BETA EVO RANGE
Trial Magazine • October / November 2013
The 2014 version of the successful Beta Evo comes with a new elegant look. A combination of black and white enriched with extremely detailed red flashes that highlight the technical and sporty spirit of the product. It also confirms Beta’s well-balanced answer to sport users and fans that pay special attention to performance and reliability.
ENGINE: The 300cc has seen the most changes including a bigger diameter connecting rod in the motor. This increase stability and also decrease’s engine vibration as the inertia weights are more central without changing the engine inertia effect. New crankcases are also fitted to the 300cc to house the new crankshaft. The exhaust manifold length is increased in length for a smoother operation at low speed and to increase performance at high speed. Updates to the CDI mapping improve tractability and power delivery. A change to a plastic water pump gear instead of aluminium makes this component lighter and less noisy in operation. Standard on all the models the clutch has also seen improvements and a new kick starter gear is fitted to increase durability and make for an easier starting action.
FRAME: The handlebar location is now lower to aid rider balance and the location points of the handlebar are changed to give a more flexible feeling. The front forks have inherited from the ‘Factory’ 300cc new SKF fork oil seals with a low friction rating to make the action of the slider smoother. At the rear the single shock absorber is slightly longer in length and the ‘Sticktion’ has also been improved with a new internal Sintered coated piston. The linkage also has a new protection devise which protects this vital area as well as reducing wear and maintainace. The under engine protection now features a new design which rationalises the shape to distribute the load and reduce the weight. The footrest area is now utilising the microfusion technology with a new appealing design, greater stiffness, improved ergonomics and grip and considerable weight reduction. As always the Italian Beta brand always refines its machines with the rider in mind and this is reflected in the 2014 model range.