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2019 RR RACING Models
Seven Distinctive Sizes to Choose From

The 2019 Beta RR Racing Editions have arrived! These Italian thoroughbreds are based from the standard RR models yet offer distinctive features found only on race bikes and are manufactured to the same specifications that Beta Factory rider Steve Holcombe used to become 2017 Enduro GP World Champion and allowed Beta to clinch the Enduro GP Constructors' World Championship title. They are also the models that Beta USA factory rider's Max Gerston, Michael Witkowski, and Newly-Crowned 250 Hare & Hound Champion Chance Fullerton used to compete in all of the AMA Championships in 2018.

For 2019, there are a total of seven different RR Racing Editions offered including the addition of the new RR Racing 125 RR! Other racing model sizes return as well providing racers with many choices to suit their riding style. These returning models include 250 and 300cc 2-stroke as well as 350, 390, 430, and 480cc 4-stroke. With many features added to the standard models, the RR Racing line includes the following updates for 2019 that are unique to the model range including the following:

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2019 Beta 300 RR-Race Edition

Suspension

Beta engineers have been hard at work developing the front and rear suspension settings to improve overall handling under the most extreme conditions.

  • Sachs 48 mm closed cartridge fork with anodized slider: stiffer and more resistant to wear, while providing less friction. SKF low-friction fork seals and wipers are also installed.
  • New fork shoes (yoke): stiffer and lighter.
  • New fork guards: designed together with the shoe to combine practicality and design while providing more strength.
  • Fully redesigned ZF Sachs shock: with more compact 46 mm piston, about ½ lb. lighter. The new piston has been designed to ensure more stable operation as the oil temperature varies, while increasing sensitivity to enhance comfort and traction. The small upper base and reservoir have also been redesigned to be farther away from the exhaust pipe while minimizing weight. The new spring is also lighter.
  • Black anodized triple clamp.

Premix:

For racing, the 2-stroke range has no automatic oil injector and requires pre-mix. This feature was removed to reduce weight.

Special components:

The range includes all those aesthetic and practical features one expects from a real Racing bike:

  • Quick-release front axle pull: speeds up tire repairs, saving precious seconds in race situations.
  • Moto-Style hand guards: modern design, tough and "In-Mold" graphics; ideal for extreme off-road riding.
  • Black Aluminum footrests: light yet strong, wider than the standard model's steel pegs to ensure maximum, long-lasting grip under all conditions.
  • Rear sprocket with anodized aluminum core and steel teeth: an unbeatable combination of lightness and durability.
  • Red aluminum chain tensioner blocks. providing quick and precise adjustments to the chain
  • Racing seat with document pocket.
  • Black anodized shift/brake levers.
  • Transmission oil cap, engine oil cap and oil filter cap in red anodized aluminum.
  • Racing graphics and red rim stickers.

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2019 Beta 390 RR-Race Edition

RR Racing 125 cc 2-stroke:

The 125 RR Racing Edition 2-stroke is a stunning achievement: in addition to all the above, it boasts a suspension system specially designed for the 125 chassis.

  • Same front and rear suspension as the larger Racing models.
  • New cylinder, with modified exhaust port and timing charts.
  • New exhaust flange.
  • New exhaust valve system and new boosters.
  • New clutch cover with air bleed system to give the clutch improved feel, a modified oil filler cap position.
  • New clutch basket.
  • New expansion chamber.

Improved low-rev power delivery combined with greater high-rev acceleration, resulting in better performance across the rev range and more linear, manageable power output. The outcome is a considerably broader riding range, a crucial feature on a small-displacement engine.

 

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2019 Beta 125 RR-Race Edition

Availability: November

Prices:                                                                           

  • 125 RR Race                                       $8399.00                     
  • 250 RR Race                                       $9099.00                     
  • 300 RR Race                                       $9299.00                     
  • 350 RR Race                                       $10,199.00                             
  • 390 RR Race                                       $10,299.00                     
  • 430 RR Race                                       $10,399.00
  • 480 RR Race                                       $10,499.00                  

Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charges, sales tax, license, or dealer preparation fees. 

 

 

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I'm thinking there will be a more detailed release in the next couple of days,,,, weeks.

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10 minutes ago, HSV-DirtRider said:

I see nothing about the 200CC version.

The 200 is an RR-only model this year. This release is for the REs.

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19 minutes ago, weantright said:

Took awhile for BNG!

That's BN *in-mold* Graphics to you, as well as the updated fork tubes and new shock that you seem to have overlooked 😉

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Updated anodizing and new lower clamps on the fork. New smaller shock with internal changes to valving. Piston change is required when going to a smaller body otherwise it would not fit?? Other then a revalve and attempt to fix the anodizing issues above list nothing that breaks new ground for Beta. So yes BNG this year. Also I posted more info should be released in the next few days. But please enlighten me on all these new changes since you are a dealer and should know. 

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Let's hope that next year Beta will not follow the ktm way and start s to offer a 'both sides fork preload' on the racing models... 

 

Just.... 

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Sure look nice. Does the standard RR shock share the same update as thew RR-E?

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1 hour ago, dirtbird said:

Let's hope that next year Beta will not follow the ktm way and start s to offer a 'both sides fork preload' on the racing models... 

 

Just.... 

There is a good why reason only WP uses external fork spring preload................

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Not saying it's good or bad, but no surprises here. Same formula Beta has done for many years- take the standard model and add closed cartridge forks, different shock, pegs, sprocket, axle pulls, bling etc. plus take oil injection off the 2t's. Was anyone expecting anything else? (What we want or hope for is a different matter)

125 has some big motor updates though. Should run even stronger. Plus anyone who has tried to put oil in will know how important changing that oil fill position is! 

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Funny you mention the oil fill on the 125. I changed the oil on my EVO 200 and found the most effective method for filling was to lay it completely over on its side.

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6 hours ago, weantright said:

Updated anodizing and new lower clamps on the fork. 

SFF too. Don't you have an orange bike somewhere that could use a little 'kick start' love? :rolleyes:

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3 minutes ago, Goatse said:


 

 


I think it's referring to the graphics on the handguards.

Although it would be nice if Beta has in-mold on their body plastics now. Their stick on graphics are the worst I've seen (as far as lasting).

 

You're right, I just thought I'd distract him 😂

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And they put the RE suspension on a Race Edition 125, so it's too bad they won't do it on a Xtrainer. A race edition Xtrainer would be quite the weapon.

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11 minutes ago, Goatse said:

And they put the RE suspension on a Race Edition 125, so it's too bad they won't do it on a Xtrainer. A race edition Xtrainer would be quite the weapon.

I don't see the  correlation. The 125 is a race bike pure and simple. That's it's job. 

The Cross-Tranier is a trail bike for beginners or people who ride at a slower pace. That's it's job and what Beta builds it for. It's not a race bike at all. I've ridden a Cross-Trainer with RR suspension, it does nothing better than a RR when trying to go fast. 

Even Beta's female racer Morgan Tanke who is maybe 5'-2" has gone to racing a  shortened 250RR over her modified Cross-Trainer. 

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