September 06, 2017 8 min read
Engine: This is the smallest 2-stroke engine of the Enduro range currently produced at Beta's factory in Italy. The result of a long process of design and development, carried out entirely by the Technical and R&D Departments with the focus being a proper engine layout designed to optimize the distribution of weight while paying close attention to the power delivery. The result of the engine’s components including the crankshaft and gearbox, has created a compact engine that provides the optimum performance and reliability. The power delivery is smooth, yet powerful which is a feature not found in many models this size.
Chassis: The frame, in chrome molybdenum with double cradle split above the exhaust port, has been redesigned for a small engine, revising its principal dimensions and ensuring an optimal positioning of the engine. This solution has allowed particular characteristics of the RR family to be further enhanced, such as its great maneuverability and ridability – even more noticeable due to the low weight of the motorcycle – as well as stability.
The new 2018 Beta 250/300 RR 2-Strokes are arriving to the market with many new features. The Beta engineers, along with guidance from their top riders, Steve Holcombe and Alex Salvini, have designed a new line of motorcycles that are remarkably 10.4 pounds lighter in weight with better performance than the previous models!
But this drop in weight is not the only noteworthy feature. The engines, running gear and suspension have all been given significant technical updates which has further enhanced the strengths of this new generation of RR models making them easy to handle and fun to ride, while offering a high degree of reliability, continuing the term “Rideability”.
Engine: Compared to the 2017 model year, a great deal of development has gone into the engine’s innovation including increased performance, these new features have also shaved off 3.7 lbs.
Chassis: A great deal of attention has also gone into the rest of the motorcycle including the chassis and suspension which continues to use a Sachs rear shock absorber and Sachs 48 mm diameter front fork but with a new slider. Both benefit from updated settings to work in junction with the new frame. Many other innovations have been combined with this time-tested solution aimed at improving the aesthetic appearance as well as the dynamic performance of the motorcycle, through a weight reduction of the chassis of an additional 6.6 lbs!
The new 2018 Beta RR-S Dual Sport models have been updated significantly to continue the reputation as being the most rideable motorcycles on the market. The RR-S full size range continues their reputation of offering the most “Rideability” with four different displacements to cater to all riders including 350, 390, 430, and 500cc.
A whopping 8.7 lbs. has been reduced from all four models for 2018. Along with this weight savings, a new clutch system has been developed for smoother operation and less drag. A new slimmer clutch cover has been added to compliment the new clutch.
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