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.

  • 2013 Beta Minicross R 12
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  • Engine:
    single-cylinder, 2-stroke, air cooled
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  • Displacement:
    49 cc


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.


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.


Engine type single-cylinder, 2-stroke, air cooled, lamellar induction in the crankcase
Bore 39,5 mm
Stroke 40 mm
Displacement 49cc
Compression ratio 12,5:1
Ignition Electronic
Spark plug Champion L 78 C
Lubrication mix with fuel 1,5% (with synthetic oil)
Feeding with carburettor
Carburettor Dell’Orto SHA 14 - 12L
Clutch Wet automatic centrifugal type
Primary trasmission Z. 16/57 straight toothing
Transmission Single-speed
Secondary trasmission Z. 11/53
Engine oil SAE 20w/30 (150cc)
Frame Steel tubing
Wheel base 1100 mm
Max length 1580 mm
Max width 670 mm
Max height 990 mm
Seat height 740 mm
Ground clearance 280 mm
Footrest height 310 mm
Dry weight 46 kg
Fuel tank capacity 2 l.
Reserve 0,3 l.
Front suspension Mechanical fork with ø30 mm shaft
Shock absorber stroke 57 mm
Front wheel travel 155 mm
Rear wheel travel 170 mm
Front brake disc ø180 mm
Rear brake Mechanical drive drum ø90 mm
Front rim 15 x 1,50
Rear rim 12 x 1,50
Front tyre 2,50 - 14
Rear tyre 3,00 - 12
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