Motorcycle insurance bargains: Beta Alp

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Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Beta Alp.                   

Insurance group: 7
Engine: 200/349cc single
Power: 27bhp
Top speed: 75mph 
Weight: 135kg                        

The Beta Alp is available in two 350cc versions, one looking like a trials machine, the other a Supermoto. If you are keen on trials then the slightly lighter Alp 200 might be enough for you, but the Beta Supermoto 350 makes a decent commuter/weekend fun bike.

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There's nowt wrong with the Beta Alp's old 350 Suzy lump, in fact it's renowned amongst off-roaders as one of the toughest engines you can hammer through a swamp all day long. You can hustle this motorcycle through jams Monday-Friday no problem and the Supermoto comes with some classy spoked alloy wheels too.

You cannot fault the Beta Alp's Suzuki engine - that will probably outlast the next ice age. The Beta Alp 4.0 Trail looks pretty basic as you might expect and although there's no mirrors on it, you do get a front mudguard, although what use that would be in a muddy stream is anyone's guess. The Supermoto version has the same basic layout.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer