News 2010 Beta RS Supermoto Models | Previews

2010 Beta RS Supermoto Models | Previews

Supermoto & Dual-Sport

Beta is continuing to invest in the dual-sport and Supermoto markets by offering a duo of 450 and 525cc RS models that are street-legal in all 50 states. For 2010, the Beta RS and RS-Supermoto motorcycles feature proven powerplants, lower seat heights, plusher suspension and the availability of more than 60 accessories for hard-core, long-distance dual-sporters and Supermoto riders.

The engine features in the 2010 Beta RS 450 & 525 Dual-Sport and Supermoto models include; 4-valve, single-cam design, 6-speed wide-ratio transmission, hydraulic clutch, forged piston and electric starter with kick-start backup.

The chassis features in the 2010 Beta RS 450 & 525 Dual-Sport and Supermoto models include; 36.5″ seat height, engine skid plate, oversize Braking Wave rotors with Nissin master cylinders and calipers, and a 254 lb. claimed dry weight.

2010 Beta RS Supermoto Models | Specifications (450cc & 525cc)

Differences between models are noted: 450cc / 525cc

2010 Beta RS Supermoto Engine Specs

Type: liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke, 4-valve single
Bore x Stroke: 89 x 72mm / 95 x 72mm
Displacement: 448cc / 510cc
Compression Ratio: 11:1
Ignition: Kokusan DC CDI with variable ignition timing.
Spark Plug: NGK DCPR8E
Lubrication: Twin oil pumps, cartridge oil filters
Carburetor: 39mmKeihin FCR
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc with hydraulic actuation
Primary Gear Ratio: 33:76
Transmission speeds: 6
Final Drive: Regina O-ring chain
Starting: Electric, with kick-start backup

2010 Beta RS Supermoto Chassis Specs

Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
Seat Height: 35.0 in.
Ground Clearance: 11.2 in.
Footpeg Height: 14.8 in.
Dry Weight: 254 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 2.24 gal.
Front Suspension: 45mm Marzocchi, adjustable compression and rebound
Rear Suspension: Sachs w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel: 11.4 in.
Rear Wheel Travel: 11.8 in.
Final Gearing: 15/45
Front Brake: 255mm floating Braking Wave rotor with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake: 240mm Braking Wave rotor with single-piston caliper
Front Tire: 120/70×17 Pirelli Diablo
Rear Tire: 150/60×17 Pirelli Diablo
Color: Red/White
Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
*Specifications subject to change without notice.

The 2010 Beta RS Supermotos are scheduled to arrive in dealer showrooms sometime in December. The 2010 Beta RS Supermoto retail price is $9299 for the 450cc and $9399 for the 525cc motorcycle.
The 2010 Beta RS Dual-Sport retail price is $8899 for the 450cc and $8999 for the 525cc motorcycle.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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