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ALL THE MAINLINE 2016 2-STROKES 2-Strokes are far from dead and in SA we have such an enormous variety to choose from. It is a real shame that some manufacturers have not spent time developing this technology, you only need to get out on the trails to realise how popular 2-smokes are still. There are no new 2-stroke quads available. We’ve also excluded the Suzuki 85 and the Kawasaki KX 100 because these models are not imported. You’ll notice that we have not included prices on any of the bikes. Due to the volatility of the Rand, we’d rather not publish in case the prices change by the time we hit the shelves. But here’s your comprehensive guides to all the new 2-strokes currently available in SA… BETA: 2016 Beta 300RR & 250RR: Beta’s big two-strokes have earned the respect of everyone in the off-road world. They have smoother low-end power than anything in the class, and have proven to be reliable. The electric starter is integrated in the engine cases and there’s still a kickstarter. For 2016 there are a number of changes including the addition of a oil-injection system, similar to the one on the Xtrainer. There’s also a Race Edition available that has no oil injection system. 2016 Beta Xtrainer: We tested this one about 2 months back, it’s a weird bike that you have to ride to appreciate. Think of it as a trials bike for a regular man. The chassis is pretty much a normal off-road bike, but downsized about 10 percent. The suspension travel is just over 10 inches. But the electric start two-stroke 300cc motor is tuned like a trials bike, so it’s incredibly good in tight quarters. And it has oil injection. 12 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE MARCH 2016 1603 DT 2strokes.indd 12 2016/02/21 11:46 AM

DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE MARCH 2016 13 1603 DT 2strokes.indd 13 2016/02/21 11:46 AM