Check out photos of the 2012 Beta 350 RR during our comparison review. Read the full details in the 2012 Beta 350RR Comparison article.
- 2012 Beta 350 RR Horsepower and Torque.
- Both fork and shock are softly sprung.
- 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).
- The RR is equipped with a six-speed transmission that feels more widely spaced than the KTM, particularly between the first two cogs.
- An all-new 48mm Sachs TFX fork replaces the Marzocchi unit previously used in Beta’s lineup.
- The 260mm front and 240mm rear Braking wave rotors are new and do a very good job of slowing the bike down.
- The American Beta dealers will have a strong 2012 lineup with the 350 RR now in its stable.
- Beta gave its bikes red plastic this year to match the bright powdercoated frame.
- The carbureted DOHC powerplant prefers to torque around tighter trails.
- 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.
- 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.
- The burly skidplate, great quality hubs, wheels, triple clamps and swingarm are standard equipment.
- For the right rider, the 350 RR will be the ultimate midsize dirt bike.
- 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.
- Peak horsepower and torque numbers are lower than the XCF-W and all of our riders noticed power discrepancy when ridden back-to-back.