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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beta 520RS, 2012

Beta 520RS, 2012

American Beta is releasing the 2012 Beta Dual Sport RS model line up with a complete range being offered for 2012 including 350, 450, and 520 versions.

The RS model range has been designed for the USA market with all three models being 50-state street legal. These premium dual sporters include our famous twin cam 4 stroke powerplant that incorporates a heavier flywheel for chugging power to tackle the tough stuff while the twin cam and short stroke allows amazing over-rev for the faster-paced conditions.

Newly added to the range for 2012 is the Beta 350 RS. A bike designed for single track trails as well as all-around casual riding. The 350's engine provides enough power and torque for both the casual play rider as well as the serious dual sporter. With its titanium valves and twin-cam engine the 350 RS offers a level of performance that will exceed riders expectations.

Returning for 2012 are the popular 450 and 520 versions. All receiving the same engine upgrades as our popular RR models. These two models have been sold out in recent years as more riders are discovering the beauty of Beta.

The BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) is back for 2012! Customers can build their own Beta online by adding suspension settings as well as the accessories he or she desires. 

Features and Benefits
Updates for the 2012 RS Include:

  • * Redesigned cylinder head including reinforced camshaft bridge, valve retainers, and updated cam chain tensioner to help reduce engine noise.
  • * New clutch primary gear and springs for better engagement and clutch action.
  • * Updated counterbalance bearings for increased reliability.
  • * Stronger cam chain guides
  • * Increased oil volume to the engine cam chain for reduced friction.
  • * New oil drain plug for easier oil changes.
  • * Offered in 350, 450, and 520 versions for 2012

  • * 45mm Marzocchi front fork valved for Dual Sport use.
  • * Redesigned frame with extra gussets. This new frame has less flex and has improved stability.
  • * Striking new red frame with white plastics for 2012
  • * Over 65 accessories to make your RS yours.
  • * Exclusive Beta BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) program

Technical Details
MSRP Price: $9399.00 USD

  • Type: Beta-Built single cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter.
  • Bore: 100mm
  • Stroke: 63.4mm
  • Displacement: 497.4cc
  • Compression Ratio: 12.1:1
  • Ignition: DC-CDI with variable ignition timing, Kokusan.
  • Spark Plug: NGK LKAR 8A-9
  • Lubrication: Twin oil pumps with cartridge oil filter. Separate oil for engine and clutch .8 liter each
  • Carburetor: Keihin FCR 39mm
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc
  • Primary Ratio: 31:73
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring chain

  • Frame: All New molybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Air filter access from the side.
  • Wheelbase: 58.1”
  • Seat Height: 36.6”
  • Ground Clearance: 12.6”
  • Footrest Height: 16.2”
  • Dry Weight: 249 lbs. dry
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 2.1 US gallons
  • Front Suspension: 45mm Marzocchi USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound
  • Rear Suspension: Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
  • Front Wheel Travel: 11.4”
  • Rear Wheel Travel: 11.4”
  • Final Gearing: 14t front, 45t rear
  • Front Brake: 260mm floating rotor
  • Rear Brake: 240mm rotor
  • Front/Rear Rim: 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
  • Front/Rear Tire: Michelin Enduro, DOT approved
  • Warranty: 6 month Limited Warranty


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