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

- 2012 Beta 350RS

2012 Beta 350RS Review

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.

The RS model range has been designed for the USA market with all three models being 50-state street legal. These premium dual sporters include our famous twin cam 4 stroke powerplant that incorporates a heavier flywheel for chugging power to tackle the tough stuff while the twin cam and short stroke allows amazing over-rev for the faster-paced conditions.

Newly added to the range for 2012 is the Beta 350 RS. A bike designed for single track trails as well as all-around casual riding. The 350's engine provides enough power and torque for both the casual play rider as well as the serious dual sporter. With its titanium valves and twin-cam engine the 350 RS offers a level of performance that will exceed riders expectations.

Returning for 2012 are the popular 450 and 520 versions. All receiving the same engine upgrades as our popular RR models. These two models have been sold out in recent years as more riders are discovering the beauty of Beta.

BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) is back for 2012! Customers can build their own Beta online by adding suspension settings as well as the accessories he or she desires. Their new Beta will arrive at the closest dealership or a dealer of their choice with all the items installed including a nameplate of whom the bike was built for. There are over 75 accessories to choose from including large tanks, steering stabilizers, shark fins, as well as a host of other Dual Sport goodies.



 

2012 Beta 350RS Features and Benefits

Updates for the 2012 RS Include:


Engine:

* 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:

* 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



 

 


 

2012 Beta 350RS - Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price:
$9299.00 USD

Engine

Type: Beta-Built single cylinder, TITANIUM 4-valve, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter.

Bore: 88mm

Stroke: 57.4mm

Displacement: 349cc

Compression Ratio: 12.4:1

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

Transmission: 6-speed

Final Drive: O-ring chain


Chassis

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: 247 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: 6 month Limited Warranty

MSRP: $9299.00

*Specifications subject to change without notice.

 

 


 

2012 Beta 350RS - Press Release

 

2012 Beta RS Dual Sport Models - First Look

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.

The RS model range has been designed for the USA market with all three models being 50-state street legal. These premium dual sporters include our famous twin cam 4 stroke powerplant that incorporates a heavier flywheel for chugging power to tackle the tough stuff while the twin cam and short stroke allows amazing over-rev for the faster-paced conditions.

Newly added to the range for 2012 is the Beta 350 RS. A bike designed for single track trails as well as all-around casual riding. The 350's engine provides enough power and torque for both the casual play rider as well as the serious dual sporter. With its titanium valves and twin-cam engine the 350 RS offers a level of performance that will exceed riders expectations.

Returning for 2012 are the popular 450 and 520 versions. All receiving the same engine upgrades as our popular RR models. These two models have been sold out in recent years as more riders are discovering the beauty of Beta.

BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) is back for 2012! Customers can build their own Beta online by adding suspension settings as well as the accessories he or she desires. Their new Beta will arrive at the closest dealership or a dealer of their choice with all the items installed including a nameplate of whom the bike was built for. There are over 75 accessories to choose from including large tanks, steering stabilizers, shark fins, as well as a host of other Dual Sport goodies.

2012 models will be available beginning in September.


2012 Beta 450 RS Dual Sport

Updates for 2012 Include:

Engine:

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:

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

2012 Suggested Retail Prices:

350 RS $9299.00

450 RS $9299.00

520 RS $9399.00

American Beta is the sole US importer of high quality Beta motorcycles. Beta motorcycles are handcrafted in Florence, Italy offering a complete range of Off Road competition, Dual Sport as well as class-leading Mototrial motorcycles.




 

 

 

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