Sweet new bodywork and graphics plus meaningful engine and chassis updates for Beta's popular Xtrainer model for 2020.
Building on the innovations introduced with the 2020 enduro range earlier this season, Beta have introduced a host of changes to their popular Xtrainer model for the new season.
Focussing, Beta say, on improving performance without compromising the Xtrainer’s user-friendliness, the changes follow suit the 2020 RR models updates include a counterbalanced two-stroke engine, improved chassis and suspension and a sweet new set of bodywork and graphics.
2020 engine updates in a nutshell:
- Countershaft introduced to reduce vibration, increases inertia and upgrade the power delivery curve improving rideability through all gears and all revs
- New crankshaft is revised with the countershaft and improves overall inertia plus increases lubrication in the crankcase to reduce lateral friction and “free-up” engine movement
- Clutch plates redesigned for smoother, more controlled gear shifts
2020 chassis changes:
- Modified longer swingarm for better stability and traction
- Forks improved control for more effective resistance against violent impact
- Shock absorber also improved against sharp impact
- New chain guide longer to adapt to the new swingarm
- Longer gearing to match the engine's new power delivery
- Mapping selector
New ergonomic/bodywork features:
- New tank ducting
- New headlamp cowl
- Front fender with variable-thickness geometry reducing weight and improving rigidity
- New handlebar protector
- New digital instruments and instrument panel
Beta hit the spot with many of the less focussed riders out there when they introduced the Xtrainer. It has surely been a hit for dealers selling out as quick as they can get hold of them in many cases.
Beta are also pretty keen to push the Xtrainer as the bike “for all those who want to enter the world of Extreme Enduro” and we can see why – certainly it is a bike increasingly common at events like Romaniacs.
In our tests on the Xtrainer it is clearly not just manufacturer speak when Beta say “pliable and linear power delivery make it an extremely rider-friendly bike to ride.”
The lower seat height, 910mm compared to 930mm in the RR range, helps confidence and at just 98kg it is a very manageable bike in different riding conditions.
The automatic oil injection system eliminates the need for a fuel-oil premix too when it comes to trail riding. The very competitive pricing for the Xtrainer also helps of course – we have no details on pricing for the 2020 model at time of writing but expect it to remain a wallet pleaser.
Frame perimetric frame in molybdenum steel with double cradle split above the exhaust port
Wheelbase 1467 mm
Max length 2157 mm
Max width 802 mm
Max height 1245 mm
Seat height 910 mm
Ground clearance 320 mm
Footrest height 390 mm
Dry weight 99 kg (front 48 kg; rear 51 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 8,5 l.
Oil tank capacity 650cc
Cooling system capacity 1,3 l.
Front suspension Hydraulic USD fork with ø 43 mm shaft
Rear suspension Monoshock with progressive compound lever
Shock absorber stroke 110 mm
Front wheel travel 270 mm
Rear wheel travel 270 mm
Front brake Wave disc ø260 mm and double-piston floating caliper
Rear brake Wave disc ø240 mm and single-piston floating caliper
Front rim 21 x 1,6 - 36 holes
Rear rim 18 x 1,85 - 36 holes
Front tyre 80/100 - 21
Rear tyre 140/80 -18
Type Single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Displacement 293,1 cc
Compression ratio 11,45:1
Exhaust Valve BPV Systsem
Starter electric starter
Ignition AC Kokusan - digital CDI with oil pump controller
Spark plug NGK GR7CI8
Induction system induction reed
Lubrication Mixing with electronic pump
Carburettor Keihin PWK 36
Clutch wet multi-disc clutch
Primary drive Z.27/72
Transmission six gears/chain
Engine oil SAE 10W/40
Consumption l/100 km 2.978
Pollution Co2 [g/km] 71
Availability: October 2019
More information: BetaMotor.com
Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.firstname.lastname@example.org