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2016 Beta 430 RS

2016 Beta 430 RS

Family-owned Beta treats us to another year of dualsport bikes sure to please the dirt riders among us. Making two-wheeled transportation since 1904, Beta motorized their bicycles in the late 1940s and focused heavily on offroad riding starting in the 1970s. The focus of what the folks at Beta call "Beta Rideability" and attention to customer needs keeps them moving forward.

New for the 430 RS in 2016, we find softer foam in the seat, a larger battery for better hot starting, a new front brake hose that allows a better view of the GPS unit, and — here’s the biggie — fuel injection. In 2015 we saw the last of the Keihin FCR-39 mm carburetor, so if you’re one of those anti-FI folks, you’d better grab a 2015 Beta 430 RS while they last.

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2015 Beta 390 RS

2015 Beta 390 RS

Light, compact and sleek, the Beta 390 RS is an exciting dirt bike built for those who love to venture on unpaved roads.

This potent dual sport bike is propelled by a Beta-built single cylinder, 4 valve, 4 stroke, liquid cooled engine with electric start with back up kick starter. Its power is transferred to the ground by means of a six speed transmission with wet multi-disc clutch.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a molybdenum steel frame which sits on a 48 mm Sachs USD fork (with adjustable compression and rebound) and a rear aluminum body Sachs shock absorber (adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression).

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include Voyager GPS unit, handlebar pad from Race Edition, new design seat foam and new graphics and color scheme based from the RR models.

The Beta 390 RS can be yours for no less than $9,299.

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2015 Beta 430 RS

2015 Beta 430 RS

The Beta 430 RS is an unstoppable, street-legal off roader especially developed for the adventurous riders.

It comes with the same engine and suspension updates as the RR models, a newly designed seat, fresh graphics and a handlebar pad borrowed from the Race Edition.

Moreover, the motorcycle also features a Voyager GPS unit with maps, engine temp, outside temp, trip meter and much more.

Power comes from a Beta-built, 431 cc, single cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine with Electric Start with back up kick starter and cooling fan kit. The engine’s power is kept under control by a six speed transmission with wet multi-disc clutch.

As far as prices are concerned, the Beta 430 RS can be yours for no less than $9,699.

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2015 Beta 500 RS

2015 Beta 500 RS

Featuring a wide range of modern technologies, a potent engine and a rugged construction, the Beta 500 Rs can deal effortless even with the toughest tracks.

It is powered by a Beta-built, 478 cc, single cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke liquid cooled engine with, electric start with back up kick starter and cooling fan kit. The engine is kept under control by a six speed transmission with wet multi-disc clutch.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light molybdenum steel frame with double cradle split above exhaust port.

For enhanced practicality, the Beta 500 RS is equipped with a Voyager GPS unit with maps, engine temp, outside temp, trip meter and much more.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include a newly designed seat foam, new graphics and more than 300 optional accessories.

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2014 Beta 400 RS

2014 Beta 400 RS

The Beta 400 RS is equipped with a comprehensive list of features which help it deliver first class performances in terms of ride and handling.

The motorcycle is propelled by a Beta-built single cylinder, 4 valve, 4 stroke liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 398 cc. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission with wet multi0disc clutch and is fed by a 2 gallons fuel tank.

The Beta 400 RS is also equipped with a modern Trial Tech Voyager GPS unit which among other features includes downloadable maps, hours, clock, trip meters, engine temperature.

The bike’s ride is kept in check by a 48 mm Sachs front fork and a rear mono-shock with an all-aluminum body.

The 2014 Beta 400 RS is offered with a base price of $9,599.

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2014 Beta 450 RS

2014 Beta 450 RS

The Beta 450 RS is a practical motorcycle that was built with versatility in mind. At the heart of the motorcycle lies a beta-built single cylinder, 4 valve, 4-stroke liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 449 cc. The Beta 450 RS’s engine is kept under control by a six speed transmission with wet multi-disc clutch.

The unit is mounted on a light molybdenum steel frame with double cradle split above the exhaust port. The motorcycle is also equipped with a standard Trial Tech Voyager GPS unit, front and rear disc brakes, a 48 mm Sachs front fork and a modern rear shock with all-aluminum body and an aluminum skid plate.

As far as prices are concerned, the Beta 450 RS can be yours for no less than $9,699.

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2012 Beta 350 RS

2012 Beta 350 RS

The American Beta team has released three new models namely the 350, 450, and 520. The Beta 350 RS was especially developed to deal great with dirty race tracks but also with casual riding.

The motorcycle sports a single cylinder, 4‐valve, 4‐stroke liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 349 cc. The engine is mated on a six speed transmission and features electric start with back up kick starter.

When it has to deal with difficult terrains the BETA 350 RS is helped by its rugged suspensions which are able to keep the wheels in check and to offer a proper ride quality. The front wheel features a 45mm Marzocchi fork with compression and rebound damping adjustments for Dual Sport use while the rear wheels received an adjustable Sachs shock absorber.

For the Beta 350 RS is available the Beta BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) program. This program allows you to build your own Beta online by adding several suspension settings or various accessories.

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