First Look 2016 Beta Off-Road & Dual-Sport Models

Adam Booth | July 1, 2015

 Fuel Injection For All 2016 Beta Four-Strokes

The main innovation of the 2016 four-stroke RR Enduro range is the introduction of the electronic fuel injection system on all four-stroke models. Beta first introduced fuel injection on the 2015 350 RR model. The update was well received thanks to its reliability and simple engine management. Beta’s engineers worked directly with Synerject to provide a reliable EFI system. The four-stroke engines are fed through a 42mm-diameter throttle body while the system ensures precise control of the fuel delivery under all conditions. The air-fuel mixture is optimized at any altitude thanks to temperature and pressure gauges.

 

2016 Beta RR four-stroke

 All the 2016 Beta four-stroke RR models are all now fuel injected.

 

 

Four-Stroke Highlights and Changes

  • The new intake ports on the 430 RR and 480 RR models have optimized flow for improved torque and power.
  • The exhaust cam of the 480 has a new profile that provides a more linear power delivery.
  • The rev limiter of the 350 has been brought up to 13,000 rpm (as opposed to the previous 12,500 rpm) for greater performance and provide more over-rev.
  • The piston of the 350 and 390 models have new DLC-treated oil rings to reduce friction and oil consumption.
  • The oil pressure valve has a new spring that offers greater stability at high temperatures, reducing the pressure variations in the system.
  • The shift detent lever has a new aluminum roller that reduces the friction during gear changes and reduces wear on the gear starwheel which improves shifting action.
  • The new tri-phase 18 pole electric ignition supplies power of 200 watts ensuring quicker battery charging. New diodes also reduce voltage losses further improving the charging system.
  • New thermostat housing with four screws to improve durability.
  • Many of the engine’s screws are now in 7075 aluminum rather than steel for a greater weight savings.
  • The skid plate is now made of plastic similar to the 2-stroke models. Made from the latest-generation polyamide that combines great impact resistance with extreme lightness, as well as offering greater protection against mud that can get in between the engine and the plate.
  • The frame derives directly from the 2015 Racing model, the two main connection tubes to the steering head increased and created with a rectangular section. This new frame is a direct result of comprehensive analysis and research and has allowed for the rigidity of the various axes to be optimized for greater stability and riding precision.
  • The air filter box has been improved in terms of its water drainage. Also new are the air box cover fasteners that provide a more secure and dependable system.
  • The front fork has been improved by increasing the size of the cartridge bleed hole to allow better oil flow during bottoming. Other changes include a longer spring guide to provide smoother action and lastly a more durable top-out spring has been installed.
  • The odometer instrumentation has been updated and integrates lights indicating low fuel level and electronic fuel injection system diagnostics.
  • The fuel tank is now translucent (from the 2015 Race Editions) allowing for a clear view of the fuel level in any situation.
  • Four-stroke RR models will be available at dealerships in October

Retail Pricing

350 RR     $9399

390 RR     $9399

430 RR     $9399

480 RR     $9499

2016 Beta four-stroke engine All the 2016 Beta four-stroke engines are now fuel injected, including the dual-sport RS line.

 

 

 

 

2016 Beta 250RR and 300RR Two-Strokes

The big news for the 2016 RR Enduro two-stroke models is the introduction of Beta’s electronic oil injection system on both the 250 and 300 RR models. This system was introduced in 2015 on the XTrainer model. This new feature ensures a perfect fuel-oil mix under any conditions and engine speed while saving riders from having to pre-mix gas. This new system also reduces 50% of the smoke from the exhaust compared to a traditional pre-mixed two-stroke as the system is managed by an ECU with integrated mix and engine control which is able to measure the oil based on the engine’s revs and engine load measured by the TPS (Throttle Position System).

 

2016 Beta RR two-stroke

 The 2016 Beta 250RR and 300 RR two-strokes are now oil injected. No more mixing gas!

  

250RR and 350RR Two-Stroke Changes and Highlights

  • The main frame has a stronger top shock mount to improve strength of the frame while also improving the feel of the chassis under the most demanding situations.
  • The air filter box has been improved in terms of its water drainage. Also new are the air box cover fasteners that provide a more secure and dependable system.
  • The front fork has been improved by increasing the size of the cartridge bleed hole to allow better oil flow during bottoming. Other changes include a longer spring guide to provide smoother action and lastly a more durable top-out spring has been installed.
  • The odometer instrumentation is updated and integrates the lights indicating low oil level and separate oil injection system diagnostics.
  • Two-stroke RR models will be available at dealerships in August

Retail Pricing

250 RR     $8299

300 RR     $8299

 

 

 

 

2016 Beta RS dual sport 

All 2016 Beta off-road four-strokes are fuel injected, including the RS dual-sport line, adding to the overall versatility.

 

2016 Beta RS Dual Sports

Like the RR models, the RS Dual Sport range also benefits from the introduction fuel injection.

  • The new intake ports on the 430 and 500 models have optimized flow for improved torque and power.
  • The exhaust cam of the 500 has a new profile that provides a more linear power delivery.
  • The oil pressure valve has a new spring that offers greater stability at high temperatures, reducing the pressure variations in the system.
  • The shift detent lever has a new aluminum roller that reduces the friction during gear changes and reduces wear on the gear starwheel which improves shifting action.
  • The new tri-phase 18 pole electric ignition supplies power of 200 watts ensuring quicker battery charging. New diodes also reduce voltage losses further improving the charging system.
  • Larger battery is fitted to improve starting while engine is hot.
  • New thermostat housing with four screws to improve durability.
  • Many of the engine’s screws are now in 7075 aluminum rather than steel for a greater weight savings.
  • The skid plate is now made of plastic similar to the 2-stroke models. Made from the latest-generation polyamide that combines great impact resistance with lightweight.
  • The frame derives directly from the 2015 Racing model, the two main connection tubes to the steering head increased and created with a rectangular section. This improved frame is a direct result of comprehensive analysis and research and has allowed for the rigidity of the various axes to be optimized for greater stability and riding precision.
  • The air filter box has been improved in terms of its water drainage. Also new are the air box cover fasteners that provide a more secure and dependable system.
  • The front fork has been improved by increasing the size of the cartridge bleed hole to allow better oil flow during bottoming. Other changes include a longer spring guide to provide smoother action and lastly a more durable top-out spring has been installed.
  • Instrumentation has been updated indicating low fuel level and electronic fuel injection system diagnostics.
  • Special Dual Sport soft seat foam for a more comfortable ride.
  • Handguards are now standard equipment.
  • New front brake hose that allows better viewing of the Voyager GPS unit.
  • The fuel tank is now translucent (from the 2015 Race Editions) allowing for a clear view of the fuel level in any situation.
  • RS Dual Sport models will be available at dealerships in November

Retail Pricing

430 RS     $9699.00

500 RS     $9799.00

 

 

2016 Beta XTrainer 300

The XTrainer returns with one large update, Beta will build more. Sales far exceeded production for 2015 and the Beta factory has stepped up production for 2016 to help fill the demand. XTrainers will be available at Beta dealerships beginning in August at a suggested price of $7299.

2016 Beta Xtrainer

The 2016 Beta Xtrainer is ready for beginners and experts alike. 

Adam Booth

Off-road Editor | Articles | Enjoying single track in the mountains, hitting the motocross track or battling an EnduroCross track, if it's on two wheels Boothy will have a smile on his face. Adam has served a mega ton of years in the off-road industry as a photographer, writer and popper of wheelies.