First look at Beta EVO 2023 models
| August 5, 2022
Beta USA has released their new 2023 line of EVO Trials bikes. Six models, including a 125, 200, 250 and three 300s, offer updates across the range. Updates for all bikes include new grille, tank cover, graphics, grips, shock settings and tires. The EVO 250 and 300 two-strokes also get a new crankshaft and connecting rod, new cylinder and cylinder head, engine map and exhaust. Scroll below to see photos of these new bikes and the official press release.
Beginning with the TR, ZERO, TECHNO, REV and more recently EVO, Beta has set the benchmark in the world of trials since 1979 when it presented its TR 50 at the Milan Motorcycle Show. Thirty years of evolution later, and with a history of great riders and victories in the highest Trials championship classes, as well as riders competing or playing around the world, the EVO was born, the Beta Most successful trial of all time. . An inspired project which, thanks to all the subsequent innovations concerning the chassis, the engine, the graphics and the electronics, turned out to be particularly successful for the Italian manufacturer.
For the EVO 2023, Beta has decided to develop its models further, both functionally and aesthetically, reserving the most radical engine updates for its first model. All modifications are introduced to satisfy ever-changing consumers, as tastes and driving styles change, and to reaffirm the functionality and reliability for which the models have always stood out. With this EVOlution, the performance difference between a previous EVO version and the new 2023 model is amazing!
New features introduced across the range include:
Radiator grille: A complete overhaul. In addition to optimizing the airflow directed to the radiator, it also benefits from a larger protective surface in the area of the radiator cap and body, to prevent these components from suffering damage in the event of contact. with branches, rocks or in the event of a fall.
Tank Cover: With a new design, the shape better integrates with the frame and covers all the cable routing for a clean and tidier look. This new form also effectively integrates the mapping switch. The EVO offers a choice of two different engine maps that the rider can select with a convenient button on the tank lid. This location makes the button easy to reach while preventing accidental pushing while driving. Additionally, an LED indicator allows the rider to immediately identify which map is currently in use.
Graphics: The looks and performance of the bike are accentuated in equal measure with the latest EVO update. These graphics, together with the bare aluminum swingarm, ensure a natural and elegant look reminiscent of the world of racing. The frame is painted in the distinctive Beta red to accentuate the beauty of the hydroformed aluminum structure, characteristic of the EVO. The filter housing is black again but remains the same functionally, as is the dedicated TwinAir foam filter. The lower fork legs are now also in characteristic beta red.
Domino grips: getting maximum freedom of movement on the bike also means having stable and comfortable grips on the vehicle. The new Beta custom Domino grips provide comfort and grip, giving the rider a solid grip. Black levers underline the refined look.
New Shock Tuning: The EVO shock comes with all the settings a rider needs to customize the bike and identify the ideal setup but, in order to improve handling. Beta technicians, with the help of factory team riders, used their experience to implement a series of settings updates to improve progressiveness, responsiveness and damping. On the fork side, the settings and the amount of oil contained in the two sleeves have been revised in order to boost the progressive response during the most extreme falls. With the left and right stanchions differing both functionally and in internal volume, the left side features adjustable spring length, to set ride height, while the fork hydraulic functions are adjustable on the right stanchion, to customize damping behavior and responsiveness of the front. By using different volumes of oil calibrated specifically for left and right divers, the progressiveness of the fork and the precision with which the sensations are transmitted to the rider have been improved. On the shock absorber side, and in order to improve the motricity of the bike, Beta has worked on the adjustment, boosting the reactivity during the rebound phase. This allows EVO to offer the rider a greater feeling of lightness, especially when “jumping” to reposition themselves between obstacles.
Tyres: Michelin Trial Light front and Michelin Trial X-Light Competition rear are the choice of professional riders who experience a feeling of increased grip with this extremely light tyre, which blends perfectly with precision and handling typical of Beta models.
New EVO 250/300 2-stroke functionality:
The larger volume Beta 2 Stroke engines have undergone significant updates, all implemented to improve vehicle performance and handling, in line with the Beta philosophy. These new updates include:
Crankshaft and connecting rod: the length of the connecting rod has been reduced by 1.5 mm for a length of 114.5 mm. These new components offer multiple advantages, both on the performance side, for a rounder delivery, and on the overall feel of the bike, the bike is more manageable thanks to a reduction in its weight and rotating mass. Handling is improved while vibration is reduced.
Cylinder: brand new! Port timing has been revised to improve low-end torque, while overall weight is reduced.
Cylinder Head: New combustion chamber improves low-end flow, making it more progressive and manageable, while maintaining the same mid-range engine performance.
Engine Mapping: The engine mapping has been optimized, in particular the ignition mapping, to position the components in the best possible way and exploit the power and handling that sets them apart.
Exhaust Pipe: A pipe protector has been added to prevent the rider’s leg from burning while protecting the pipe from impact. As well as being functional, it completes the overall look of the bike. (Also included on 125 2-stroke).
EVO 125 – $7,499.00
EVO 200 – $7,799.00
EVO 250 – $8,199.00
EVO 300 – $8,399.00
EVO 300 SS (super smooth) – $8,399.00
EVO 300 4-Stroke – $8,699.00
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