A Brief History of the Marque
Established in Florence near the turn of the 20th century as Societa Giuseppe Bianchi by Enzo Bianchi and Arrigo Tosi, Moto Beta began production of motorcycles in 1948. The marque derives its name from the initials of the founders.
Beta have built many two- and four-stroke machines for competition and street use in capacities of 49cc to 360cc. Their trials machines were state of the art in the 1990s, with Doug Lampkin winning the World Championship in 1997, 1998 and
1999 on Beta.
During the early 70s some Beta machines were marketed in the United States under the Premier label, and, according to Tragatsch, Giuseppe Bianchi was the original designer.
Sat Jan 07 2017 trapaniracing at aol.com Need vintage beta info Moto Beta XR50 / XTR50 Looking for any info from spark plug to oil specs Waretown, NJ
Thu Sep 15 2016 info at nmcbikes.com
Beta rr50 2001 we are experiencing problems with an rr50 2001 model. engine just rebuilt ,plenty of spark and compression but just wont fire up ? as if the timeing is to advanced any suggestions appreciated limerick,ireland
Sat Apr 30 2016 tritonoil at ymail.com i need help on pricing my 1973 beta 125cc beta/premier 125cc i have no idea what my 125 cc bike is worth unrestored, excellent condition, enduro model with a title, 1800 miles. i cant find a source to help buy or sell these older bikes detroit, michigan
Tue Feb 23 2016
dsklag at yahoo.com parts 1970 beta primeir 50cc bebe need carb & left side cover baltimore,md usa
Sun Jul 15 2012
I am looking for the original logo used in 1960's Beta Motorcycles. I am restoring one and would like to add a decal.
1981 Beta 250 cross
I would like to purchase parts and manuals for my 1981 Beta 250 cross
Tue May 22 2012
BETA 450 2007 Enduro
I have a Beta 450 Enduro 2007 model, and i need to get a few spare as the previous guy did not look ofter the bike very well, i have contacted americanbeta.com but they not too interested in supplying me with information, and do not have
much on their website for this model. can anyone help?
Sun May 13 2012 shadowfax55-915<at>hotmail dot com
beta techno 250 1995
i have been looking for a workshop manual for my beta techno 250 1995 model but cant seem to get one can you help me please ,, Jacques
Redcliffe 4020, Australia
Wed Oct 12 2011 mbeta125<at>hotmail dot com
beta 125 cr 1978
beta 125 cr
For all Beta fans: here is a current photo of my Beta 125 cross from 1978.
Wed Jul 20 2011
wanted to get some spare parts for my scooter
beta Eikon 150c
wanted to get some spared parts for my scooter do you had a catalogue for spare parts that i can order from
Sun Sep 26 2010 george-ppaphitis<at>yahoo.gr
the motorbike needs many things on the engine but i can't find them.can anybody help me where can i find
Fri Sep 17 2010 chocobox<at>ida.net
Beta Year Help
I have a Beta bike and want to know what year it is. The numbers are as follows:
Motor ZD3 B9T *015264* YC23
Can you help me?
Wed Jun 23 2010 anthanton<at>gmail dot com
Inquiry of engine's number
BETA Tempo 50 cc 2t
I need your help. I am an owner of a Beta Tempo 50cc 2t (96-97). I cannot find the engine number. The Greek dealer no longer supports the specific model and was of no help. Is there a chance the motor did not have one the first place? My
problem is that I cannot sell it unless I find the number written on the scooter's papers.
Please if you know something, help me. \Thanks
Wed May 05 2010 kds-2005<at>hotmail.co.uk
beta don't know, 1990-94
i think its a 250 LC beta, unsure. is there a manual becouse the clutch has gone
Sat Apr 10 2010 lisawallis2<at>hotmail dot com
mini motor clutch
beta mini motor
hi ive got a mini motor beta about 10years old looking for clutch 12-7020 do you know where to get one from
Fri Feb 26 2010 magnuz.c<at>gmail dot com
Beta cr 1977
I have just bought a Beta 250 CR 1977 and I'm looking for a new piston. I have looked everywhere and there seems to be no one who has a piston. I really need help to find piston and info about Beta cr Hope it fine someone who can help me /
Magnus from Sweden
Wed Feb 03 2010 indiana-daves at hotmail dot com
beta scooter parts
beta eikon 1999model beta eikon 1999
i need brake pads, do you know where i could get them, sydney australia, thanks :)
Mon Dec 07 2009 rohan.toyne508 at googlemail dot com
hi.i have a beta 125s.registered in 1981.does any one out there have any spares.it does run!.i think it is a road bike with a motocross engine as standard fitting !its very peaky.any info please.regards rohan
north lincs uk
Wed Nov 11 2009 glynnjotaman at talktalk.net
help with my beta
i have probabley restored the most rarest beta on the planet, it has a modial engine any help would be gratefull
Re: the little beta we think could be called an orion or a murcurie no one is shure, all i do know is that it was made in 1956 in the beta factory ,Verius parts are stampt with 56 or 1956 and that the crank and some internal parts are
stampt with the letters FBM 150 4 T which is a mondial engine in a beta frame and aprilia electrics. the carb is a spanish amial as we canot get it to run with the deloto it came with
Tue Apr 28 2009 filipprz at vp.pl
Hello!I am looking for ignition module cause I 've got loss of spark in my beta tr35 I heard this is the most common reason How can I check electric instalation to not replacing all parts without sure?
Tue Feb 17 2009 tommy-prager at webmail-erzgebirge.de
BETA 125 RC/CR
Hello, I search for my 125 RC and CR Bikes from ´81 an ´80 any parts. And I have some interesting adresses if someone needs parts from these motorcycles. www.fh-zwickau.de/~topr
Thu Jan 15 2009 bikerhd73h at comcast.net
repair manual and parts
beta beta-premier mini bike
can anyone help me find a manual and possibly parts for a 1970 beta premier mini bie
Fri Nov 21 2008 heurlin.thierry at neuf.fr
Thu Oct 02 2008 nikki291burton at btinternet dot com
50cc twist & go zd3mca300242
Hi, I need a set of plastics and stickers for my sons bike, can anyone advise me of where I can purchase these? Many Thanks
Sun Sep 21 2008 talongrey1999 at yahoo dot com
Moto Beta Bronco 150 CC 1976
I really need help with restoring my Bronco motorcycle I cant find anything about it if anyone has any information please help me out I need to know where I might get parts
Wed Sep 03 2008 weedyd at hotmail dot com
1970 premier moto beta
premier moto beta ?bebe 50 ?
Here is a pic of my fathers bike. What is it actually. Manufactors date 9 70. He bought it in May 1971. He rode it for a while. I only remember being able to ride it a few times. It was mothballed for 20years or so. Now I have it and have
cleaned it up and it RUNS. Don't beleive I'll put it back on the street. HELP! What is it worth and where do I go with it?
Sun Feb 24 2008 michel.capaldi at free.fr
BETA XC 100 1969
:I seeks left casing lighting and exhaust cross-country race of origin or dimensions for engine 100 xc FRANCO MORINI very difficult BETA 1969 model the USA in France
Thank you MICHEL
Mon Dec 31 2007 beschx3 at aol dot com
Looking to Buy
1960's vintage Moto Beta 125
Any one interested in selling one or more 1960's vintage Moto Beta 125(s) please contact me at 425-985-1950 or e-mail me at beschx3 at aol.com.
Marv Besch II
Tue Dec 18 2007 timdodge at alltel.net
91 or 94 Beta 270
Just purchased a used 270 that was not running. Now have it running but i do not know what kind of mix should be in fuel (32:1, 50:1), can you help?
I usually ran synthetic 40:1 in mine, but I believe some run it as lean as 50:1. Ed. Thanks for the response. According to Beta/usa web site it is a 1992 Beta Zero 260.
Right now i need the fan motor and blade. Do these parts numbers mean anything to you?
14.0101.0.00 electric fan zero
31.2153.0.00 fan zero
Can you give me a price and turn around time on them? As soon as i fugure out whats wrong with the rear brake I'll ask you to check those parts out.
Nov 24th 2007 michel.capaldi at free.fr
Thank you for would this information It be interesting to count these motor bikes in the USA as I do in Europe mine here 125 ENDURO 300567 300631 1973? 100 XC 10185 1969? I would like to know if the engines 125 enduro are always to
mark the premier thanks Michel
From: Mike Ting
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 1:33 AM
Subject: Moto Beta Premier and BEBE 50cc an 125CC Contact
Al, NH & Michel (plus anyone else interested),
I believe I have talked to many of you via e-mail in the past about Premier Motorcycle items. Rob Trudeau has a website that you may have contacted previously and he gave me your addresses. The best contact Rob Trudeau and myself
have found for Premier / Moto Beta parts is Domi Racer in Ohio USA. Tony Shanz at Domi has just about everything you need, however the prices are very high.
Another source for historical information on Moto Beta and Premier parts is the owner of GT Motors - Larry Klein (Moto Guzzi Dealer) located in Lansing MI. Larry is hard to get a hold of, but if you run into him at a swap meet of M/C show
he can give you a nice history and may have some leads to follow on how to track down your serial number info, titles or other info and sources.
Domi Racers information is listed below.
DomiRacer Distributors, Inc.
P.O. Box 30439
Toll Free: (877) 451-0354
Phone: (513) 871-1678 ask for Tony Shanz
Fax: (513) 871-6684
E-mail: domiracer at fuse.net
Sun Nov 18 2007 juma5958 at worldnet.att.net
1973 Premier 125 Enduro
Looking to learn more about this particular bike. Would like to know approximate production numbers and how many were brought into the U.S.? Also, looking for a source for good pictures AND specifications that would help with restoration.
Also, would like to know if there is a place that still has a large stock of parts for these bikes.
Nov 11th 2007
subject: Spare Parts
Email: btuckey at bigpond.com
message: I am operating a Beta Eikon 150cc scooter, Model S700A. I am trying to source a fuel sender unit which screws onto the side of the fuel tank. As electrical wires protrude through the plastic cap of the sender unit, mine leaks fuel
at this point if the tank is filled (to the top).
Thu Nov 08 2007 Al.Cantrell at Interstatepaper dot com
Premier Moto Beta 125 CC Enduro
Premier 125 cc 1972
I would like get get engine parts for this bike. can you help?
Georgia , USA
Wed Oct 31 2007 smithsquality at verizon.net
1973 Moto Beta Premier 125
My Premier 125 was just stolen and my insurance agent needs an ideal of what it may be worth. Any help?
Tue Oct 23 2007 mfowlkes at bransonfowlkes dot com
moto beta premier be be 50cc
Are there any sources for engine parts for these?
Mon Oct 22 2007 michel.capaldi at free.fr
BETA PREMIER 125 MB XC
Je recherche des informations sur l'histoire beta surtout aux usa beta premier MB et aussi des pieces mon site d'amateur beta http://michel.capaldi.free.fr
I makes same research as you; for same the reasons, the restoration of a motor bike beta PREMIER You can contact me I made a site on the motor bikes beta any grounds michel.capaldi.free. fr in
France MICHEL CAPALDI
Sat Oct 20 2007 Al.Cantrell at Interstatepaper dot com
premier moto beta 125 cc 1972
Do you have piston, rings, crank bearings for this dirt bike?
Thu Oct 04 2007 lea1125 at hotmail dot com
beta euro 350
ive got a misfire on my bike and when i rock the bike back and fourth it smokes very badley have you any ideas what could be causing this thanks mike
Thu Nov 30 2006 g.davidson1 at btinternet dot com
Beta Cross SP1 (MX3)
I bought this from a guy a couple of years ago, to teach my daughter to ride on. The bike is a 1978 Beta Cross SP1 (MX3), It is a 50cc trail bike, with a 3 speed gearbox and top speed of 30mph. I have trawled the internet but have been
unable to find any information on this model. I contacted the factory in Italy, but they could only confirm the colour scheme was correct and they e-mailed a diagram of a Beta Cross MX4 with the physical dimensions of the bike on it. Is this
model a rarity, does anybody have any information on this model?
Mon Nov 20 2006 mktm400exc at aol dot com
Italian Enduro Motorcycle
1973 Beta - Premier
This bike has 307 origional miles on it, never seen dirt, runs great !!
New Jersey, USA
Sat Aug 26 2006 DAHECK56 at MSN dot com
My Dad bought this bike for me in 1970 ,it is a cool bike, it has been torn apart for a while, the only thing that was wrong with it was the shifting fork, planned on rebuilding it but never found the time, looking for a repair manual
Sun Aug 13 2006 dianejubb at supanet dot com
1956 beta 150
pictures and any background info please for restoration project
Fri Aug 04 2006 hampauliton at earthlink.net
Hello, My name is Paul Hamilton, and My father Sold Moto Betas from his upholstry shop in Lake City, a suburb of Seattle, Wa. USA I am taking delivery of a 1971 Moto Beta XC100. a race model of the MBXTR 100A. I sold this bike to my good
friend some 35 years ago. I built this bike from parts back in 1970 when I worked for my dad as a moto beta mechanic. I would come to his shop after school and repair moto betas, moto morinis, laverda's and whatever motorcycles people would
drag in for repair. Those were the very best days of my life.(So far anyway) My dad sponsered Two Moto Beta race bikes and I was one of two riders that raced short track flattrack for Lake City Moto Beta. My bike was a souped up XTR100A, and
was known as "The flexible flyer" The other bike was a custom modified XC100 race model with a hand made 6 reed reedvalve and 7port cylinder.I have some photos of these bikes but I am not sure were I put them! We sold MB 50's 80's 100's
125's The XTR100A and XC100 were our best sellers, but we sold a lot of MB50'S as bumper bikes, I think they sold for $299.00 I wish I had kept one, they would go 55 MPH!
Seattle WA (Shoreline)
Tue May 02 2006 darcm10021 at yahoo dot com
Moto Beta 175cc
Hello, I am trying to complete a restoration of a moto beta 175cc turismo veloce.
During shipping from Italy the mirror, right side battery box and cover for the electrical panel under the seat were (destroyed, stolen, misplaced enter whatever you like here). The bike is very near completion. I am looking for these parts
does anyone have any suggestion as to where to look or who to ask.
Fri Feb 24 2006 PaulKantharia at aol dot com
beta xr 50
I think I have an xr50, and I am trying to get some dating info about it.
The frame number is : 25*27774* IGM3912DM.
The engine number is: 17 6 3 Beta mod c.
If there is any one out there who can help please do.
Sun Feb 05 2006 chichi.wat at wanadoo.fr
béta kit cross compétition rare 50cm
je vends le kit de béta plus 26mm piston parfait 40mm trés rare ,
bon état à voir peu réparation le chemise petit trou a voir super jamais vu!!!!
Translation: Béta kit cross competition rare 50CM I sell the kit of béta more 26MM perfect piston 40MM rare, very good state to see little repair the small shirt hole has to see great never
Tue Oct 11 2005 cjmark at panetwork dot com
Moto Beta Turismo Veloce
Does anybody have information about a Moto Beta Turismo Veloce? It's a two-stroke, mid-1950s, of about 175cc. I'm looking for a shop/service manual, parts diagram, general info on the bike, etc.
Sun Sep 04 2005 david.scott at racingredmotorsport.net
I am buying a Moto Beta 175 to ride in the Moto Giro, it's supposed to be 1958, the engine looks almost identical to a Morini, did they make their own engines then??
I have since found a mention of the Mercurio ( I think that's the model name on the engine) and that says it's a 150!!!!
Thu Jun 02 2005 rijschoolrijen at hetnet.nl
do you know what year this bike was made and do you have technical information?
Machine appears to be a 125cc twostroke from the early to mid 1960's with a Bing carbie, Beta on rhs engine case, jampot style rear suspension, plastic tank cap, deeply valanced guards, cylindrical steel toolbox
beneath dualseat, heel & toe gearlever rhs, chain and exhaust on rhs. Ed.
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