If an Italian dirt-bike company based in the California winegrowing town of Paso Robles sounds like a dream – well, it practically is. Beta has specialized in trials and enduro bikes for decades, and today’s lineup is maturing like a vintage Chianti. For 2014, Beta motorcycle choices include trials, off-road and dual-sport bikes. Mototrial Evo models are built for competition or play-riding, and feature a choice of two-stroke or four-stroke engines from 125cc to 300cc, with all components designed and built in Italy. Junior-size trials bikes are also included in the lineup. The RR Enduro bikes are also available in two- and four-stroke varieties, from 250cc to 300cc for the ‘strokers and between 350cc and 498cc for the thumpers. The RS Dual Sport range is four-stroke only, with models ranging from 400cc to a 520cc big-bore.