Monday January 8th 2017

Here is a great photo of Welsh Lad ( and current FIM Trial GP 2 Champion) Iwan Roberts, who showed a lot of class at Sheffield - the first big Arena Trial he has ridden. ( Photo credit Heath Brindley)

Not only was this a huge step, but the top was at a 45 degree angle, talk about testing the limits.

While the obstacles at Sheffield were very technical and difficult - I think some of the earlier events, were just as big - this video shows Marc Colomer on the Prototype Beta Techno back in 1993 - Note how he nearly goes over the bars on the drop off. - Many fans will remember Marc had the big get off from the Water Fall section at a later event, fortunately without serious injury.

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Here is another video, showing Albert Cabestany out practicing on his new Beta.

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There has been some amazing video posted from the Dakar Rally in South America, showing both bikes and care flying over the big sand dunes, also some spectacular crashes, In the bike division, UK rider Sam Sutherland leads at the moment. But here is a neat photo of Laia Sanz on the KTM.

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As the temperature in Vernon had warmed up to a balmy +1 yesterday, I ventured into the shop to count some more inventory - always a pain, and with little heat - the old bones can only take it in short stints. ( I always have to smile when I find a part that I had re-ordered because it was in the wrong box)

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We heard from Steve Richardson telling us that after getting his van and bike all ready to head South for a couple of months - he slipped on the ice while walking, and broke his ankle -and will need at least six weeks while it heals.  -  what a bummer.

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Here is one for the 4 stroke fans - the new Beta Factory Evo 4T

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And the 2018 Beta Factory Evo 300 2T - Get your orders in !!

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And while we are on the Beta topic - here is a nice pic of their Trials school students.

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