The 2011 BETA RS is a dual purpose motorcycle intended for both on road and offroad riding. The Italian made BETA RS is equipped with a headlamp, turn indicator lights, and a brake taillamp for road use but also includes the proper accruements for offroad conquests. The RS line of motorcycles is new for 2011 and is produced exclusively for the U.S. market. The 2011 BETA RS comes in RS400, RS450, and RS520 submodels. A Supermoto spec is also available for each submodel and includes ergonomic and mechanical changes which better suit the RS for Supermoto duty. Previous RS models held engines sourced from KTM. 2011 RS cycles now feature an engine entirely produced by BETA. The 2011 BETA RS is designed for riders who spend the majority of their time offroad rather than street riding. However, flexible power delivery and a realistic cruise speed of 75 miles per hour help the BETA RS maintain a dual sport designation and provide a good street ride reputation. Overall, BETA may be one of the best kept secrets among dual-sport motorcycles. A powerful engine, precise handling on account of an excellent suspension, and user friendly ergonomics will surely place the 2011 BETA RS on many buyers’ wish lists. A very competitive price may very well move the RS from wish lists to trails across America.