The Beta engine was good. It was strong off the bottom-end but then quickly flattened out through the midrange and top-end. The correct gearing would make a difference as the gearing was short, requiring me to do a lot of shifting. The handling suited my style very well as the Beta sits a little lower in the rear, which I like. As much as I’ve heard about the bike’s vibration, I didn’t have much of a problem with it. I can definitely tell a difference in balance between the two bikes, and the Beta lacked balance. I liked the feeling of the brakes and clutch, but I wish it came stock with hand guards. Also, I had a problem reaching the rear brake pedal. Other than that, I think with a few crucial adjustments, the Beta would make a great desert, GNCC, and GP bike. Overall, it likes more of the high-speed or even motocross track riding conditions.