Beta unveils Evo Factory two-strokes for 2013

Publish Date: 
Mar 21, 2013

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - American Beta dealers in April will begin receiving three new limited-edition 2013 Beta Evo Factory two-stroke models.

Retail prices for the Evo 125 Factory, Evo 250 Factory and Evo 300 Factory will be $7,799, $8,299 and $8,499, respectively.

Beta claims the 125cc, 250cc and 300cc engines all feature magnesium crankcases about 3.3 lbs. lighter than previous ones. New red silicone cooling hoses provide better heat dissipation while black crankcase covers add a racing look.

The clutch on the Evo 300 Factory has the following characteristics:

  • New transmission internal ratios for a better transfer of the torque
  • Reduced preload of the springs for an easier pull action and better control of the engagement
  • Clutch disks with different machining for a more accurate engagement and stable performance

Also pertaining to the 300 model only:

  • Larger-diameter crankshaft to increase inertia without increase in weight
  • Exhaust and Intake timing modified to increase low-rpm torque
  • Crankshaft connecting pin with a larger diameter for greater rigidity and reduced vibration
  • Titanium exhaust manifold with a new shape that allows for a greater fluidity at low rpm, a linear torque curve, an increase in performance at high rpm, and a weight reduction of about 500 grams
  • New kickstarter ratio to reduce stress on the starter lever
  • 10-42 final ratio to match the new clutch ratio

The triple clamp on all three models is CNC-machined from billet aluminum and black- anodized. The rider can choose between eight different positions of the handlebar to adapt the bike to his or her riding style.

The models’ X-Light tires are the result of many years of cooperation with Michelin. The new tires provide a claimed weight saving of about 500 grams and are supported by gold-plated rims.

Additional parts found on all three models include red-anodized aluminum brake master cylinder covers, oil cap, brake/clutch lever adjusters, chain tensioners and handlebar end caps. Anodized billet aluminum footpegs reportedly provide greater grip. New Factory wave brake discs dissipate heat better. (Continued.)