2012 Beta Trial MotorcycleAmerican Beta, the sole-US importer of the Italy-based Beta motorcycles, has released a new model in the states – the Evo 300 SS, the name referring to “Super Smooth.”
The trial bike was developed in the USA, and designed for riders who want “softer” power delivery.Tim Pilg (Beta’s Marketing Manager) says Tim Pilg: “We now can offer two completely different trials bikes to our customers in the 300cc class. The new SS model fills a gap for rider’s looking for a softer power for mud, slippery rocks, or just wanting a softer powerband. The power delivery of the SS mimics that of our Evo 250 but with much more torque and power.”American Beta says the 300 SS begins with the current-model EVO, but has the following items added:
Special titanium header designed for more torque
Flywheel weight for more “chugability”
Different clutch friction plates for smoother action
One tooth smaller front sprocket and special red rear sprocket
Billet throttle pulley with bearing to smooth out action
Domino grips that are wider and thicker
Special front number plate that includes rider’s name and number
Special SS graphics package
American Beta EVO 300 SS Engine Specs:
Type: Single cylinder, 2‐stroke, liquid‐cooled w/ reed valve
Displacement: 299 cc
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Ignition: Electronic 12 volt, 85 watt w/ dual‐map switch (aggressive or soft settings)
Spark Plug NGK BR7ES
Lubrication: Pre‐mix (synthetic oil)
Carburetor: Keihin PWK 28mm
Clutch: Wet multi‐disc w/ cush‐drive basket
The American EVO 300 SS has a $7999 MSRP, and can be ordered directly from any authorized Beta motorcycle dealer in the USA. The bikes are built to order. For more information or to locate a dealer go to americanbeta.com.
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