2014 Beta 498 RR-Race Edition

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The 2014 Beta 498 RR-Race Edition raises the bar even higher than the base 498 model in terms of looks and performance.

The motorcycle is equipped with a 497, Beta-built single cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine which is fueled by a 2 gallons fuel tank. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission with wet multidisc clutch.

To be able to deal effortless even with the toughest terrains, the Beta 498 RR-Race Edition features a high 12.6” ground clearance and a pair of light wheels (21” front and 18” rear) wrapped in rugged Michelin Enduro Competition tires.

Other key features offered by the Beta 498 RR-Race Edition include 48mm Marzocchi Closed Cartridge factory forks, billet aluminum foot pegs and dual map CDI ignition for dry and wet riding.

The Beta 498 RR-Race Edition is available in limited numbers and comes with a base price of $9,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the Beta 498 RR-Race Edition.


Beta 498 RR-Race Edition

Beta Race Editions are offered for the play rider or racer looking for more bling and performance. With their factory 48mm closed cartridge Marzocchi front fork to the molded-in-plastic graphics, these models are all about off road! (Quantities are limited).

2014 Beta 498 RR-Race Edition Key Features:

• 48mm Marzocchi Closed Cartridge factory fork
• Billet aluminum foot pegs
• Red aluminum chain adjuster blocks and oil filler plug
• Front axle pull
• Dual map CDI ignition for dry and wet riding
• Black shifter and rear brake pedal
• Hand guards
• Handlebar pad


Engine Type:Beta-Built single cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter.
Compression Ratio:12.1:1
Ignition:DC-CDI with variable ignition timing, Kokusan.
Spark Plug:NGK LKAR 8A-9
Lubrication:Twin oil pumps with cartridge oil filter. Separate oil for engine and clutch .8 liter each
Carburetor:Keihin FCR-MX 39mm
Clutch:Wet multi-disc
Final Drive:O-ring chain
Frame:Molybdenum steel/double cradle w/quick air filter access.
Seat Height:36.8”
Ground Clearance:12.6”
Footrest Height:16.2”
Steering Rake/Offset:26.5 degree rake/23mm Offset
Dry Weight:236 lbs.
Fuel Tank Capacity:2 US gallons
Front Suspension:48 mm Factory Marzocchi closed cartridge fork, SKF seals and PFP adjuster.
Rear Suspension:Aluminum Body Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel:11.4”
Rear Wheel Travel:11.4”
Front Brake:260mm floating rotor
Rear Brake:240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim:21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire:Michelin Enduro Competition
Warranty:6 month Limited Warranty

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