2018 Beta Evo 300SS REVIEW BY TOTAL MOTORCYCLE
Ever-increasing Technical Refinement
The new 2018 Evo trials range, which builds and improves on the previous versions, is about to hit the market. Beta’s engineers have been hard at work on the fine details, resulting in bikes that further continue to provide outstanding levels of technical refinement, performance and reliability.
As always, the hallmark of the Beta family is known for their sharp-edged performance for pros as well as amateur riders.
The 2-stroke range offers four different engine sizes: 125, 250, 300 and 300 SS – where “SS” stands for Super Smooth, a trials bike with a softer engine power delivery than its more aggressive counterparts, designed for off-road lovers who just want to focus on having fun.
The 4-stroke version is available in a 250cc or 300cc engine and offers a sound and power delivery alternative to the 2-stroke models thanks to user-friendly engine design.
2018 Beta Evo 300SS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Evo 2 Stroke:
All the 2-stroke versions – including the 300 SS – have the following new features, designed to give the bikes a more technically polished feel. Engines boast new low-friction main bearings that reduce energy loss and thus improve low-rev performance.
A look at the suspension shows that both rear shock and front fork have been calibrated to give greater progression, absorbing and dampening major impacts with even greater efficiency. Both front fork legs now use the same amount of oil to help simplify servicing.
The wheels feature hubs that have been reinforced in the disc and sprocket attachment areas to boost impact-resistant reliability and are now mounted with Dunlop tires. The design has also been overhauled, with new graphics and colors on the bare anodized aluminum frame and black wheels with white/red decals.
2018 Beta Evo 300SS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
• Hydro-formed aluminum frame with fuel in the frame
• Reversed flywheel moves weight mass to the center of the bike providing more balance
• Tightest turning radius of all other brands
• Designed for slow speed trail riding
• Long range seat/tank for more longer, more comfortable rides
• Knobby tires provide better traction on the trail
• Hand guards for protection
•“Hi-Torque” exhaust system
•Heavier flywheel to help smooth out the power.
•Slower turn throttle assemble
•Different combustion chamber to reduce the engine’s power pulses
•Heavier primary drive gear for additional smoothness.
2018 Beta Evo 300SS – Totalmotorcycle.com North America Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $7899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
Type: Single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled w/ reed valve
Displacement: 299 cc
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Ignition: 12 volt, 110 watt w/ dual-map switch (aggressive or soft settings)
Spark Plug: NGK GR7CI8
Lubrication: Pre-mix (synthetic oil)
Carburetor: Keihin PWK 28mm
Clutch: Wet multi-disc w/ cush-drive basket
Items included with all SS models: -“Hi-Torque” exhaust system
-Heavier flywheel to help smooth out the power.
-Smaller countershaft sprocket to tie the engine torque to the ground
-Slower turn throttle assemble
-Different combustion chamber to reduce the engine’s power pulses
-Heavier primary drive gear for additional smoothness.
*All designed to provide the rider with a more manageable,
smoother power with reduced “power pulses”.
Frame: Aluminum beam, single wave Hydro-Formed w/built in fuel tank
Seat Height: 26”
Ground Clearance: 12.2”
Footrest Height: 13.6”
Dry Weight: 146 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity: .75 US gallons
Front Suspension: 38mm Paioli including hard-coated tubes
Rear Suspension: Adjustable single shock, aluminum bodied, with nitrogen, including linkage
Front Wheel Travel: 6.5”
Rear Wheel Travel: 7.1”
Final Gearing: 10t front, 42t rear
Front Brake: 185mm rotor w/ 4-piston caliper
Rear Brake: 160mm rotor w/ twin-piston caliper
Front/Rear Rim: 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire: Dunlop Trial
Warranty: 6 month Limited Warranty
2018 Beta Evo 300SS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Single wave aluminium beam
Fuel tank capacity
Cooling system capacity
Hydraulic fork with ø38 mm shaft
Shock absorber stroke
Front wheel travel
Rear wheel travel
disc ø185 mm with 4 piston caliper
disc ø160 mm with 2 piston caliper
21 x 1,6 – 32 holes
18 x 2,15 – 32 holes
2,75 – 21
4.00 R 18
Single-cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid cooled, lamellar induction in the crankcase
Electronic Hidria 12V – 110W
mix with fuel 1,5 % (synthetic oil)
Keihin PWK ø 28mm
Wet multi-disc clutch with cush-drive rubber
SAE 20W/30 (550 cc)
Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).