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2013 Beta Alp 125


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Beta reinvented the old Alp and gave it a double personality. The new model comes with a range of significant upgrades and has the ability to convert from an all-round off-road bike to a trials model.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a new trellis frame, which is combined with a set of sporty suspensions that help it deal effortless with any type of track. Talking about suspensions they consist of a front hydraulic fork with 38 mm shaft and a rear monoshock with adjustable spring preload.

At the heart of the Beta Alp 125 lies a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled engine which sends its power to the ground through a five speed transmission with Wet multi-disc clutch.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by a set of capable disc brakes (245 mm front and 220 mm rear).

Hit the jump for more information on the Beta Alp 125.

Overview

Beta Alp 125

Innovative new concept: from off-roader to trials bike in a few minutes
It’s called the ALP, a classic among off-road two-wheelers, but all that is left of the previous model is the name. New design, new cycle parts, but above all a new concept behind it: it converts from an all-round off-road bike to a trials machine in a few minutes. The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. There are no accessories to buy, all you need is a screwdriver to remove the tank cover and seat, to get an entry level trials bike. One bike, two uses, and only a few minutes to make the conversion.

The new Alp 125/200 retains the characteristic features of reliability and low running costs which have made it such a success in recent years, and it gains innovative product functions which enhance its character. The cycle parts are now based on a new trellis frame, which thanks to the new suspension combines terrific handling, off road and on, and surprising agility. Feather weight and low ride height complete the picture. It is enormous fun for day-to-day travelling, and even more striking is its safety for off-road riding. The design, too, is completely new. Compact and athletic, the new Alp stands out for the originality of its concept, with sleek and dynamic lines.

Verdict

The Beta Alp has a lot to love. For the starters it offers a great handling thanks to its new frame design and the fresh suspension setup.

You also get a pretty decent engine which despite the fact that is not as technologically advanced as other units in this class is still able to reward you with good performances.

You won’t have any complains about the stopping power either and the suspension setup is also pretty good for a compact off road bike.

The only faults are its peppered price, reliability and built quality, but other than that the Alp 125 must be appreciated for its versatile character and fun riding experience.

Specifications

Beta Alp 125
Engine typeSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled
Bore54 mm
Stroke54 mm
Displacement124 cc
Compression ratio10:1
IgnitionElectronic Moriyama F5HH
Spark plugNGK R CR7 HSA
Lubricationforced with pump
FeedingUnleaded gasoline
CarburettorMikuni UCAL 5Nh ø26-38
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch
Primary trasmissionZ. 20/68
Gear box5 speed
Secondary trasmissionZ 14/54
Engine oilSAE 15W/50 (850 cc)
Framesteel double cradle frame
Wheel base1370 mm
Max length2085 mm
Max width800 mm
Max height1115 mm
Seat height835 mm (725 mm without seat)
Ground clearance290 mm
Footrest height345 mm
Dry weight98 kg
Fuel tank capacity6,0 l.
Reserve1,5 l.
Front suspensionHydraulic fork with ø38 mm shaft
Rear suspensionMonoshock with adjustable spring preload
Shock absorber stroke63 mm
Front wheel travel170 mm
Rear wheel travel185 mm
Front brake discø245 mm
Rear brake discø220 mm
Front rim1,60 x 21
Rear rim2,75 x 18
Front tyre90/90 - 21
Rear tyre120/80 - 18


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