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Hi, I was thinking about buying a beta 525RR.
anyone tried one of these?
any good?
 

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I've got an '05 and really like it. It can be a bit hard to get parts for it here in the States, and expensive too, but I think in the EU it's much easier and cheaper (dealer markup over here is crazy). I've got some info about them here: http://www.betamotorcycles.net

Just got my motard wheels for it, haven't mounted them yet though.
 

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how's the handling on the bike?
is the suspension stiff enough for motard mayhem?
 

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Hey, not sure if this still matters, but:

It seems to be pretty good out of the box for motard. The front is divey, but what dirt bike isn't? The Marzocchis seem to be adjustable enough to compensate a bit. Only big problem I've had is chatter on the rear when backing it in, but I haven't adjusted the rear suspension at all yet so I'm hoping dialing in a bunch of rebound damping will help that. The handling is razor sharp, maybe a bit loose in the front end but not jittery, at least not with a Scotts damper.

FYI, if you want a 320mm front brake, the Husky rotors (WR250/TE450/TE510/etc) will fit. Not sure about the relocation bracket, should know in a week. :D
 
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