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. ADR and LAMS compliant in all Australian states and territories.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 motorsport 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 range, 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 specific upgrades to certain models, in order to maintain the unassailable supremacy of the RR family as a whole.Beta worked in close collaboration with the Enduro champions Brad Freeman and Steve Holcombe to develop new solutions regarding both the powertrain, frame and suspension package for the MY2023 RR range, 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 also make 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.FOR ALL MODELS
Suspension: Beta never stop developing the frame and suspension of its bikes. In the quest for an even sharper, more pure 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. First and foremost, the geometry of the oil passages around the fork piston has 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 improves rider comfort and a more supportive fork throughout the initial movement of the damper. Therefore the bike remains composed and controllable even in rough terrain.
Radiator Tank Shrouds: 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 learned 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 a new 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.
In addition to the upgrades across the entire family, there is a number of improvements specific to certain models, which take performance to even greater heights:
Flywheel and crankshaft: the 125 2-stroke engine features a lighter flywheel and a smaller diameter crankshaft than its predecessor. Both of these components have been introduced to reduce the inertia of the engine internals. In terms of performance, this translates to a quicker throttle response as it allows the components of the engine to spin up more rapidly, and lets the rider make full use of all the power available in spite of this model having less horsepower on tap than its bigger siblings.
Crankcase: the smaller diameter crankshaft takes up less space in the crankcase. Betamotor’s engineers have redesigned the crankcase to compensate for the space freed up by the smaller crankshaft, optimising the interior volume of the component itself to ensure the air/fuel mixture flow needed to maximise the performance unleashed by the new components.
Powervalve: the powervalve has been recalibrated to effectively manage the more explosive performance of the new engine.
For the 2023 model year, the RR 125 2 stroke has received the most substantial and far-reaching modifications of the entire 2 stroke range. The upgrades made to the little 125cc power unit have added that extra spark that young riders look for when squeezing every ounce of performance out of their bikes. This suite of upgrades are geared to improving the performance of the bike and to the reduced engine inertia has made the RR125, which was already agile, reactive machine before, even quicker and more responsive than ever, and capable of holding its own in any conditions.