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  1. Battery regeneration, also gives engine braking
  2. It sports 'torque control' apparently I assume that is to stop the dreaded electric trials bike rear wheel spin when unloaded under power, especially in the wet. Are you listening EM?
  3. 2022 TKO only works on Blue or Red mode not Green although you can switch it off altogether if you wish The power settings on this newest Race are truly ballistic especially as the bikes are fitted with an ultra quick fly by wire throttle. So unless you are an expert, as the TKO is only on top modes, it won't be much use I would imagine, nice touch though. The bike is like the Tesla of Trials, the mid range acceleration makes my '22 300 RR feel quite docile by comparison
  4. Sorry, but not everyone takes that point of view. I bought a brand new one 2 years ago and was glad to see the back of it after 10 months including hot, cold, wet and dry weather down South UK. Frankly, it was gutless with far too many gears. There are loads of people on TC who say it's a great bike but as there are so very few of these machine about, have they ever actually owned one? I doubt it. If they are that great, then why are they still so rare? I suggest that the claim they are the 'answer' is a trials myth. They aren't They re OK but nothing special. Get the Beta 250, an excellent all round bike. Better still buy a TRRS.
  5. EM's are quite different than a petrol bike, especially in the wet. They need a different technique because of how the engine spins up with so much torque. Their battery life is very good (5.7 and Pure). Excellent for mucking about on.
  6. Without the land we don't ride, it's a matter of curtesy to the farmers and other land owners, put yourself in their position. Have a good time !
  7. What about non pressure washing/cleaning? Bit of water and a brush just to get the mud off the bike. It takes a lot of work and care to obtain permission to use a farmer's land for our events, the fields and farmyards are not our back gardens or patios. If you can't wash them at home go to a garage with the right facilities
  8. Pressure washing is forbidden at trials in South East Hampshire (UK) held on farmland.
  9. micm

    Kick start

    E Start TRS, forget the kickstart thing
  10. I agree with the suggestion by 'stpauls' of perhaps a much more common size, a 250 engined bike fitted with a low compression head/extra gaskets and maybe a slow action throttle. They would be easy to start as well. As for the unicorn of the trials world the 200 Beta, try before you buy if possible it may not suit as they don't have much torque.
  11. There is a new concept of hydrogen fuelling that could be applicable to future, post petrol, trials bikes and other light vehicles. It does away with pressurised tanks etc. Zero emissions etc. Recharging would pretty quick. Link... https://www.businessinsider.com/car-bike-tesla-amazon-gates-bezos-climate-change-fuel-drone-2021-2?op=1&r=US&IR=T
  12. Thanks micm. How were the brakes on the new 250? I have wondered whether to try to improve the ones on our 2014 bike or if it just makes more sense to buy a new(er) bike. The factory editions have Braktec masters and I have wondered about that route. I will stop thinking about the 200 now (and have been told off about new bikes and "man" lust for new machines ? ) The 250 seemed to have a better back brake on my 1/2 hour go on it, so maybe they are all a bit variable in quality as delivered, but perhaps the 'borrowed' 250 was the 'works' spec one. I did sort mine finally, at a cost of two new sets of pads and another rear disc.
  13. My Beta new 2020, 200 had poor brakes, the rear one was almost non existent, pathetic actually. It also jumped out of a lower gear without warning. Otherwise build quality was the average for most two stroke trials machines. Comparing a friend's new 250 to my 200 both Betas on the same sections I felt the 250 was actually easier to ride with a little more power, though I didn't tell him!. Beta 200s get a fantastic press here on TC but I wonder how many of these 'fans' have actually owned one for some time and have ridden them in events regularly. Maybe they are good in rocky stream beds but on climbs, banks etc in my opinion they are harder work. Nothing against the make, but I would consider all the two strokes not just Betas.
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