ON 1 RR MY 2023 Simply the Best To quote Bonnie Tyler’s famous song from the 1980s, nothing sums up the latest additions to the Beta family better than the words “simply the best, better than all the rest…”. While the world is rediscovering the values of essential functionality, Betamotor continues to ride a wave of impressive motorsports victories, and began the 2022 edition of the Enduro World Championship as incumbent champion once again. It is in this context that the Rignano sull’Arno-based constructor presents the new MY2023 RR, a bike which carries over many of the characteristics that made its predecessor so unbeatable last season, but which has been revised with a number of significant new features introduced across the range, plus other upgrades specific to certain engine sizes, in order to maintain the unassailable supremacy of the RR family as a whole. Beta worked in close collaboration with Enduro champions Brad Freeman and Steve Holcombe to develop new solutions regarding both the powertrain and the frame/suspension package for the MY 2023 RR 2 Stroke and 4 Stroke models, to consolidate the already highly acclaimed characteristics of the previous generation. As always, the guiding philosophy of the engineers at Rignano sull’Arno has been to not only increase the performance of the brand’s bikes, but to also making this performance even more accessible. So rather than major changes, this model year has gained a series of upgrades intended to consolidate all the outstanding qualities of each individual model. Completing the picture is a new all-red colour scheme and new plastics with a more linear and sleeker design than before, providing the RR with an even more minimalist look. Some say “less is more”, Beta believes that only the very best will do, and creates bikes with only what you really need, whether racing or out on a Sunday ride with your mates. As always, the range is made up of 8 different models, each with its own personality, to cater for the needs of a very diverse spectrum of riders. There’s the perfect RR for every rider, but what every model has in common is the ability to instil confidence in the user and offer a genuinely rewarding riding experience. The key characteristics of each model are as follows:
CHARACTERISTICS OF RR MODELS 2-STROKE 125cc 200cc 250cc 300cc The smallest bike in the Beta range, it is the lightest and easiest to handle. In pure racing style, it is suitable for both young riders coming up from the lower categories and more expert riders looking for a fun bike. The chassis set-up and engine derive from its smaller sister, ensuring an extremely light weight and excellent handling but with decidedly greater torque and power. Oil injection and electric start make this a complete bike, just perfect for Enduro enthusiasts. Ideal for those looking for a 2-stroke bike with slightly less power and torque than the top-of-therange 300cc models to ensure excellent all round performance. Made for those who appreciate a big bore engine with significant torque at any speed. Suitable for those who favour power and torque
or the MY 2023 RR range are summed up below: For all models • Suspension: Beta never stops developing the frame and suspension of its bikes. In the quest for an even sharper, purer rider feeling, Betamotor’s engineers have revised the internals of the front fork
a ZF component, as on the previous generation – for the 2023 model year of the RR family. First and foremost, the geometry of the oil passages around the fork piston have been modified to eliminate any throttling effect completely and ensure impeccably smooth damper action throughout the entire travel. By creating freer-flowing oil return passages, this improvement opens up even greater possibilities for setting up the fork, as eliminating all impediments to the oil flow means that even the smallest change in setting produces a noticeable result. This results in an improved rider comfort and a more effective fork support throughout the initial movement of the damper. Therefore, the bike remains composed and controllable even in rough terrain conditions. • Radiator shrouds on tank: one of the changes over the previous generation with an impact on both style and function is the revised shape of the new radiator shrouds on the RR range. The new shrouds are narrower than before to give the rider more freedom of movement, especially when cornering in a motocross style with the bike leaned sharply into the bend and with the inner leg extended forwards. More ergonomically shaped than before, the shrouds let the rider assume a snugger position on the seat with the bike gripped firmly between the legs for an even better rider feedback. The sleeker new shrouds also contribute to the revised, simple, and essential new look of the bike
Graphics: all models now feature an all-red colour scheme. The style of the graphics is more minimalist than before, with bold, clearly defined forms and purer, more modern lines which emphasise the muscular shape of the bike and link the new shrouds seamlessly to the other components.