Beta adds 2-stroke off roaders
September 21, 2012
The following is an industry press release...
American Beta is proud to announce the arrival of their long-anticipated two stroke off road models. The 250 RR and 300 RR add to the already impressive lineup that now totals 24 models.
Starting with the new two strokes available in a 250 and 300, the engines are a completely new design built in-house by Beta. With more than thirty years experience building Trials bikes, the Beta engineers instilled their knowledge of finding traction into the design of the new bike's powerband. The new motor's list of features is long including an electric starter which is placed under the engine to reduce the center of gravity adding to the light weight feeling of the bike. The bikes also come with an FMF exhaust pipe and silencer designed exclusively for Beta. Other engine features include die cast main cases, magnesium engine covers, 6-speed transmission, Keihin 36 PWK carburetor, V-force 4 induction reed system, and an exclusive BPV (Beta Progressive Valve) exhaust valve system.
The chassis of the new two strokers are based from the proven 4 stroke models and include a refined aluminum-body Sachs shock matched to a 48mm Sachs fork with special SKF friction-less forks seals. Other features include a thick plastic skid plate, light weight wheels, Nissin brakes, oring chain, full instrumentation, quick-access air filter, and a forged aluminum side stand.
2013 Beta 300 RR 2-stroke
Beta's 4-stroke off road line up has received many refinements with weight loss being at the top of the list. A total of six pounds has been shaved from all of the four stroke RR models! This weight loss is from a lighter frame, wheels, aluminum shock, redesigned swingarm, and lighter oring chain. Also new on the bikes are a redesigned seat and fuel tank. The fuel tank has a new cap design with a tighter fitting seat. The radiator shrouds and grills have been redesigned to provide improved airflow and a sexier look. New hubs and brake rotors improve strength while saving more than three pounds. There is an added knob to the top of the fork to make rebound adjustments easy. There is also a new meter that has more features and a slim look. Lastly, there is a new auto-decompression system that allows easier starting under extreme conditions. For 2013 they are available in 350, 400, 450, and 498 versions.
2013 Beta 450 RR
The popular RS Dual Sport models have returned this year with red plastic and an updated auto-decompression system to allow for improved starting. There is also a new headlight for improved night riding. The 2012 RS models were sold out by July of this year due to their growing popularity for the hard-core Dual Sport customer. For 2013 they are offered in 350, 450, and 520 versions. There are more than one hundred accessories available from Beta for the RS range and the BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) program is returning for 2013 which allows customers to build their bike online and have it delivered to a Beta dealer.
2013 Beta 450 RS
There is a new RS Supermoto range for 2013 available in a 350, 450, or 520 version. These models are based from the RS range and include 17" Supermoto wheels and tires front and rear as well as a special Supermoto front fender and side stand. Customers can choose wheel and hub color to meet their needs.
2013 Beta RS Supermoto
Returning for 2013 is the popular B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Beta) program. This allows customers to build the bike of their dreams from the American Beta website. Many options can be selected and there is even an instant quote function. Customers may leave a deposit on the bike which will be delivered to a Beta dealer of their choice in roughly 30 days after the order is placed. Customers can learn more at www.americanbeta.com