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2012 Beta 350 RR Comparison Photo Gallery

Check out photos of the 2012 Beta 350 RR during our comparison review. Read the full details in the 2012 Beta 350RR Comparison article.

Slideshow
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The American Beta dealers will have a strong 2012 lineup with the 350 RR now in its stable.
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Beta gave its bikes red plastic this year to match the bright powdercoated frame.
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The carbureted DOHC powerplant prefers to torque around tighter trails.
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The triple clamp, which is beautiful, was redesigned to accept the new suspension and uses a two-bolt pinch system on the upper and lower clamp.
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Peak horsepower and torque numbers are lower than the XCF-W and all of our riders noticed power discrepancy when ridden back-to-back.
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Our trio of intermediate and pro riders agrees that the Beta provides better instrumentation and features than the Austrian bike – and that’s saying a lot.
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The burly skidplate, great quality hubs, wheels, triple clamps and swingarm are standard equipment.
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For the right rider, the 350 RR will be the ultimate midsize dirt bike.
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The seat height is only 36.8 inches compared to the KTM’s lofty 38.2 inches. As a result it’s extremely easy to mount the Beta or to dab a foot when things get sketchy.
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Both fork and shock are softly sprung.
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Finding traction is one of the Beta’s strong points. It uses a Pirelli MX eXTra rear tire (110/100-18) and Pirelli MX eXTra front tire (90/90-21).
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The RR is equipped with a six-speed transmission that feels more widely spaced than the KTM, particularly between the first two cogs.
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An all-new 48mm Sachs TFX fork replaces the Marzocchi unit previously used in Beta’s lineup.
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The 260mm front and 240mm rear Braking wave rotors are new and do a very good job of slowing the bike down.