First Look 2016 Beta EVO Trials Bikes

Adam Booth | September 17, 2015

2016 Beta EVO two-strokeThe 2016 Beta EVO two-stroke. 

The Beta EVO trials models have been improved once again. For the 2016 models engineers have focused their efforts on the engine, giving each of the engine sizes in the EVO range a distinctive personality, intended for a specific user. With all EVO two-strokes and four-strokes the Sachs single shock now features new valve settings to improve the rebound feel, which allows the shock to work better in junction with the front fork. As the sport has evolved, this improvement is directly aimed at improving the feel while the bike is being ridden on the rear wheel.

 

EVO Two-Stroke 250/300cc

Changes 300 and 250

• The engine crankshaft now more rigid thereby increasing inertia and centering of the masses to provide yet more balance.

• New connecting rod and crank pin for improved inertia and rigidity.

• New silencer, internally redesigned for considerably greater torque at low to medium speeds as well as a more silent operation.

Changes to 300cc

• New combustion chamber, re-developed squish angle to improve response precision and engine output.

Changes to 250cc

• Completely redeveloped head thanks to a new design of the intake and exhaust ports for standard usability.

• The combustion chamber is also new, with reduced squish height and geometry dedicated to the new ports and port timing.

 

EVO two-stroke 200cc

The 200 is now based from the 250/300 engine. Prior EVO 200 models were based from a version of the 125cc, however for 2016 the engine now has its own personality thanks to numerous technical implementations, making it an interesting engine size for the evolved enthusiast.

• New crankcase derived directly from the 250/300cc engine (and no longer from the 125cc one, as in the past).

• New engine crankshaft with lighter dedicated flywheel. This has allowed a more correct distribution of the weights, with centered masses and improved inertia. The most striking result is considerable improvement in motorcycle handling.

• Even the connecting rod is new. Thanks to improved rigidity, vibrations are greatly reduced and riding is more enjoyable.

• New lighter piston

• Increased crankcase compression ratio.

 

EVO two-stroke 125cc

This has always been the rookie engine size for young Beta riders – the one which allowed Marco Fioletti to win the World 2015 title – and this year it continues to grow in terms of performance. Notoriously lively and brilliant, today the 125 provides an improved feeling of power that is fun for both the younger generation as well as the more mature riders.

• Re-developed engine crankshaft for improved inertia.

• New connecting rod, shorter to increase compression in the crankcase and therefore achieve greater performance at low end.

• The porting of the cylinder has been redeveloped to match and exploit the improved torque

2016 Beta EVO SS (super smooth) The EVO SS models are now available in 250cc and 300cc sizes. SS stands for super smooth.

EVO SS MODEL:

With the demise of a couple Spanish brands, Beta found it necessary to offer the popular Evo SS (Super Smooth) model in both a 250 and 300 two-stroke. These SS models will appeal to riders looking for a bike that provides a softer power delivery and less “power pulses”.

The SS (Super Smooth) is in its fourth season and was built for the trial rider that wants a bike that can be ridden slower in the sections. New for 2016 is the availability of the 250 SS alongside the 300! Beta USA starts with a standard Evo model and adds the following items:

• Special Titanium exhaust header pipe to reduce the engine’s power pulses

•Heavy flywheel assembly

• Smaller front sprocket to work in junction with the exhaust pipe and flywheel

• Larger diameter Domino grips

• Slow action throttle assembly with a special throttle wheel to improve the power delivery

• Special “Super Smooth” decals

• Available in 250 & 300 cc 2 stroke.

 

Also returning is the popular “Mad Max” looking Evo Sport. It is a great bridge between a standard Evo and an XTrainer. Designed for slow speed trail riding, the Sport models are available in 125, 200, 250, and 300 two-stroke as well as 250 and 300 four-stroke sizes.

 

 2016 Beta EVO SportThe 2016 Beta EVO Sport four-stroke. 

EVO SPORT MODELS:

These models are designed for slow-speed trail rides and extreme play riding. Beta USA starts with a standard Evo model and adds the following items:

• Long range fuel tank/seat combo and hand guards

• Larger front sprocket for casual trail riding

• Knobby tires w/ front fender lift kit

• Digital meter mounted on handlebars and special “sport” decals

• Available in 125, 200, 250, 300 cc two-stroke and 250 & 300 four-stroke

 

2016 Beta EVO four-strokeThe 2016 Beta EVO four-stroke. 

2016 Beta EVO electric trials bikesMinitrial electric bikes are available again for 2016.

 

Suggested Retail Prices

Minitrial Electric 16″            1899.00

Minitrial Electric 20″            2299.00

Minitrial 75cc LC                 2999.00

Evo 80 Jr.                              3899.00

Evo 80 Sr.                             4399.00

 

Evo 125                                7099.00

Evo 200                                7199.00

Evo 250                                7699.00

Evo 300                                7899.00

 

Evo 250 (four-stroke)                7999.00

Evo 300 (four-stroke)                7999.00

 

Sport & SS Models         add  400.00

 

Prices do not include freight of $295.00

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.