2013 Beta 450RR First Ride Photo Gallery
Changes to the 2013 Beta 450 RR were based on R&D insights gained from racing in the World Enduro Championship.
The 2013 Beta 450 RR is updated with a new rear shock, plastics and wheels. Our Italian Rally Racing Buddy Manuel Lucchese takes it for a spin.
The 2013 Beta 450 RR comes in at almost six and a half pounds lighter than last year's model.
Though most of the weight lost came from alterations to the chassis, the most evident changes are external.
The 2013 Beta 450 RR was put on a diet but also received updates to the bodywork and wheels.
A redesigned air box and a new 2.1 gallon fuel tank helped give the 2013 Beta 450 RR a slimmed-down look.
Despite minimal changes to the engine, our tester felt a big change in the 2013 Beta 450 RR thanks to its weight loss, especially in tight turns through the forest.
The Beta 450cc engine retains high performance while meeting strict noise reduction laws with the modified exhaust system.
The only downside our tester found in the 2013 Beta 450 RR was operating temperature, which reached a boiling point in the extreme and slow sections of the track.
The rear end of the 2013 Beta 450 RR hooks up well, even in loose or slippery situations.
Braking on the 2013 Beta 450 RR was always precise, even when our tester had to slow the bike down abruptly.
Riders can adjust the compression of the front forks from the top without tools thanks to clickers mounted on the top end of the forks.
Our tester felt the 2013 Beta 450 RR would be perfect for amateur riders and a good start for pros.
Steering was a bit too loose at slow speeds for out tester, an issue quickly fixed by adding a steering damper.
In stock form the 2013 Beta 450 RR is a perfect mount for the amateur racer and a good starting point for the pros.
Changes to the graphics highlight an evident aesthetic change to the 2013 Beta 450 RR.
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