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2013 Beta 450RS


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Beta revealed its new 2013 450S motorcycle. The 2013 Beta 450RS was especially created for off-road riding and features a Beta-Built single cylinder, Titanium 4-valve, 4-stroke liquid cooled engine. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter with back up kick starter and its power is kept under control by a six speed transmission. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the 2013 model comes with a new clutch primary gear and springs for better engagement and clutch action. You also get a redesigned cylinder head including reinforced camshaft bridge, valve retainers, and updated cam chain tensioner.

The motorcycle is built on a redesigned frame especially developed to improve the overall stability and handling. As far as suspensions are concerned, the 2013 Beta 450RS features a new Sachs 48mm fork with TFX technology with adjustable compression and rebound, and a rear Sachs shock absorber with adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Beta 450RS.

2013 Beta 450RS Features

  • Redesigned cylinder head including reinforced camshaft bridge, valve retainers, and updated cam chain tensioner to help reduce engine noise.
  • New clutch primary gear and springs for better engagement and clutch action.
  • Updated counterbalance bearings for increased reliability.
  • Stronger cam chain guides
  • Increased oil volume to the engine cam chain for reduced friction.
  • New oil drain plug for easier oil changes.

Chassis:

  • All new Sachs 48mm fork with TFX technology, developed by Sachs exclusively for Beta. This new design allows the fork to move through its stroke with very little friction.
  • New SKF fork seals and wipers with self-lubricating compounds to also reduce stiction.
  • New triple clamp to match perfectly with the new front fork.
  • Redesigned frame with extra gussets as well as an increased tube diameter on the lower tubes. This new frame has less flex and has improved stability.
  • New front and rear brake rotors.
  • New Brembo clutch master cylinder for a better clutch feel and engagement.
  • Redesigned muffler (Spark Arrestor) offers better flow while retaining a quiet exhaust note.
  • Redesigned front headlight and front fender support
  • Striking new red color for 2013

USA Specifications*

EngineType: Beta-Built single cylinder, Titanium 4-valve, 4-stroke liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter
Bore95mm
Stroke63.4mm
Displacement449cc
Compression Ratio11.95:1
IgnitionDC-CDI with variable ignition timing, Kokusan
Spark PlugNGK LKAR8A-9
LubricationTwin oil pumps with cartridge oil filter. Separate oil for engine and clutch .8 liter each
CarburetorKeihin FCR-39mm
ClutchWet multi-disc
Primary Ratio31:73
Transmission6-speed
Final DriveO-ring chain, Regina
FrameMolybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Quick Air filter access from the side
Wheelbase58.1”
Seat Height36.6”
Ground Clearance12.6”
Footrest Height16.25”
Dry Weight249 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity2.1 US gallons
Front Suspension45mm Marzocchi USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound
Rear SuspensionSachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel11.4”
Rear Wheel Travel11.4”
Final Gearing14t front, 45t rear
Front Brake260mm rotor
Rear Brake240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear TireMichelin Enduro, DOT approved
Warranty12 month Limited Warranty

*specifications subject to change without notice.



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