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2017 Beta 500 RR-S Review
2017 Beta 500 RR-S on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Street Legal Play Bike!
Beta USA presents its new 2017 Offroad and Offroad Street Legal range
After a greatly successful 2016 season in both sales and racing, Beta returns in 2017 with their Enduro range that continues the forward progress of the brand through refinements in features and quality. The 2016 season has seen Beta achieve their first-ever overall victory in the World Enduro Championship in Portugal with racer Steve Holcombe along with many other victories from Johnny Aubert and Alex Salvini, both at the World and National level. Beta USA continues to push the racing scene with their factory team effort in National Enduro, GNCC, EnduroX, Hare & Hound, as well as National Trial.
Beta takes the information they have learned from their race teams as well as information from the everyday casual rider and combined the two to further enhance the riding experience. The 2017 RR models continue to offer an “easy to ride” philosophy while also providing the rider with a stable and distinct design along with the quality one expects from the brand.
The 2017 models, available in 2 stroke 250 and 300 cc and 350/390/430/500 cc. for 4 stroke, are a direct evolution of the 2016 version and retain their most successful features. The amazing 300 Xtrainer returns as well for 2017 with an updated graphics package.
Exciting changes for 2017:
Beta has combined the features of the 2016 RR and RS models to create the all new RR-S which are all 50-state street legal and will now fill the segment of “Street Legal Off Road”
2017 Beta 500 RR-S www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
250/300 RR and 350/390/430/500 RR-S Chassis:
A number of features have been tweaked on all the models of the range and some of them come directly from experience at top competitive levels. The chassis, with the well-tested chrome-moly steel frame with double split cradle has the following new features:
• Sachs fork: increased 5mm in length to provide longer travel. Liqui Moly fork oil has been installed to reduce heat build up and friction in the fork.
• Sachs rear shock: new high/low speed adjustment system, now more accurate and independent from each other. This allows the rider to make more fine adjustments based on his or her riding style and needs.
• Triple clamps: new design that is lighter and offers more rigidity.
• Silver rims with black spokes: supplied by Excel, these new wheels are lighter and give the new bike a distinctive look.
• Digital meter: (RR 2 strokes) new design, along with the timer, kilometre/mph indicator with more adjustment features including instant speed, average and maximum speeds as well as the ability to adjust mileage in smaller increments. Also new for 2017 is a built in battery voltage reading.
• Voyager GPS: (RR-S) models arrive with the Trial Tech Voyager GPS meter
• New fuel cap: has built-in breather valve
• New graphics
2017 Beta 500 RR-S www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Sachs Front Fork RR models arrive with the Gen4 Sachs front fork. This fork has been tested by the Beta engineering team many times over to improve the feel of the front end. We feel this is the best open cartridge fork on the market today
Pushbutton Seat All Beta RR and RS models arrive with a push button quick release seat. This allows for easier access to the air filter, battery, and tool kit.
Electronic Fuel Injection Beta’s exclusive EFI system is more than five years in the making. Unique to the system is the ability for dealers to be able to offer two different engine braking settings.
Quick-Change air filter system Simply remove the seat with a button, pop off the side panel and the air filter is in broad daylight easy to change. More access than any other model, period!
Spark Arrestor All Beta 4 strokes come standard with a USFS approved spark arrestor. This muffler is quiet and light without robbing horsepower.
2017 Beta 500 RR-S – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9999 USD
Type: Single cylinder, 4-valve, (steel intake and exhaust) 4-stroke liquid cooled, cooling fan, electric start with back up kick starter
Compression Ratio: 12.1:1
Ignition: DC-CDI with dual map selection, Kokusan. 200 watt output at 6000 RPM
Spark Plug NGK LKAR8A-9
Lubrication: Twin oil pumps with cartridge oil filter. Separate oil for engine and clutch .8 liter each
Fuel System: 42mm Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch: Wet multi-disc
Primary Ratio: 31:73
Final Drive: O-ring chain, DID
Frame: Molybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Quick Air filter access from the side.
Seat Height: 36.6” |
Ground Clearance: 12.6”
Footrest Height: 16.25”
Dry Weight: 249 lbs. dry
Electrical: Trail Tech Voyager GPS unit
Fuel Tank Capacity: 2 US gallons
Front Suspension: 48 mm Sachs USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound, TFX technology.
Rear Suspension: Aluminum Body Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel: 11.4”
Rear Wheel Travel: 11.4”
Final Gearing: 15t front, 48t rear
Front Brake: 260mm rotor
Rear Brake: 240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim: 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire: Michelin Enduro, DOT approved
Warranty: 12 month Limited Warranty
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