Beta has announced updates to their popular Xtrainer 250 and 300 models for 2023 with a new 8.8 litre see-through fuel tank, lighter battery, plus redesigned subframe and air intake.

“The number one selling entry-level Enduro motorcycle in the USA” is quite a claim but we reckon there are some obvious reasons for it, chiefly the Beta XTrainer is a seriously underrated bike.

While half the world focuses on higher spec and higher priced models from across the dealer showrooms, bikes like the XTrainer deliver plenty for their buck and have many happy owners around the globe. “We can’t get enough of them” is the mantra of Beta dealers we know.

With a lower seat height compared to a full-size enduro bike, a narrow mid-section, decent suspension and brake package, this bike is designed for ease-of-use and it makes riding trails easy.

The key to the success is riding the XTrainer and discovering the 300cc two-stroke engine which basically puts out useable, torquey power making it capable of virtually anything on the track or trail.

We know, we found out last year when we tested the ’22 model: Tested: 2022 Beta 300 Xtrainer – Off-Road made easy


2023 Beta XTrainer updates:

  • New rear subframe is similar in design to the RR model and offers updated side panels that keep the bike narrow.  
  • A redesigned rear subframe allow a new airbox which increases in air flow to the engine to improve the overall throttle response.  
  • New battery is lithium making it lighter and higher-performance than its predecessor.
  • New fuel tank size has increased to 8.8 litres/2.32gals without sacrificing the width of the bike. Now also in a translucent plastic so the fuel level can be easily monitored. 
  • New plastics flank the new tank and side panels in red, complimenting the RR enduro model range.
  • New graphics are also similar to those on the RR models in the characteristic Beta red.  


Technical details:

  • Dry weight 99kg/218lbs
  • Seat height: 910mm
  • Brakes: Nissin 260mm front and 240mm rear
  • Suspension: R16V with 43mm forks adjustable for spring pre-load and rebound, shock adjustable for pre-load, compression and rebound
  • Power Valve: Beta’s progressive exhaust valve is externally adjusted with a 5mm allen or an optional thumb lever, allowing the rider to adjust the overall power delivery of the engine. engine performance to be effectively adapted to suit every kind of usage.
  • Map switch: two positions to adjust the engine power deliver for conditions (wet or dry).
  • Oil Injection: located beneath the seat (easily opened at the touch of a button), the XTrainer  does away with the need for the oil-fuel premix although it is also possible to convert to traditional premix system.
  • Cooling fan: a fan comes as standard equipment on the Xtrainer, to maintain ideal running temperature, even on slower trails.
  • Electric starter as standard with a kick starter kit sold as an option.
  • Engine and clutch: derived from the RR models, power delivery is designed to be characteristically smooth. The diaphragm clutch has three settings for adjustment of lever pull and progressiveness.  


Available from October 2022.

Cost: $8299/TBA in Europe/UK


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