and it’s an effective
combination of modern construction and old-world craftsmanship. Even
though it’s a new motorcycle, it has years of evolution and refinement
behind it. Beta shows the two-stroke engine in its very best light.
Two-stroke technology never stopped moving