2013 Beta Alp 4.0

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Meet the Beta Alp 4.0, a versatile motorcycle powered by a 349 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled, S.O.H.C. engine.

The engine is married to a six speed transmission with wet, multi0disc clutch and comes with a fresh exhaust system for 2013.

Other modifications made for 2013 include new plastics with a modern design, a more efficient headlamp and two new paint-and-graphics schemes, namely White Pearl and Red.

The motorcycle is built on a solid steel chassis and features front Hydraulic forks with ø46 mm shaft and a rear monoshock with adjustable spring preload.

On the safety side of things, the 2013 Beta Alp 4.0 comes with front and rear disk brakes with a double-piston calipers.

The bike rides on 21 inch front and 18 inch rear rims that can be shod in both enduro tyres or road tyres.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Beta Alp 4.0.

Overview

Beta Alp 4.0

Beta presents the new Alp 4.0, a real factotum-vehicle. This 100% versatile bike is approved for mounting, both enduro tyres (on production models) for amazing trips on the paths through mountains and woods, or road tyres to bite the traffic of the town.

Its engine is a real 350cc 4-stroke classic: simple and created to last, absolutely reliable and perfectly faithful to the 4.o’s nature: excellent performances with no excessiveness.

Even the frame respects this principles: a solid steel chassis, simple and essential and an adjustable rear shock absorber assuring a good comfort on every roadbed. The disk brakes with a double-piston calipers assure a reliable and vigorous breaking.

For this year it is even newer and more exciting:
plastics with a new modern and sophisticated design, a new better-looking and more efficient headlamp unit, a new exhaust system, and two brand new paint-and-graphics schemes: White Pearl, Red

2013 Beta Alp 4.0 Key Features

Beta Alp 4.0

plastics with a new modern and sophisticated design, a new better-looking and more efficient headlamp unit, a new exhaust system, and two brand new paint-and-graphics schemes: White Pearl, Red.

Verdict

The Beta alp 4.0 is can be considered a decent daily commuter or off road bike and is able to reward its rider with a pretty fun riding experience.

Its 350 cc engine however is a bit old compared to other units in its class. But despite its dated technology it is still one of the most reliable units in its class and has all it needs to deal with anything you throw at it. It can be a bit buzzy above 60mph and its maximum speed won’t impress many experienced riders either.

In terms of ride and handling, the Beta Alp receives good marks, as its long travel suspension and the high riding position give you confidence both in the city and on the off road tracks.

The 2013 Beta Alp 4.0 costs around £3400, which is a pretty fair price for what it has to offer.

Specifications

Beta Alp 4.0
Engine typeSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled, S.O.H.C.
Bore79,0 mm
Stroke71,2 mm
Displacement349cc
Compression ratio9,5:1
CarburettorMikuni BST 33
FeedingUnleaded gasoline
StarterElectric
Lubricationforced with pump
Valves4
IgnitionElectronic
Spark plugNGK CR9EK - DENSO U27ETR
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch
Primary trasmissionZ. 15/48
Transmission6 speed
Engine oilSAE 15W/50 (1.900cc)
Framesteel double cradle frame
Wheel base1444 mm
Max length2208 mm
Max width850 mm
Max height1240 mm
Seat height863 mm
Ground clearance275 mm
Footrest height356 mm
Dry weight133 kg
Fuel tank capacity10,5 l.
Reserve3,0 l.
Front suspensionHydraulic fork with ø46 mm shaft
Rear suspensionMonoshock with adjustable spring preload
Shock absorber stroke83 mm
Front wheel travel220 mm
Rear wheel travel220 mm
Front brake discø260 mm
Rear brake discø220 mm
Front rim1,85 x 21
Rear rim3,00 x 18
Front tyre1,85 - 21 (90/90 - 21) 54R
Rear tyre130/90 - 18 standard homol. 140/80 - 18 or 130/80 - 18

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