First look at Beta's “new generation of Enduro motorcycles” – the eight-strong 2020 RR model range launching this week in Italy.
Beta Motor have released the details of their 2020 Enduro model line with the clear message this is no “simple redesign” but a new generation of Enduro motorcycles under the RR moniker.
Slim, lightweight, safe and reliable stands out early in the press material released today from the Italian manufacturer.
An expanded research and development team of designers, engineers and test riders have delivered an RR range which they claim has made “enormous advances” for 2020.
In the engine department a completely new power unit in the four stroke range pays particular attention to engine cooling and efficiency.
In the chassis department the focus is on a completely redesigned frame across the model range with new geometry and rigidity.
From a rider’s point of view, Beta are offering a new “superstructure” design to the bodywork from tip of the front fender backwards to a new tail piece and seat unit.
Here are all the details that matter from the Beta Motor 2020 RR Enduro model press release…
2020 Beta RR engines four-stroke (350/390/430/480cc) in a nutshell:
- A complete redesign to reduce weight and bulk of moving parts by raising the clutch position and moving the crankshaft back.
- Centre of gravity moved closer to the swingarm pivot for significantly better handling. An overall weight reduction of around 1 kg (2.2 lbs.)
- A redesigned magnesium clutch cover, redeveloped to improve oil flow to the clutch assembly more efficiently.
- Magnesium flywheel cover, redesigned in line with the rest of the engine, now with a more functional and modern look.
- New water pump system improving flow-rate and efficiency of the cooling system's ability to transfer heat, keeping average temperatures lower, improving performance, and providing a more simplified cooling hose system.
- Cylinder and head redesigned matched with the updated cooling system to lower engine temperatures.
- Oil circuit redesigned for improved heat transfer between oil and water in the front section of the crankcase to keep the oil temperature lower.
- Clutch with redesigned discs in a new material to ensure smoother and more modular gear shifting.
- Redesigned gearing, now shorter and lighter.
- New gearshift mechanism with a lighter cam to improve shifting.
- Gearshift lever redesigned in line with the new engine and frame layout.
- Addition of a neutral sensor.
- Updated EFI mapping.
2020 Beta RR two-stroke (250/300 cc) engines in a nutshell:
- New counter-balancer to reduce vibration by increasing inertia and improving the power delivery curve. The counter-balancer improves the power delivery throughout the rpm range.
- Cylinder head redesigned (250 cc only) to improve torque at low rpm.
2020 Beta RR 125 two-stroke in a nutshell:
- New cylinder with modified exhaust port and diameters.
- New exhaust flange.
- New exhaust valve system and new boosters.
- New clutch cover with air purging system operated by the modified clutch mechanism with a modified oil inlet cap position.
- New exhaust valve drive, which opens at a different rate to improve power delivery.
- New expansion chamber.
These modifications to the 125 RR (derived straight from the 2019 Racing model) have allowed Beta to achieve added torque at low rpm while greater power at the high revs, for increased performance across the entire power curve while at the same time, provides a bike that is easier to ride they claim.
2020 Beta RR Enduro chassis’ in a nutshell:
- New frame with redesigned geometry and rigidity for increased agility and stability.
- Reduced weight and reliability boosted with the use of precision-cast components. Improved comfort and reduced vibration reduced thanks to new head bolts.
- New frame is narrower at the base to improve handling over difficult sections and typical off-road tracks.
- Cooling system water hoses placed inside the frame and more efficient radiators to improve heat transfer and allow engines to operate at lower temperatures even in the most extreme conditions.
- Modified swingarm, now longer for the four stroke range and the 200cc two-stroke model, for better stability and traction.
- Completely redesigned tailpiece including the composite subframe for greater strength to reduce breakage during off road riding.
- All filter box components and related accessories are now housed inside (electrical components and oil reservoir for two-strokes).
- New air filter boot.
- New filter mounting system, providing quicker and more accurate installation.
- Improved fork design with new inner cartridge to lower the centre of gravity to improve plushness and reaction particularly the action over square-edge bumps.
- New internal valving updated to work with the new frame design.
- New rear shock absorber with new top-out system, which is now a spring to improve grip and contact with the ground during hard braking.
- New longer shock bumper with more progressive compression. This ensures good protection of the buffer and improves bottoming resistance.
- New valving, to work in-line with the new frame.
2020 Beta RR design and ergonomics in a nutshell:
- Larger capacity fuel tanks, of 9.1l (2.4 US gallons) for four strokes and 9.5l (2.55 US gallons) for two-strokes.
- New fuel tanks improve fuel range but also ergonomics and ease-of-movement in the seat.
- Wider handlebars for greater control.
- Exhaust with new layout in line with the bike's new rear section.
- Side stand with bigger foot.
- New precision-cast footpegs that are better at shedding mud and teeth to increase boot grip.
- New chain guide, longer to suit new swingarm.
- New brake pedal, more robust and with larger bearings.
- Shorter 430/480 cc gearing compared to previous models.
Completely new superstructure (front cowl, front and rear fenders, ducts and fairings) which improve ergonomics and the operation of all related parts retaining the Italian design Beta is known for.
- Front fender with variable thickness geometry which reduces weight and increases rigidity.
- New tailpiece in techno-polymer.
- New tailpiece attachments in techno-polymer.
- New handlebar protector.
- Redesigned seat, more comfortable when moving about on the bike.
- New license plate bracket, lighter and with integrated handles.
- New silencer protector (excluding 125 cc).
- New digital instruments and instrument panel.
- Redesigned skid plate.
- New rear light and license plate bracket with integrated handles.
- New frame protectors.
Availability: end of July 2019
We’re attending the launch of the new Beta RR Enduro models later this week in Italy and are pretty eager to find out some more facts behind these details.
Got any questions about the new bikes? If so get in touch at the email address below and we’ll put questions to Beta.Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.email@example.com