Its a Beta TR240, circa 1983, and it has a 200cc reed valve engine. It’s been a brilliant bike and I’ve lost a lot less marks on this than on the SWMs I’ve had. More modern riding position, a great engine and loads of grip. The bike is road registered on a ‘B’ plate.
I bought the bike three years ago from my namesake, who had done some restoration work on the frame and cycle parts. The previous owner had had the engine rebuild by BVM and neither Malcolm nor I have really touched it. The only thing that I’ve done is replace the kickstart shaft with a better one I had in the spares collection.
Speaking of spares, the bike comes with an extensive set of spares (which are listed on the site), including a replacement engine and engine parts. There also parts from other early Beta’s in the collection. I’ve sold some of these over the last two years to other Beta twinshock owners and restorers. But what this means that the concerns potential owners may have over spares and the lack of them are therefore non-existent. I would like to sell this as a package.
The only problem with the bike, is that the Sammy Miller tank on the bike (which is chopped TY250 tank and seat unit) has been got at by ethanol. I’ve filled it with Aradite, but it really needs switching back to the original Acerbis plastic tank (which is included) or replacing with a Sammy Miller or Shedworks tank that fits. It also has a modified TY250 end can, which made a considerable different when i fitted it.
I also have a source for a complete set of replacement graphics for around £30.00 if you want to go for the concours, front-room positioning replacement
Please give me a call on 07720 079845 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’m open to serious offers. I need the space, and also the funds at the moment.