Back in Black: Beta 200 Street Tracker by Rodando Sur

 Beta 200 Street Tracker

Rolling South, Part II: “RS 2.0” Beta Street Tracker from Buenos Aires!

Argentina has become one of the great hotbeds of the 21-century custom motorcycle scene. Perhaps it’s no surprise that a country with a rich history of horsemanship would connect so deeply with the iron horse. In the city of Buenos Aires — “the Paris of South America” — motorcycles are everywhere, many of them modified according to the rider’s tastes.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

Earlier this year, we featured one of the bikes from the 2020 Argentinian Builders Challenge (ABC), a Beta 200 Street Tracker built by Rodando Sur Moto Garage — a group of friends who rented a space to work on their own bikes, but soon found themselves branching into customer builds:

“Suddenly people started asking us if we build bikes for other people. Now we have a lot of happy customers.”

Beta 200 Street Tracker

Rodando Sur translates to “Rolling South,” and the team has kept rocking-and-rolling, returning in record time with another build: “RS 2.0.” Again, their donor was a Beta Motard 200, a street-legal 200cc four-stroke supermoto the Italian manufacturer used to offer for the South American market. The bike featured 17-inch wheels, front/rear disc brakes, inverted forks, electric start, and an output of 15-16 horsepower. No speed demon, perhaps, but an affordable, versatile donor for a custom build — in fact, it’s the platform chosen for all participants to use in the Argentinian Builders Challenge.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

This time around, the RS crew opted for a burly, blacked-out look. They rebuilt the subframe, made a matching seat, and opted for a slimmer metal tank. The exhaust was built in-house, and the team also painted the full bike themselves.

Below, we get a few more details on the build along with more shots from photographer Diego Abella (@diego_nikph).

Beta Street Tracker: Builder Interview

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.

We’re a group of friends who we rent a place to build our bikes. Suddenly people started asking us if we build bikes for other people. Now we have a lot of happy customers.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?

Make: Beta
Model: Motard 200cc
Year: 2009

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• Why was this bike built?

We build this bike to prove that we can do really nice bikes.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?

We love to build this style of bike.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• What custom work was done to the bike?

We modified the sub-frame, built a new seat, and changed the gas tank. We made a 3D mask for the headlights and the exhaust was built by us in-house. Also we painted the full bike.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• What’s it like to ride?

It’s a really fun bike to use daily.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• Does the bike have a nickname?

Yes, we call it “RS 2.0.”

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• How would you classify this bike?

It’s a street tracker.

Beta 200 Street Tracker

• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?

We are proud of the teamwork it took to put together this creation.

Follow the Builder

Instagram: @rodandosur
Facebook: @RodandoSur
Photographer: @diego_nikph


  1. What was the tire and rim size

  2. Brian Campbell

    This bike proves that big engines have it all their own way.

  3. Very nice. I’d like to see it with dirt bikeish fenders.

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