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First Look - Beta Enduro RR 125 2T MY 2018
The Beta range is completed with the arrival of the new RR 125 2T MY 2018!
This is a completely new project, the result of a long development cycle and aimed at completing the 2-stroke range which now offers a wealth of choices, from the 50 cc for fourteen-year-olds to the new 125 cc and then to the 250/300 cc models as well as the 4-stroke 350/390/430/480 cc engines.
The heart of the RR 125 2T MY 2018 is dedicated to competition and is
targeted at the Junior and Youth categories of the World Enduro Championship
and the Cadets, Junior and E1 categories of the Italian Enduro Championship,
as well as all the categories reserved for small 2-strokes in the various
The new motorcycle was shown in preview during the Press Presentation of the Enduro MY 2018 range and will be presented to the public at EICMA 2017 and will go into production immediately afterwards.
This is the smallest engine of the Enduro range currently produced at Beta's Rignano factory. The result of a long process of design and development, carried out entirely by the Technical and R&D Departments, it is characterized by a particular layout designed to optimize the distribution of weight and the fluid dynamics of the engine. The relative position of the principal components, crankshaft and gearbox drive shaft, has allowed for reducing the longitudinal dimensions and improving engine breathing under all operating conditions. In this way an engine has been created whose great linearity and progressiveness is its strength. This characteristic, hard to find in small engines, allows full use of the engine from the lowest revs upwards, softening the characteristic torque knock, particularly annoying in small engines with high specific power.There are many distinctive features of this engine, including:
- Double piston rings (ø 54 mm): component designed to ensure high
rigidity and reliability; the choice of double rings provides a better seal at
the low and medium rpm ranges typical of Enduro.
bike derives partly from the larger engines in the range but was developed
specifically to optimize the behavior of the engine-frame combination.
This solution has allowed particular characteristics of the RR family to be further enhanced, such as its great handling and ride-ability – even more noticeable due to the low weight of the motorcycle – as well as stability. Among the many innovations adopted on this motorcycle are:
- Geometry of the new upper attachments: various solutions were researched
and developed before the final one that made it possible to reduce the
vibrations generated by the engine while maintaining significant engine-frame
Prices and availability to follow.