Beta, the Italian brand specialising in off-road and trials motorcycles has unveiled the all-New 2014 Beta RS Dual Sport lineup, which consisted of 400cc, 450cc and 520cc engine displacements.
The 2014 Beta RS Dual-sport motorcycles have been developed focusing on weight reduction for the best ergonomics and easiest handling, creating one of the lightest machine in its class which offers the finest Dual Sport features in the industry. To do that, all engine system and chasis have been updated.
The engine receives an updated silencer/spark arrestor, new decompression system, redesigned air filter, new filter cage with improved fit, and redesigned air filter mounting bracket. The cooling fan kit now comes as standard equipment, and on the 400cc model primary drive has been shortened for enhanced power and torque delivery.
For the handling, the 2014 Beta RS Dual-sport motorcycles feature the same frame used on the RR models. They also come equipped with all-new wheels and brake discs that are made of high quality steel and feature a different profile and six mounting points to the new hub which is lighter and more rigid at the same time. Spokes, rims and swingarm are also new designs.
The 2014 Beta RS Dual-sport motorcycles use 48mm Sachs front fork with internal parts have been completely renovated and a .48 kg spring, along with the rebound setting now can be managed by a knob instead of tool. Meanwhile, the rear shock absorber also has been improved with a 5.4 Kg spring and a larger reservoir.
Other features include a redesigned fuel tank with new fuel tank cap, new seat with modified seat mounting system, stiffened rear subframe, new final gearing ratio of 15/48, DID o’ring chain, new RS graphics package, as well as new side radiator shrouds and new radiator grids.
Last but not least, the 2014 Beta RS Dual-sport motorcycles will come standard with an industry-first Trail Tech Voyager GPS unit which can show GPS Speed, Distance, Compass, Altitude, Organize, Temperature, Maps View, Edit and Share Entire Trail Systems in 3D.
No word on pricing at the moment.