2012 Beta 520 RS

2012 Beta 520 RS
MSRP $9,399

The Beta RS 520 has been given a redesigned cylinder head with at reinforced camshaft bridge, valve retainers, and an updated cam chain tensioner for noise reduction. It also has been given a new clutch primary gear and springs for better engagement and clutch action. The Beta RS 520 is equipped with a new Brembo clutch master cylinder for a better clutch feel and engagement and a new frame for less flex and better stability.

Model520 RS
Engine TypeBeta-Built single cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke
Engine Displacement497.4cc
Bore Stroke100 mm x 63.4 mm
Compression Ratio12.1:1
Fuel SystemKeihin FCR-39 mm
IgnitionDC-CDI with variable ignition timing, Kokusan
Starting SystemElectric start with back up kick starter
Final DriveO-ring chain, Regina
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height36.6 in.
Wheelbase58.1 in.
Front Suspension45 mm Marzocchi USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound
Rear SuspensionSachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Brake260 mm rotor
Rear Brake240 mm rotor
Front TireNA
Rear TireNA
Fuel Capacity2.1 gal.
Dry Weight249 lbs.

2012 Husqvarna TE511 vs 2012 Beta 520 RS

2012 Husqvarna TE511 vs 2012 Beta 520 RS

Motorcycle USA takes two big-bore European dual sports up into the hills for a comparison review of the 2012 Husqvarna TE511 and Beta 520 RS.