2012 Beta 450 RS | Quick Look

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2012 Beta Motorcycle

Some dual-sport bikes are designed with a clear emphasis for street riding and light trail duty. The 2012 Beta 450 RS means serious business off-road.

Capable of entering a competitive enduro event, the 450 RS has inverted 45mm Marzocchi forks with compression and rebound damping adjustments.

In the back is a Sachs shock with separate high- speed and low-speed compression damping adjustments, in addition to adjustable rebound. The electric-start, short-stroke Beta motor is also available in 350 and 520 versions.

2012 Beta 450 RS | Quick Stats

  • BORE x STROKE: 95mm x 63.4mm
  • WHEELBASE: 58.1 inches
  • SUSPENSION f/r: 11.4″/11.4″
  • COMP. RATIO: 11.95:1
  • DRY WEIGHT: 249 pounds
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • PRICE: $9299

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