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Beta goes electric

Beta’s USA distributor has taken the wraps off this new electric dirt bike called the Explorer. It’s a partnership with electric and pit bike specialists Apollo, and is built to be 30% smaller than a regular dirt bike to make it less intimidating. It’ll cost $4890 when it hits USA dealers in October. The press release says:

Beta USA is proud to announce a new model in their range that thinks “outside the box” compared to the current model lineup. The all-new Beta Explorer is a 100% electric E-Moto bike designed to appeal to adult riders of all ages and experience levels.

Quiet, simple, and easy to ride, this new model is a collaboration between Beta USA and Apollo Moto, which provides a riding experience like no other. Designed for fun off-road adventure, the Explorer has the features and Rideability that can only be defined by Beta. Roughly 30% smaller than a normal off-road motorcycle, the Explorer is designed to be less intimidating making it great fun for trail riding, camping, hunting, or just working around the ranch.

The Explorer has three speeds including casual, medium, and for a quick 10-second burst, “Rocket” mode. Casual mode is the most popular setting that most riders will use as it also has the longest range of 50-100 miles. The medium setting offers roughly twice the speed and torque with a range between 30-60 miles. There is also an added reverse gear for backing up out of tight trails or roads. The Explorer has no pedals but rather folding footpegs like a modern motorcycle. Riders have six different positions to choose from to make the ride the most comfortable. Hydraulic front and rear disc brakes are controlled by levers on the adjustable handlebar.

Other features include a 74-volt battery that can be fully charged in about two hours. The battery can also be charged out of the bike as well so riders can charge one battery while riding with a fresh one. The batteries can be swapped out in about three minutes. Fully adjustable front and rear suspension provides a gentle ride perfect for trails and fire roads. There is also a storage system under the seat for a water canteen, a small dome tent, or a nice lunch for a picnic.

The definition of Explorer reads; To transverse over a region for the purpose of new discovery. This sums up the motive of the Beta Explorer! For those who have not yet seen the world from a different perspective, Explorer offers a quiet sense of freedom only found outside. Beta Explorer models will be available at Authorized Beta USA dealers beginning this October. Go to to locate a Beta dealer near you and to leave a deposit to ensure delivery.