First look: all-new Beta RR 50cc two-stroke Enduro models
Beta Motorcycles have announced all-new 50cc two-stroke Enduro models to deliver “racing attitude” to a new, post-pandemic generation – both Sport and higher-spec Racing versions are available for street and off-road.
Beta know the 50cc motorcycle market is an important one, it has fed generations of riders who’ve grown up to ride and enjoy bikes as a life passion. They also point out the latest generation of young riders have taken to two-wheels in greater numbers most recently due to the pandemic – who wants to sit on a bus or train to get to college now, right?
They are answering this new wave with new models, Enduro and Motard, which will come in standard RR plus Sport and upgraded Racing versions giving options for street and genuine off-road Beta claim.
The new RR 50s feature a new chassis, a Euro 5 compliant engine, and plastics design inspired by the bigger RR Enduro models as ridden by Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman in the EnduroGP World Championship.
RR 50 ENDURO technical highlights:
Inspired by its bigger siblings, the RR 50 Enduro “is born to face all kinds of terrain, from free-time practice to daily commuting.”
- Two-stroke single-cylinder engine, liquid-cooled, equipped with oil mixer (except for the RR 50 Racing which needs pre-mixed fuel)
- New gearshift mechanism in the six-speed gearbox with new forged fork for precise clutch use
- New gas vapor recovery system as per Euro 5 regulations
- New air filter box is an integral part of the vehicle design developed to reduce noise and with a quick-release system for an easier maintenance – just as the racing models
- New chassis with a revised geometry, for better handling and improved agility
- New design tank, plastics (headlight, fenders and side panels) and saddle mimic the pure racing style inspired by the bigger RR 2T/4T
- Rear subframe in polymer which perfectly integrates the electric components, the air box, and the steel brackets
- Longer swingarm for an increased riding stability and a better traction
- Shock absorbers revised to improve performance on and off road
- New compact exhausts system
- New single lock system requires one key for steering lock/ignition, tank, and saddle
- New rear LED tail light
- Brakes: front 260mm, rear 220mm discs/rotors
- New 6.5L tank
- New micro-cast footrests
- New decal graphics in red/white and sport/racing colours
Racing models get the upgrades
As mentioned already, the new RR 50 models come in Sport and Racing versions (Sport and Track in the Motard model). The Racing model is aimed at a more sport-oriented rider and fits right into the family of race bikes further along the RR range.
Like the bigger capacity siblings, the Racing version features a clear fuel tank, red powder-coated frame, has upgraded suspension, stronger front brake, twin-sided radiators (single on the standard version) and dispenses with the separate oil mixer found on the Sport model (requires premixed fuel).
RR 50 Enduro RACING technical differences:
- Aluminum swingarm
- Upside-down 41mm adjustable forks
- Cone-shaped 28.5mm handlebar with no crossbar
- Red anodized aluminium muffler
- Rear suspension with progressive linkage
- Rear shock absorber with expansion chamber, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound
- No counter-balancer shaft: less engine inertia for better racing performance
- Double radiator
- Alloy rims
- Clear enduro fuel tank and requires premix fuel
- Red chassis
- Double-piston front brake caliper
The new models are available now from Beta dealers. More information: www.betamotor.com