In case you need a little more Italian in your life here is a tasty serving of two-stoke, off-road deliciousness. The fist test of the Beta 300 RR is available here, and our full print test of both bikes is in our Dec./Jan. issue of Dirt Rider. Overall the bikes are very similar with the main difference being where they make their power. As to be expected, the 300 has more torquey chugging power while the 250 wants a stab of the clutch and to be revved out. One of the most unique features of these bikes is that they have oil injection. Not to be confused with fuel injection, oil injection isn't completely new, yet it is unique among modern off-road two-strokes. There is a separate oil tank under the seat and the oil in injected after the carburetor, before the reed block. Other than not having to mix the gas, the other benefit this has is that the gas-to-oil ratio is constantly being changed to match the bike's need. As we said, if you want more info check out the test or pick up a hard copy of the mag.

The Beta 300 RR has the torque you would expect from a large displacement two-stroke.Photo By Sean Klinger
The 250 RR looks identical to the 300. The only difference is the cylinder and piston.Photo By Sean Klinger
The 300 will lift the front wheel at will.Photo By Sean Klinger
So will the 250, but it takes a little more clutch and rpm.Photo By Sean Klinger
The 300 is a hill climber's delight.Photo By Sean Klinger
Interestingly, the bikes have the same MSRP - $8,499Photo By Sean Klinger
No premixing here.Photo By Sean Klinger
The 250 has a more lively, energetic feel.Photo By Sean Klinger
Both bikes handle well, once you get the suspension dialed in.Photo By Sean Klinger
Trail obstructions might as well not be there.Photo By Sean Klinger
Front and rear suspension is comfortable and capable, as long as things don't get too gnarly.Photo By Sean Klinger
Pick a bike. One is for luggers and the other for revers.Photo By Sean Klinger
On the gas.Photo By Sean Klinger
Also, on the gas.Photo By Sean Klinger