[Bike Reviews]

2023 RR390: Beta’s Best Bike Ever?!

1 year ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Jarrad Duffy

When we got our first look at Beta’s 2023 RR range of enduro models midway through last year, it came with a surprisingly large list of mods. We say that not because Beta is conservative when it comes to mods on new year-models, but because the Italian brand’s RR range had already copped a heap of upgrade attention in 2020, 2021 and 2022 – meaning the 2023 bikes were widely expected to get little more than some fresh graphics. No so. For 2023, Beta’s RR range actually got a cross-section of subtle but significant mods to engine, suspension, bodywork and mapping.

So, how have these mods translated into performance and/or rideability gains for Beta’s biggest-selling four-stroke, the RR390? Put it this way. Enduro legend, Geoff Ballard, is not one to dish out praise lightly. So, when GB says Beta’s 2023 RR390 has proved to be one of the best – if not the best – bikes he’s ever ridden straight out of the crate, it kind of makes you sit up and listen…

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