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2016 Beta EVO 80 JR Review
2016 Beta EVO 80 JR on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Carefully Thought Out…even the price.
As a bike manufacturer involved in promoting trials for younger riders, Beta has to be able to grasp problems and especially must be able to understand the needs of the kids (and the mums and dads) who are facing this incredible world for the first time, this “constant balancing act on two wheels”.
The EVO 80 Junior combines a number of responses
It was created essentially as very much a user-friendly vehicle for the novice (9-11 years old).
A beginner must feel at ease with the bike, and the new 80 Junior offers exactly this approach.
Technically, the bike is a specially simplified EVO 80.
A vehicle that has been rethought for young people taking their first steps in trials.
Its measurements are those of a 50, but the two-stroke engine is an 80cc.
This combination allows the youngster to confront obstacles with the necessary degree of confidence: the dimensions are reassuring and the engine has just enough thrust.
Even the suspension settings have been correctly modified in view of the fact that that the rider may be essaying trials for the first time.
hydraulic disc brakes fitted front and rear
19” front wheel, 17” rear
Even the sale price of the EVO 80 Junior has been carefully thought out … so as not to frighten the parents of new teenage trials enthusiasts even before buying the bike. Beta have made the price strongly competitive, in the hope of encouraging interest in one of the more spectacular motorcycle events, both among riders and spectators.
2016 Beta EVO 80 JR www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
• Hydraulic brakes, same as the larger Evo models
• Most dependable youth trial bike on the market
• 2-stroke liquid cooled engine
• Hydraulic clutch
• Two sizes available
Evo 80 Jr for ages 9-12
Evo 80 Sr for ages 11-15
2016 Beta EVO 80 JR www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Betamotor has always been connected with the history and evolution of life on two wheels. The company was founded in Florence in 1904 under the name “SocietÃ Giuseppe Bianchi”, for building handmade bicycles. At the end of the 1940s, with the changes that had taken place in Italian society and the development of motorised transport, the company switched to motorcycle production. The simple expedient of attaching an engine with a roller transmission to one of its bicycles, a typical example of Italian creativity, resulted in the first motorbike produced by the Tuscan firm.
The two men who ran the company, Enzo Bianchi and Arrigo Tosi, joined their initials to form the brand-name Beta, and the company’s bikes have been sold under this name ever since.
The CERVO 48 was the first model to be put on the market. It featured transmission by a rubberised roller acting directly on the rear tyre, alongside a chain for starting and final drive. In 1948, the company launched the CIGNO, which was powered by a single-cylinder 48cc motor. Its double cradle frame, telescopic forks and shock absorbers gave it a very sporty look.
In 1950, Beta entered the more demanding 125cc class with the production of the ITAL-JAP 125, fitted with pressed-steel girder forks and telescopic rear shocks.
Another model launched in the ’50s was the M.T. 175: derived from competition bikes, the M.T. used a two-stroke single-cylinder engine capable of reaching 81 mph. A touring version was subsequently developed, the S.V 175.
A wide range of road bikes was produced in this period, with a tendency towards sportiness. The ASTRO 98, MERCURIO 150, FOLGORE 175 and ORIONE 200 are only some of the models fitted with single-cylinder four-stroke pushrod engines, delivering quite a respectable performance for the time. In the 1960s, Beta began in-house production of the motors which from then on would be fitted across the range. The development of new models went hand in hand with a commitment to competition: the ’50s saw Beta’s first successes in Hillclimbing, Motogiro and in the Milan-Taranto race, with its 175cc models.
In the ’70s, with the emergence of the off-road sector, Beta began to specialise more and more in the production of off-road vehicles. This specialisation has always been accompanied by a matching commitment in the area of competition, the test-bench for excellence in the production of Beta motorcycles – initially in motocross and enduro, trial from the early ‘80s and Enduro since 2006. The close involvement with motorcycle racing led to the victory of 7 Trial Outdoor World Championships, 6 Trial Indoor World Championships, 7 European Championships and over 100 National Championships all around the World.
In 2004, the Beta marque returned to four-stroke enduro with a major investment both in product development and in its presence on the competition track. In this new field, Beta remains faithful to its mission, that is to inspire in motorcyclists a natural and instinctive riding style. Highly technical and sports-oriented the DNA of its bikes may be, but they still need to transmit optimum feel and deliver maximum fun.
In 2004 Beta presents the first 4-stroke engine designed and specifically dedicated to Trial, enlarging its range and making its brand becoming increasingly synonymous with the sport.
Year 2010 represents a milestone in the Beta’s history: the birth of the 4-stroke engine enduro. This allows Beta to become completely independent in the production and gradually increase its presence in this market.
2016 Beta EVO 80 JR – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CAD
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Type: Single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled w/ reed valve
Compression Ratio: 14.7:1
Ignition: Electronic Spark Plug Champion RN3C
Lubrication: Pre-mix (synthetic oil)
Carburetor: Dell’Orto 21mm
Clutch: Wet multi-disc
Frame: Steel frame w/ engine as support
Wheelbase: 47.6” Seat Height: 24.4”
Ground Clearance: 11.8”
Footrest Height: 12.2”
Dry Weight: 132.2 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity: 0.7 US gallons
Front Suspension: 33mm Paioli
Rear Suspension: Single shock, adjustable dampening & spring preload
Front Wheel Travel: 6.3”
Rear Wheel Travel: 5.7”
Final Gearing: 11t front, 54t rear
Front Brake: 175mm rotor w/ 4-piston caliper
Rear Brake: 150mm rotor w/ twin-piston caliper
Front/Rear Rim: 19” (Front) 17” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire: Trial Type
Warranty: 6 month Limited Warranty
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