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2013 Beta Minicross R 12


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The Beta Minicross R 12 is a small motorcycle aimed at the kids (aged 8/12) that want to learn the skills of off road ridding at a small age.

The bike was carefully created to help the small rider learn safely how to deal with tight curves, high jumps and difficult tracks and offers a fun riding experience mixed with an intelligent chassis and a lively engine.

Talking about the engine, the Beta Minicros R12 is powered by a single-cylinder, 2-stroke, air cooled engine with lamellar induction in the crankcase. The engine sends its power to the rear wheel through a single speed transmission and is linked to a 2 liters fuel tank.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in check by a set of drum brakes while the ride quality is assured by a solid Ø 30 mm front fork and a rear shock absorber.

Hit the jump for more information on the Beta Minicross R 12.

Overview

Everyday, all around the world, there are many kids trying to make their first experiences on a dirt-track, learning how to face a curve or enjoying their first exciting high jumps, dreaming of being an Off-road Star.

But Beta Minicross is not only competition: beyond the will to win the most important thing is doing a sport to grow up with fun. Minicross is also a vehicle to improve safely the children’s concentration, balance and even consciousness and control of their own body.

Advisable for kids aged 8/12, the 12”/15” wheeled version enable the young riders to refine their skills. Absolutely handy and pleasant, thanks to its reliable Beta engine air cooled, single-speed, R 12 can rely on prompt drum brakes and a solid Ø 30 mm front fork to face the first obstacle in all safety.

Verdict

The Beta Minicross R 12 has all it needs to be considered a great bike for beginners. Its intelligent ergonomics are combined with a reliable engine, while the suspensions are carefully tweaked to help the rider learn the secrets of off road riding in complete safety.

Like any Beta product, the Minicross R12 is also pretty reliable and decently built.

Specifications

Engine typesingle-cylinder, 2-stroke, air cooled, lamellar induction in the crankcase
Bore39,5 mm
Stroke40 mm
Displacement49cc
Compression ratio12,5:1
IgnitionElectronic
Spark plugChampion L 78 C
Lubricationmix with fuel 1,5% (with synthetic oil)
Feedingwith carburettor
CarburettorDell’Orto SHA 14 - 12L
ClutchWet automatic centrifugal type
Primary trasmissionZ. 16/57 straight toothing
TransmissionSingle-speed
Secondary trasmissionZ. 11/53
Engine oilSAE 20w/30 (150cc)
FrameSteel tubing
Wheel base1100 mm
Max length1580 mm
Max width670 mm
Max height990 mm
Seat height740 mm
Ground clearance280 mm
Footrest height310 mm
Dry weight46 kg
Fuel tank capacity2 l.
Reserve0,3 l.
Front suspensionMechanical fork with ø30 mm shaft
Shock absorber stroke57 mm
Front wheel travel155 mm
Rear wheel travel170 mm
Front brake discø180 mm
Rear brakeMechanical drive drum ø90 mm
Front rim15 x 1,50
Rear rim12 x 1,50
Front tyre2,50 - 14
Rear tyre3,00 - 12


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