Beta 300 4T Gas Gas 300 Racing
Would you believe that Italian motorcycle manufacturer Beta has had a four-stroke trials model available for more than 10 years? The success of the two-stroke trials models speaks volumes for themselves, and the brand has been further endorsed over the la
As with the majority of the trials manufacturers, there are no ‘new’ models just a continual evolution of an already good machine. The 2018 model Beta is no different in that area and, as you will read, the changes further enhance the progress of improving the machine’s performance in all areas. ENGINE PERFORMANCE Further development has resulted in the use of a spark plug that has been manufactured to enter further into the combustion chamber. In association with a new twin-spark control unit, this ensures improved combustion to boost performance and more precise throttle operation. The four-stroke engine braking effect has been reduced with the introduction of a larger capacity oil pump aimed at eliminating the on-off effect at low revs. Further engine performance has been achieved by a revision of the internals of the exhaust system, with the result being a quicker throttle response and a very linear power delivery. CHASSIS AND AESTHETICS The suspension package has come in for some close attention and is calibrated to give a greater progression in the stroke in absorbing and damping on major impacts. This gives the rider a much more controlled performance from the 38mm Ø Beta front forks and a Sachs adjustable unit giving a 62mm stroke at the rear. For the ease of servicing both of the front fork legs now use the same amount of oil to simplify matters. Both aluminium wheel hubs have seen an improvement to increase reliability, and have been reinforced in the key areas around the disc and sprocket mounting areas in case of a heavy impact. A sleeker appearance to the ‘Single Wave Beam’ aluminium frame has been achieved with fresh aesthetics further enhanced by the use of black wheels supported with Beta branded decals. The whole package has a very light competitive look to stand proudly on any showroom floor.