The two-stroke is alive, well, and seeing constant improvements, especially in 2018 as several manufacturers have drastically improved their two-stroke off-road and enduro offerings. The 2018 Beta 300 RR is one of those machines, weighing a claimed 10.4 pounds lighter than the 2017 model. The 2018 bike comes with several updates to the engine; the biggest changes are a new cylinder and crankshaft, a new clutch, and a new frame geared at being stiffer for better turning. The bike also gets updated fork settings and redesigned bushing, a lithium battery, and a new subframe, fender, and skid plate. We hit the trails to see how significant the changes that were made felt out in the field.