2010 Beta launches is Dual-sport, Supermoto and Off-road Enduro lineup

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] A new name for North America and only time will tell.

    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2010_Beta_500_RR.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Nov. 18, 2009

    2010 Beta 500 RR Off-Road Enduro

    American Beta announced its seven-bike, 2010 lineup of Italy's finest dual-sport, Supermoto and Enduro motorcycles scheduled to arrive in dealer showrooms in December.

    Beta is delivering all-new competition-ready enduro motorcycles featuring engines designed and built in-house and bolted into all-new chassis. In addition, the company's 50-state-legal dual-sport models have also been updated.

    Every Beta motorcycle is hand-built with time-honed Italian craftsmanship and outfitted with high-quality parts and accessories from top-level Italian suppliers. Examples of these components can be seen from the bikes' Pirelli knobbies to the tips of their Arrow exhaust. Between the front tire and muffler are hard parts from other well-known Italian brands such as Braking, Domino, Marzocchi, Regina and Supersprox.

    Also new for 2010 is Beta's Build Your Own Beta (B.Y.O.B) program that gives buyers the option of customizing their bikes with a choice of 60 aftermarket products. Each one-of-a-kind Beta will then be delivered to the dealer with the owner's name on a stainless-steel nameplate. On this ground-breaking program, American Beta founder Tim Pilg said: "Off-road and dual-sport riders are unique. Therefore, their bikes should be built for them, not the masses. With more than 60 accessories available in our exclusive B.Y.O.B. program, Beta is listening to rider's needs."

    Founded in 1904, Beta is one of the world's oldest family-run motorcycle businesses. Based near Florence, Italy, the company holds seven FIM World Trials championships and six Indoor World Trials titles in international competition. It employs 111 people and produces 17,000 vehicles annually. Beta's 40-model domestic lineup covers the motorcycling universe with everything from 50cc trials bikes and scooters to 525cc Supermoto racers.

    In the United States, American Beta is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Beta's off-road bikes and dual-sport motorcycles.

    2010 Beta 450 & 525 Dual-Sport Models
    2010 Beta 450 RS Dual-sport_________
    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2010_Beta_450_RS_Dual-Sport.jpg[/fimg]Beta is continuing to invest in the dual-sport and Supermoto markets by offering a duo of 450 and 525cc RS models that are street-legal in all 50 states. For 2010, the RS and RS-Supermoto bikes feature proven engines, lower seat heights, plusher suspension and the availability of more than 60 accessories for hard-core, long-distance dual-sporters and Supermoto riders.

    Engine Features Include:
    • 4-valve, single-cam design
    • 6-speed wide-ratio transmission
    • Hydraulic clutch
    • Forged piston
    • Electric starter with kick-start backup
    Chassis Features Include:
    • 36.5" seat height
    • Engine skid plate
    • Oversize Braking Wave rotors with Nissin master cylinders and calipers
    • 254 lb. dry weight
    Specifications: 2010 Beta 450 & 525 RS Dual-Sport Models
    2010 Beta 525 RS Dual-sport_________
    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2010_Beta_525_RS_Dual-Sport.jpg[/fimg](Differences are noted in bold for 450 / 525, respectively)

    Engine
    • Type: liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke, 4-valve single
    • Bore x Stroke: 89 x 72mm / 95 x 72mm
    • Displacement: 448cc / 510cc
    • Compression Ratio: 11:1
    • Ignition: Kokusan DC CDI with variable ignition timing.
    • Spark Plug: NGK DCPR8E
    • Lubrication: Twin oil pumps, cartridge oil filters
    • Carburetor: 39mmKeihin FCR
    • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc with hydraulic actuation
    • Primary Gear Ratio: 33:76
    • Transmission speeds: 6
    • Final Drive: Regina O-ring chain
    • Starting: Electric, with kick-start backup
    Chassis
    • Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
    • Seat Height: 36.5 in.
    • Ground Clearance: 12.6 in.
    • Footpeg Height: 15.94 in.
    • Dry Weight: 254 lbs.
    • Fuel Capacity: 2.24 gal.
    • Front Suspension: 45mm Marzocchi, adjustable compression and rebound
    • Rear Suspension: Sachs w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
    • Front Wheel Travel: 11.4 in.
    • Rear Wheel Travel: 11.8 in.
    • Final Gearing: 15/45
    • Front Brake: 255mm floating Braking Wave rotor with dual-piston caliper
    • Rear Brake: 240mm Braking Wave rotor with single-piston caliper
    • Wheel sizes: 21 in.(Front) / 18 in.(Rear)
    • Front/Rear Tire: Pirelli MT21
    • Color: Red/White
    • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
    *specifications subject to change without notice.

    Retail Prices: $8899 / $8999

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    Specifications: 2010 Beta 450 & 525 RS Supermoto Models
    2010 Beta 450 RS Supermoto_________
    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2010_Beta_450_Supermoto.jpg[/fimg](Differences are noted in bold for 450 / 525, respectively)

    Engine
    • Type: liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke, 4-valve single
    • Bore x Stroke: 89 x 72mm / 95 x 72mm
    • Displacement: 448cc / 510cc
    • Compression Ratio: 11:1
    • Ignition: Kokusan DC CDI with variable ignition timing.
    • Spark Plug: NGK DCPR8E
    • Lubrication: Twin oil pumps, cartridge oil filters
    • Carburetor: 39mmKeihin FCR
    • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc with hydraulic actuation
    • Primary Gear Ratio: 33:76
    • Transmission speeds: 6
    • Final Drive: Regina O-ring chain
    • Starting: Electric, with kick-start backup
    Chassis
    2010 Beta 525 RS Supermoto_________
    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2010_Beta_525_Supermoto.jpg[/fimg]
    • Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
    • Seat Height: 35.0 in.
    • Ground Clearance: 11.2 in.
    • Footpeg Height: 14.8 in.
    • Dry Weight: 254 lbs.
    • Fuel Capacity: 2.24 gal.
    • Front Suspension: 45mm Marzocchi, adjustable compression and rebound
    • Rear Suspension: Sachs w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
    • Front Wheel Travel: 11.4 in.
    • Rear Wheel Travel: 11.8 in.
    • Final Gearing: 15/45
    • Front Brake: 255mm floating Braking Wave rotor with dual-piston caliper
    • Rear Brake: 240mm Braking Wave rotor with single-piston caliper
    • Front Tire: 120/70x17 Pirelli Diablo
    • Rear Tire: 150/60x17 Pirelli Diablo
    • Color: Red/White
    • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
    *specifications subject to change without notice.

    Retail Prices: $9299 / $9399

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    2010 Beta RR Enduro Models - 400, 450 & 520
    2010 Beta 400 RR Enduro_________
    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2010_Beta_400_RR.jpg[/fimg]An important step forward for 2010 is the introduction of Beta's all-new RR Enduro models, which have 400, 450, and 520cc engines.

    Beta's major goals for these new-from-the-ground-up, enduro-ready bikes was to bestow them with smaller overall dimensions than their predecessors, realize a 10 lb. weight reduction and make them easier to maintain. The new motor was designed with enduro riders in mind and produces a flat torque curve and housed in a smaller, lighter, more nimble chassis.

    Engine Features Include:
    • Dual-overhead-cam, 4-valve cylinder head with finger-type followers (as used in MotoGP)
    • Lightweight magnesium engine covers
    • Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission
    • Forged piston
    • Hydraulic clutch
    • Double-weight counterbalancer to reduce vibration
    • Separate oil cavities for top end and clutch/gearbox
    • Electric starter with kick-start backup
    Chassis Features Include:
    2010 Beta 450 RR Enduro_________
    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2010_Beta_450_RR.jpg[/fimg]
    • All-new chrome-moly frame
    • Cast aluminum swingarm
    • Revised ergonomics for improved handling
    • Lower center of gravity and seat height for better control
    • All new Marzocchi Shiver front fork with upgraded pistons and stronger sliders
    • New Sachs shock with improved oil flow and spring settings
    • Revised rear suspension linkage
    • Simple, push-button seat removal
    • Side-panel air filter access
    • Innovative, polamide rear subframe with built-in grab handles
    • Oversize Braking Wave rotors with Nissin master cylinders and calipers
    • Standard equipment includes skid plate, headlight and tail light
    • New bodywork and seat design for a light, slim feel
    Specifications: 2010 Beta 400, 450 & 520 RR Enduro Models

    (Differences between models are noted in bold for 400 / 450 / 520, respectively)

    Engine
    • Type: liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke, 4-valve single
    • Bore x Stroke: 95 x 57.4mm / 95 x 63.4mm / 100 x 63.4mm
    • Displacement: 398cc / 449cc / 498cc
    • Compression Ratio: 12.4:1 / 11.95:1 / 12:1
    • Ignition: Kokusan DC CDI with variable ignition timing.
    • Spark Plug: NGK LKAR8A-9
    • Lubrication: Twin oil pumps, cartridge oil filter. Separate oil for engine and clutch; .8 liter each
    • Carburetor: 39mmKeihin FCR
    • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc with hydraulic actuation
    • Gear Ratio: 31:73
    • Transmission speeds: 6
    • Final Drive: Regina O-ring chain
    • Starting: Electric, with kick-start backup
    Chassis
    • Wheelbase: 58.1 in.
    • Seat Height: 36.5 in.
    • Ground Clearance: 12.6 in.
    • Footpeg Height: 16.25 in.
    • Dry Weight: 242 lbs.
    • Fuel Capacity: 2.1 gal.
    • Front Suspension: 45mm Marzocchi Shiver, adjustable compression and rebound
    • Rear Suspension: Sachs w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
    • Front Wheel Travel: 11.4 in.
    • Rear Wheel Travel: 11.4 in.
    • Final Gearing: 14/50
    • Front Brake: 255mm floating Braking Wave rotor with dual-piston caliper
    • Rear Brake: 240mm Braking Wave rotor with single-piston caliper
    • Wheel sizes: 21 in.(Front) / 18 in.(Rear)
    • Front/Rear Tire: Pirelli MX Extra
    • Color: Red/White
    • Warranty: 6-month limited warranty
    *specifications subject to change without notice.

    Retail Prices: $8399 / $8499 / $8599
     

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