Beta Evo UK

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Year on year the Ital­ian Beta brand aims to please, with ever in­creas­ing re­fine­ments and changes to an al­ready proven, bul­let-proof ma­chine. The two-stroke Evo 2T is es­tab­lished as a top sell­ing model, but what is be­com­ing more ap­par­ent is how pop­u­lar the four-stroke Evo 4T model is. The Beta en­gi­neers at the Ital­ian base have been hard at work on the fine de­tails, re­sult­ing in a range of ma­chines that now pro­vide out­stand­ing lev­els of tech­ni­cal re­fine­ment, per­for­mance and re­li­a­bil­ity for riders of a wide range of age and abil­ity. As al­ways the hall­mark of the Beta fam­ily is the sharp-edged ef­fi­ciency for both the every­day rider through to those with world cham­pi­onship as­pi­ra­tions. The two-stroke range of­fers four dif­fer­ent engine sizes con­sist­ing of 125, 200, 250 and 300, whilst the four-stroke ver­sion has the well proven 300cc power unit. This of­fers very smooth power de­liv­ery and a sound al­ter­na­tive to the two-stroke mod­els thanks to its user-friendly engine de­sign and four-stroke con­cept.

Evo Two-Stroke

All the two-stroke ver­sions in the 2018 range have the fol­low­ing new fea­tures de­signed to give the ma­chines a more tech­ni­cal and pol­ished feel for the rider. The en­gines boast new low-fric­tion main bear­ings that re­duce en­ergy loss and thus im­prove low-rev per­for­mance and re­duce heat.

A close look at the sus­pen­sion shows that both the rear shock and front forks have been cal­i­brated to give greater pro­gres­sion, im­prov­ing both ab­sorb­ing and damp­ing in ma­jor im­pacts with even greater ef­fi­ciency. Both front fork legs now use the same amount of oil to help sim­plify ser­vic­ing. The wheels fea­ture alu­minium hubs that have been re­in­forced in the disc and rear sprocket mount­ing ar­eas to boost im­pact-re­sis­tant re­li­a­bil­ity. The de­sign has also been over­hauled with new graph­ics and colours on the an­odized alu­minium frame and black wheels with white/ red de­cals to fur­ther im­prove an al­ready el­e­gant look­ing ma­chine.

Evo Four-Stroke

The 300 4T four-stroke engine has un­der­gone fur­ther de­vel­op­ment, re­sult­ing in a new twin-spark con­trol unit which en­sures im­proved com­bus­tion to boost per­for­mance and throt­tle re­sponse pre­ci­sion. Com­bined with a spark plug with a new elec­trode that now pro­trudes fur­ther into the com­bus­tion cham­ber this gives more im­me­di­ate, pre­cise ig­ni­tion en­sur­ing cleaner car­bu­re­tion un­der all rid­ing con­di­tions and throt­tle open­ings. A larger oil pump has also been in­tro­duced, re­duc­ing engine brak­ing sig­nif­i­cantly and com­pletely elim­i­nat­ing the on-off ef­fect at low revs. The in­ter­nals of the ex­haust lay­out have been re­vised, re­sult­ing in a ‘sharper’ engine per­for­mance and lin­ear­ity to en­sure out­stand­ing con­sis­tency across the ma­chine’s en­tire han­dling range.

A look at the sus­pen­sion shows that, as on the two-stroke range, both the rear shock and front forks have been cal­i­brated to give greater pro­gres­sion in ab­sorb­ing and damp­ing in 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. The de­sign has also been over­hauled, with new graph­ics and colours on the an­odized alu­minium frame and black wheels with white/red de­cals. The four-stroke mod­els are still very pop­u­lar, as you will find out if you try one.

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