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  1. 3 different power modes help with that according to this vid. With all due respect to the excellent and well informed team at Inch Perfect, on the 2019 EM I ride (with only the electronic PELS disconnecting clutch) the lowest of the three modes (green, blue, red) the green one, is gutless, the other two blue and red (red the most potent) are fine and noticeably different. It may be the 2020 has a different lowest (ie the green) map. On the 2019, with standard gearing, green was only useable on the flat (11 stone rider) any gradient at all would stop it. Also in my experience you need a very very delicate hand on the throttle to stop the engine spinning up if you loose traction. For example when you get stuck at an obstacle or loose way on a camber. I have not ridden in very muddy conditions so I can't make a comment about that. However a 'real' clutch (and it's flywheel) must help to maintain grip used with the engine momentum. In the dry the bike has fantastic acceleration. Ok these are critical comments, but I'm still saving up for the 'Race,' riding these well designed bikes is a different and enjoyable experience.
  2. If you want gears you will have to wait for another manufacture to actually market one with a box, both the Gasser and the Mecatecno prototypes had gears. I'm sure a proper clutch (and flywheel) on the E Pure Race single speeder is a good idea.
  3. The EU is not flavour of the month for the Med countries at present, doesn't seem to be much goodwill or support flying about, so maybe we'll be buying our bikes in pesetas and lire once more.
  4. micm

    Electric start

    It's optional, electric only or electric plus kick start, the bike price is higher for both
  5. OK it's a mono shock, fluid cooled and disc braked so it's an 'early modern' from a good manufacturer, so that's all a plus. But due to the age of the bike spares could be a problem. The general advice to the first time buyer is, a clean bike in decent condition, and as modern as possible. There are at least two more modern Betas trials bikes ranges, the Rev 3 and Evo respectively.
  6. Chris Pearson of Splatshop used to carry a big lorry(?) battery in his van for top ups on his EM. You could try a call.
  7. micm

    New X-Track One

    Ideal bikes for the older punters then, and if you stall maybe you can complete the section on the starter motor?
  8. Yup it's all good. Everything works, and the motor is very sweet. You can pull fourth on straighter climbs which impressed me. Few small points, the UK ones come with Dunlop tyres, there is no wrist engine kill lanyard and the back sprocket is the old 'open slot' variety. All of which you can change if it bugs you.
  9. After the first event from new I replaced the oil in my Beta 200 2020 with Putoline GP 10 which works fine, no clutch issues. However Betas do seem to benefit from running in, especially the brakes and suspension so maybe the clutch too.
  10. micm

    New 200 !!

    The Beta 200 is actually a very different animal from the many of the older rider's weapon of choice, the detuned 300. Those type of bike mods are often discussed in these forums, employing lowered compression, flywheel weights and slow throttles. However the 200 is lively and benefits from a much more positive input than you need from the big engines. You can't just pull a big gear at relatively low revs and stand there, you have to make it go, spin it up and work it a bit! Of course it has the Beta advantages of good dynamic balance, grip and steering but, at least in my case also a fairly crappy back brake even with Galfer pads by comparison with my recent Spanish bikes (300 Gasser and Scorpa). Mine is the 2020 model by the way. You probably need to ride one in at least an event or a long practice session not just round the car park to know if you can get on with one and that will be hard to arrange I suspect. I have no idea what it's like up the rocky stream beds you northerners (UK obvs) love so that's question for someone else to answer. It's economical by the way, if that matters and as many have said not so tiring to ride. It goes up my local big chalk climbs nicely but remember the gears are 'shorter' than on a big engined bike so I think you need more care to keep the motor spinning in a sweet spot than on a 300.
  11. The last EM bike before the ePure, the 2018/9 model with the PELS clutch system, (blue/yellow with white frame) came with a full manual in English and French, a parts list and a homologation kit. These were published 23 March 2018. I think they are available on-line. There should be a newer one for your machine. The factory will reply to enquiries as well.
  12. For my average size 9s Alpinestars are a fantastic fit more like a glove, much better than the decent (non wire) Hebos I wore before. But you may need to buy the accessory boot strap kit to get them the right length to go over the lower foot. Stiffer yes, but great protection and the tread is perfect for clambering about in. More expensive than most, but cheaper than a new foot.
  13. I have been told by both a UK trials dealership and by a European based trial contact independently. The allegation, and I repeat it is an allegation, is that the requirement to carry out a single lap on one battery was reneged on by the organisers of both events, I assume ultimately the FIM, or their agents being responsible. A 5km distance equates to a local club trial here in the South of the UK for 3 or 4 laps and is the least you should expect I suggest from an E bike range. The current EM bikes, never mind the new 2020 models could easily cope with 5km plus sections and more, that I can confirm personally. I have monitored a 2019 EM bike at Bognor MCC Bluebeards Trial earlier this summer whose route length is very similar to around 5 km and it coped easily with about 70% battery left. So showing off bikes with mini battery is unsporting in my opinion and the bikes are useless in a retail sense. If you want to know more details personally Andy you will have to e-mail me.
  14. The E bikes were alledged to be required to complete a whole loop on one battery for the 2019 events. This would show that the bikes were a reasonably practical option for any prospective private buyers. This agreement was not adhered to.
  15. OK, there were rules in place and then there was enforcement. Rather like the EU rules that say No Smoking in any public access buildings, except of course, Spanish bars. I don't think distance, cost of entry or even results were the deal breakers. I also hear what you say about Cabestaney but surely the same argument obtains regarding the utterly brilliant Toni Bou and his super bike made of unobtainiaum. The other makes and riders still go for it, luckily.
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