2013 Beta Urban 125 / 200

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The Beta Urban is an agile motorcycle that was especially created for city use. This model contains all the key attributes of a capable motorcycle being light, nimble and agile. All these features make it a versatile motorcycle that can deal great with congested streets.

The motorcycle’s suspension is kept in check by a front hydraulic fork with 38 mm shaft and a rear monoshock with adjustable spring preload.

The motorcycle is available in two engine versions. The first is propelled by a 124 cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled, S.O.H.C. engine while the second comes with a 199 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled, S.O.H.C. unit. Both engines are mated on five speed transmissions.

The stopping power is assured by a set of disc brakes that measure 245 mm up front and 220 mm out back.

Hit the jump for more information on the Beta Urban 125 and Beta Urban 200.

Overview

Beta Urban 125 / 200

Discover the fun side of the city

Stylish, minimal, athletic, and fun. That’s what’s written in the DNA of URBAN, Beta’s new city model. The Tuscan brand, which comes from a longstanding tradition of quick and easy motorcycles, has taken a fresh look at mobility in the city by creating a blend of genres. Chop finely, pour together, and blend on high: the looks of an urban scrambler, the light weight of a mountain bike, and the ease of handling and low-slung seat of a trial motorcycle. Add a little charismatic design into the mix and you have got the recipe for the new URBAN. A cocktail on wheels that, as its name suggests, is truly at home on the streets, and offers an ideal way to discover the fun side of the city.

Stefano Soldani, Betamotor’s Head of Marketing, explains: “We were not thinking so much of a single target market as of a transversal—even universal—need: the increasing demand for simple motorcycles with big personalities. Urban is a modern re-visitation of the traditional scooter people used to use just to get around the city and have a lot of fun in the process. It comes without the bulk and worry of a larger motorcycle and has more personality than a scooter. We were mostly thinking about customers with a youthful mentality who love sport and lead stylish, dynamic lifestyles in the city."

The trellis frame, mounted on a suspension designed to maximize comfort, ensures that the Urban is as easy to handle as it is fun to drive. Its moderate size and lack of bulk complete the mix, allowing even the most inexperienced to ride with confidence and ease. Urban lends itself well to small manoeuvres and jumps, and is capable of darting nimbly through city traffic. There are two models, both with 4T engines: the 125cc, which is designed for first-time riders or those who want a bike they can ride without a specific motorcycle licence, and the 200cc, for those who prefer higher performance. Sturdy and reliable, the new Beta is the prototype of the no-worries motorcycle. It is fuel-efficient and maintenance has been simplified to the extreme: after all, it is designed to show you only the fun side of the city.

Beta Urban 125

Beta Urban 125 / 200
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
Clutch Wetmulti-disc clutch
Primary trasmissionZ. 20/68
Gear box5 speed
Secondary trasmissionZ 12/52
Engine oilSAE 15W/50 (850cc)
Framesteel double cradle frame
Wheel base1345 mm
Max length2010 mm
Max width800 mm
Max height1115 mm
Seat height835 mm
Ground clearance290 mm
Footrest height310 mm
Dry weight101 kg
Fuel tank capacity6,0 l.
Reserve1,5 l.
Front suspensionHydraulic fork with ø38 mm shaft
Rear suspensionMonoshock with adjustable spring preload
Shock absorberstroke 63 mm
Front wheel travel170 mm
Rear wheel travel185 mm
Front brakedisc ø245 mm
Rear brakedisc ø220 mm
Front rim1,85 x 19
Rear rim2,15 x 16
Front tyre80/100-19 M/C
Rear tyre120/90-16 M/C
Price3.454 €

Beta Urban 200

Beta Urban 125 / 200
Engine TypeSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled, S.O.H.C.
Bore66,0 mm
Stroke58,2 mm
Displacement199cc
Compression ratio9,4:1
CarburettorMikuni BST 31 42AD
FeedingUnleaded gasoline
StarterElectric and mechanical starter
Lubricationforced with pump
IgnitionElectronic
Spark plugNGK DR8EA - DENSO X24ESR-U
Clutch Wetmulti-disc clutch
Primary trasmissionZ. 19/60
Gear box5 speed
Secondary trasmissionZ 15/41
Engine oilSAE 15W/50 (850cc)
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 brakedisc ø245 mm
Rear brakedisc ø220 mm
Front rim1,85 x 19
Rear rim2,15 x 16
Front tyre80/100 - 19 M/C
Rear tyre120/90 - 16 M/C
Price4.155 €
Beta Urban 125 / 200
Beta Urban 125 / 200
Beta Urban 125 / 200

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