Beta has quite the industrious lot in its engineering department. The 2015 430/480 models saw a whole plethora of improvements, to include completely reworked engines and heads, lighter weight and better handling. In the competitive world of trail and race bikes, if you lift, you lose, and Beta shows no sign of easing up anytime soon. The 2016 430 RR and 480 RR roll out with a host of new improvements to include fuel injection, a lighter chassis and more. This series of bikes is meant not only for the track, but also for the casual trail and technical competition. It wears many hats, but is a bit milder than, say, a supercross-capable bike would be, and the suspension isn’t quite up to the big jumps. This isn’t a problem, though, because its agility and power delivery make it more suitable for technical work and motocross/enduro competition. Let’s take a look at what’s new for 2016, shall we?