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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Beta 350 RS.

  • 2012 Beta 350 RS
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Beta‐Built single cylinder, 4‐valve, 4‐stroke liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter
  • Transmission:
    6-speed
  • MPG(Cty):
    58.8
  • MPG(Hwy):
    78.4
  • Displacement:
    497 L
  • Top Speed:
    109 mph
  • Price:
    9399

2012 Beta RS Features and Benefits

2012 Beta 350 RS High Resolution Exterior
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Engine:

2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior Drivetrain
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  • Redesigned cylinder head including reinforced camshaft bridge, valve retainers, and updated cam chain tensioner to help reduce engine noise.
  • New clutch primary gear and springs for better engagement and clutch action.
  • Updated counterbalance bearings for increased reliability.
  • Stronger cam chain guides
  • Increased oil volume to the engine cam chain for reduced friction.
  • New oil drain plug for easier oil changes.
  • Offered in 350, 450, and 520 versions for 2012

Chassis:

2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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  • 45mm Marzocchi front fork valved for Dual Sport use.
  • Redesigned frame with extra gussets. This new frame has less flex and has improved stability.
  • Striking new red frame with white plastics for 2012
  • Over 65 accessories to make your RS yours.
  • Exclusive Beta BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) program
  • New Brembo clutch master cylinder for a better clutch feel and engagement.

Specifications

2012 Beta 350 RS

2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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Engine Type Beta‐Built single cylinder, 4‐valve, 4‐stroke liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter.
Bore 88mm
Stroke 57.4mm
Displacement 349cc
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 39mm
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Primary Ratio 31:73
ransmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain
Frame All New molybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Air filter access from the side.
Wheelbase 58.1”
Seat Height 36.6”
Ground Clearance 12.6”
Footrest Height 16.2”
Dry Weight 249 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.1 US gallons
Front Suspension 45mm Marzocchi USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound
Rear Suspension Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel 11.4”
Rear Wheel Travel 11.4”
Final Gearing 14t front, 45t rear
Front Brake 260mm floating rotor
Rear Brake 240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire Michelin Enduro, DOT approved
Warranty 12 month Limited Warranty

2012 Beta 450 RS

2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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Engine Type Beta‐Built single cylinder, 4‐valve, 4‐stroke liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter.
Bore 95mm
Stroke 63.4mm
Displacement 449cc
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 39mm
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Primary Ratio 31:73
ransmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain
Frame All New molybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Air filter access from the side.
Wheelbase 58.1”
Seat Height 36.6”
Ground Clearance 12.6”
Footrest Height 16.2”
Dry Weight 249 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.1 US gallons
Front Suspension 45mm Marzocchi USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound
Rear Suspension Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel 11.4”
Rear Wheel Travel 11.4”
Final Gearing 14t front, 45t rear
Front Brake 260mm floating rotor
Rear Brake 240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire Michelin Enduro, DOT approved
Warranty 12 month Limited Warranty

2012 Beta 520 RS

2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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Engine Type Beta‐Built single cylinder, 4‐valve, 4‐stroke liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter.
Bore 100mm
Stroke 63.4mm
Displacement 497.4cc
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 39mm
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Primary Ratio 31:73
ransmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain
Frame All New molybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Air filter access from the side.
Wheelbase 58.1”
Seat Height 36.6”
Ground Clearance 12.6”
Footrest Height 16.2”
Dry Weight 249 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.1 US gallons
Front Suspension 45mm Marzocchi USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound
Rear Suspension Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel 11.4”
Rear Wheel Travel 11.4”
Final Gearing 14t front, 45t rear
Front Brake 260mm floating rotor
Rear Brake 240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire Michelin Enduro, DOT approved
Warranty 12 month Limited Warranty

Quote

Totalmotorcycle ---- "American Beta is releasing the 2012 Beta Dual Sport RS model line up with a complete range being offered for 2012 including 350, 450, and 520 versions."

2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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2012 Beta 350 RS Exterior
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