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2018 Models Launch

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Here goes- from Beta UK

 

Beta presents the new Enduro RR 2018!

Lighter weight with better performance than ever before
The new Enduro RR my 2018 is coming on the market with many new features.

The Tuscan manufacturer was able to transfer of much of the know-how gained from the great racing successes of the 2016 season from the competition bikes to the production models after victories in both the Riders World Championship (E3 class) and the Manufacturers World Championship (EnduroGp class). The Beta engineers at Rignano, with guidance from their top riders, Steve Holcombe and Alex Salvini, have designed a new line of motorcycles that are remarkably lighter in weight with better performance than the previous models; 4.7 kg lighter for the 2-stroke versions and a whopping 5.3 kg shaved off the 4-stroke bikes.

But this drop in weight is not the only feature worthy of note. The engines, running gear and suspension are products of a significant technical evolution which has further enhanced the strengths of this new generation of RR models giving them an ease of handling with a solid and immediate feeling as well as a high degree of reliability.

The design was also revised with the introduction of a new rear fender, a new color for the plastics and graphics and, on the 4-stroke versions, a muffler with a completely new profile as well as a new internal layout.

Keeping with Beta tradition, six different displacements will be available for the RR my 2018: 250 and 300 cc 2-stroke and 350, 390, 430 and 480 cc 4-stroke models, each distinguished by their own specific character. This new range will allow every rider to find just the right Beta model at the right price.

Prices to follow.

 

 

More pics are up on facebook-
 

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All the changes sound good except I liked the red and you have to have a kick starter no matter how reliable you say your e start is.

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My guess is that the rear fenders from today's RR will still bolt up.

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Whoah, wait ... I just noticed the jazzy gold forks are gone!

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LOL, looks like a phat Xtrainer to me!

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4 strokes going to dual injectors mapping each engine differently. Exhaust tuned for low end power.

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A lot of weight reduction has come from putting a lithium battery on and removing the kickstarter. Shame they have removed the kick starter as the electrics leave much to be desired. The new look looks good though, looking forward to seeing the race editions.

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The white is much better IMO and it looks like a kick starter can be added. All the changes look positive to me especially on the 2stks. Wish more weight had been lost on the 4stks. Overall I think this is the biggest step forward for Beta. :thumbsup:

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Once again DB gets the weight thing wrong. Can anyone on staff read at all? 

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So the well over 30% growth that Beta has seen in world markets in the last 2 years compared to even more in the US is about to peg the needle again.

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54 minutes ago, YHGEORGE said:

The white is much better IMO and it looks like a kick starter can be added. All the changes look positive to me especially on the 2stks. Wish more weight had been lost on the 4stks. Overall I think this is the biggest step forward for Beta. :thumbsup:

11.6 pounds is a pretty good amount. Of course kickstart and battery are probably about half of that. 

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41 minutes ago, ccullins said:

11.6 pounds is a pretty good amount. Of course kickstart and battery are probably about half of that. 

Sorry for the off-topic, saw a picture of you guys tackling the last dog standing....

How'd it go?

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I prefer the styling of the 2017 model... I may be a touch bias though :p

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53 minutes ago, ccullins said:

11.6 pounds is a pretty good amount. Of course kickstart and battery are probably about half of that. 

Where did you get that figure? What bike are you speaking of? Beta's release says nothing like that, 4.7 for the 2stk and 5.3 for the 4stks.

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12 minutes ago, YHGEORGE said:

Where did you get that figure? What bike are you speaking of? Beta's release says nothing like that, 4.7 for the 2stk and 5.3 for the 4stks.

Beta claims 2 stroke weight is 10.4 lbs lighter... which is close to 4.7 kg. 

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13 minutes ago, YHGEORGE said:

Where did you get that figure? What bike are you speaking of? Beta's release says nothing like that, 4.7 for the 2stk and 5.3 for the 4stks.

5.3 kg = 11.6 pounds. Or at least that's what google says?

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metric measurements are only confusing for some...for the rest of the world its very straightforward and consistent... even though we still deal with imperial measurements for things like tires...and wave heights....

what about the bike capacities ?....300cc as a 18.3 cu..sounds a bit lame...

That means the soon to be announced 125 would be a 7.6 cu and the 200 is a 12.2cu :-)

My understanding is the US military operates with metric measurements.....

 

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51 minutes ago, OscarFox said:

Sorry for the off-topic, saw a picture of you guys tackling the last dog standing....

How'd it go?

4th overall. Not too bad for his first extreme enduro. Way different than EX!

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