Beta presents the new EVO MY 2023.
With the TR, ZERO, TECHNO, REV and, more recently, EVO, Beta has set the benchmark in the trials world since 1979, when it presented its TR 50 at the Milan Motorcycle Show. Forty years of evolution later, and with a history of great riders and victory in the highest Trials championship classes, not to mention the satisfaction of users that ride the bike in a non-professional capacity all around the world, the EVO was born, the most high-performance Beta Trial of all time. An inspired project that, thanks to all the subsequent innovations relating to the chassis, engine, graphics and electronics, has proved particularly successful for the Italian manufacturer.
For the EVO MY 2023, Beta has decided to further develop its models, both functionally and aesthetically, reserving the most radical engine updates for its premier model. All modifications that are introduced to satisfy ever evolving consumers, as tastes and riding styles change, and to reaffirm that functionality and reliability for which the models have always stood out.
The 2023 update confirms the ongoing commitment that Beta shows in the trials arena, a discipline that is of fundamental importance to the Tuscan brand. The introduction of a series of premium components highlights the end goal, which is that all new-generation trial riders are able to fully enjoy the EVO's capacities, whether in competition or when trail riding.
The EVO range is one of the most extensive in this class, and continues to offer a total of six different models, each with its own character and able to meet the needs of all riders, raising the potential and level of enjoyment that each experience:
Evo 80 2 Str Junior/Senior
Evo 125 2 Str
Evo 250 2 Str
|The Evo 80 is the ideal bike for newcomers to the sport. The Junior version is by far the easiest bike to use for young riders taking to the saddle of a combustion-engined trial bike for the first time. The Senior version on the other hand is an intermediate step between the smaller bike and the bigger 125 model, sharing the same wheel size with the latter while keeping the intuitive manageability of the 80 cc engine.||The smallest homologation- ready bike in the range. Light and agile, this is perfect for young riders moving up from lesser classes and making their first forays into more serious competitions. The benchmark bike in its class. The engine delivers enough performance to overcome any obstacle in safety, while still being fun and easy to handle.||This is the ideal bike for riders looking for an agile and easily controllable 2-stroke, with a more docile temperament and with slightly less power and torque than the range-topping model. The Evo 250 is ideal for the amateur looking for class- beating performance combined with precisely manageable power and impeccable ride-ability.|
Evo 300 2 Str
Evo 300 2 Str SS
Evo 300 4 Str
The 300 2 Str is the range- topping model in the Evo family. A bike for lovers of big capacity engines with impressive torque at all engine speeds, and the perfect base for competing even at pro levels. The size of both the frame and the engine have been optimized to maximize the ability of the bike to overcome even the most challenging obstacles and the most technically difficult trials. The ideal solution for expert riders looking for bike with class-beating performance, but which is intuitive and easilymanageable from the moment you get into the saddle.
With SS standing for “Super Smooth”, this is the model with the broadest appeal in the whole 2-stroke range. A bike that extremely fun to ride with all the main traits of the biggest Beta engine - the 300 cc unit - but with more tempered power delivery at low to mid engine speeds than the standard version which, together with a series of other minor tweaks, make this an even more enjoyable and easy- to-use machine for the less experienced rider.
The 4-stroke model also boasts an engine capacity of 300 cc, and strikes the perfect balance between performance, tractable engine power and overall usability. This engine embraces a completely different approach to riding than its 2-stroke siblings. With plenty of torque and linear, extremely progressive power delivery, this is the perfect bike for the amateur looking for a machine suitable for less challenging competitive use and motorcycle mounting climbing.
The 2-stroke version is available in four displacements: 125, 250, 300 and 300 SS. “SS” stands for “Super Smooth”. This means that thanks to additional weight on the flywheel for increased inertia and other small measures, this version is more manageable at medium-low revs if compared to the Standard version – still maintaining the racing nature at higher revs, just like her Standard sister. This makes the SS extremely easy and entertaining to ride.
The 4-stroke version comes in the usual 300cc displacement, which enables to perfectly combine performance and manageability.
Let's take a look at the innovation features that make up the new Model Year.
New features introduced across the entire range include:
• Radiator grille: completely redesigned. As well as optimizing the air flow directed to the radiator, it also boasts a greater protective surface in the cap and radiator body area, to prevent these components from sustaining damage when in contact with branches, stones or in the case of a fall.
• Tank cover: with a new design. The shape better envelops the frame and allows all the cable routing to be covered, for a clean and more orderly look. And this new form also effectively incorporates 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 cover. This location makes the button easy to reach while offering protection against knocks and unintentional operation, while an LED indicator lets the rider immediately identify which map is currently in use.
• Graphics: the bike's look and performance are accentuated in equal measure with the latest EVO update. The geometric graphics and new anodized aluminum swingarm ensure an elegantly natural look reminiscent of the racing world. The frame is painted in distinctive Beta red to accentuate the beauty of the hydro-formed aluminum structure, a hallmark feature of the EVO. The filter box is now black again but remains the same functionally-speaking, as does the dedicated TwinAir foam filter. The fork sheaths are now in characteristic Beta red.
For EVO 250/300 2T:
The larger volume Beta 2T engines have undergone significant updates, all implemented in order to improve vehicle performance and ride-ability, in line with the Beta philosophy. The new components equipping the EVO 2023 include:• Crankshaft and piston rod, the latter with an interaxle spacing that is reduced by 1.5 mm for a length of 114.5 mm. These new components offer multiple benefits, both on the performance side, for more rounded delivery, and in terms of the vehicle's dynamics. The bike is more manageable thanks to a reduction in its weight and alternating masses. Handling is improved while vibration is reduced.
• Cylinder: brand new. For this component, the timing has been revised to improve the torque at low engine speeds, while the overall weight is reduced.
• Cylinder head: The new combustion chamber improves delivery at low speeds, making it more progressive and tractable, while retaining the same engine performance at mid-high speeds.
• Engine map: the engine mapping has been optimized, particularly the ignition map, in order to set up the components in the best possible way and exploit the power and tractability for which they stand out.
The 2023 EVO Factory models are here! These premium models are manufactured with the finest components at Beta’s Italian factory and represent the next level of trial EVOlution. The EVO Factory models share the same base platform as the standard EVOs along with a series of updates on both the frame and engine side, providing riders with a competition model like no other and make the EVO Factory trials bike competition ready. The EVO Factory models are built in limited numbers providing exclusivity as well as performance. The highlights of the 2023 models are as follows:
The engine equipped in the Factory models have the following upgrades and features over the standard versions:
» Updated cylinder and head: Like the standard 2023 EVO models all EVO Factory 2-Stroke
engine sizes, except for the 125 and 200, will receive the new crankshaft and connecting rod (1.5 mm less, at 116 compared to 114.5 mm). The bore and stroke remain unchanged. The cylinder and its combustion chamber have been modified to provide an increase in the compression ratio. New crankcases have been introduced, featuring different internal volumes designed to work in harmony with the new crankshaft, cylinder, and cylinder head which all provide more power over the standard EVO models.
» Magnesium Crankcase with Black Finish: featuring an eye-catching look while providing a weight reduction of 1 kilogram which improves the agility of the bike.
» Profiled Clutch Discs: Special steel plates that have an added lip which reduces flexing of the clutch plate while providing better performance under extreme conditions.
» Black Anodized Engine Oil Plug
» Engine Mapping: Revised to match the engine’s new components with an ignition curve to provide a power delivery that is smooth yet, powerful when needed.
» Exhaust: The 2023 EVO Factory model gets an upgrade over last year’s model with the addition of a titanium header with heat shield. This new titanium header increases performance over the standard version while also reducing the overall weight of the bike (conical cylinder connector flange on 125 cc model only). The heat shield, featured for the first time on the 2023 EVO models, is also being introduced on the Factory models to help protect the rider’s leg from heat and also protects the exhaust.
» Engine Mapping: The electronic control unit (ECU) receives a higher power rating, which translates to improved spark and combustion throughout the power range.
» Exhaust: A special titanium muffler is fitted providing an increase in overall power vs the standard model while also offering half a kilogram of weight reduction.
FRAME AND SUSPENSION
In terms of the frame and design, the new 2023 EVO Factory differs from the standard version as follows:
» New Gold Front Forks: the 2023 EVO Factory is fitted with new gold front fork tubes, which provide the model with both aesthetic and functional benefits. New internal valve settings provides better oil flow, this combined with a new internal damping system which reduces the harshness when landing of large obstacles. This new dampening system also keeps the fork higher in its stroke while descending to provide the rider with better control, greater support, and greater damping capacity when landing from significant height.
» Rear Shock: The shock valving has also been revamped to ensure it is perfectly balanced with the front fork.
» Progressive Rear Suspension Linkage: the configuration of the rear suspension linkage is more progressive to ensure greater traction and provide the rider with superior feel, facilitate wheelies, and helps overcome large obstacles.
» Triple Clamps: Machined from billet aluminum with black anodized finish, providing added rigidity and a small weight reduction. They also feature fore-aft adjustable handlebar mounts for riders of all heights to set the bike up to his or her liking.
» Lanyard Kill Switch: For uncompromising safety when riding the bike.
» Chain Adjusters, Handlebar End Plugs, and Footpegs with Black Anodized Finish: the footpegs are durable, lightweight components, with the non-slip steel pins to ensure maximum grip.
» Red Silicone Radiator Hoses: offering improved cooling performance while providing the bike with a thoroughbred racing look.
» Galfer Racing Brake Discs: these discs offer maximum braking power while being extremely light weight. This contributes to reducing unsprung mass and maximizes the bike's rideability.
» BrakTec Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders
» Rear Brake Caliper with Anti-Vibration System for Pads: Reduces brake squealing.
» Black Morad Wheels
» Michelin X-light Tyres: for unparalleled grip in every situation.
» New Graphics: the 2023 EVO Factory has style to back up its performance. The bike remains faithful to the official team colours that clearly identifies the bikes as Beta Factory models.
The following items that were introduced on the 2023 EVO standard models and are also included
on the 2023 EVO Factory:
» Radiator Grill: the completely redesigned component introduced on the 2023 EVO is also fitted to the Factory model. In addition to optimizing the air flow directed to the radiator, the new radiator grill boasts a greater protective surface in the cap and radiator body area which prevents these components from sustaining damage when in contact with branches, stones, or in the case of a fall.
» Beta-Customized Domino Grips: ensure comfort and hold, so that the rider never loses contact with the handlebar.
» Tank Cover: with the new design introduced on the 2023 EVO standard model, fits tighter to the frame and allows all the cable routing to be covered for a cleaner look. There is a built-in MAP switch as well.