The 2021 Beta Evo lineup of observed trials motorcycles has five two-strokes and a lone four-stroke this year. 2021 isn’t a revolutionary year for Beta trials bikes, though there are some updates. The six Beta Evo motorcycles share the same basic chassis.
The suspension has new internal valving. The goal is a plusher feel over small obstacles, along with an improvement in balance.
All six 2021 Beta Evo trials bikes get new carburetor settings and mapping to match. In this case, the goal is a more linear throttle response that is more predictable. The two-strokes use a 28mm Keihin PWK carburetor for all displacements, with the four-stroke mill fed by a Mikuni CV carburetor.
The 2021 Beta Evos get Bold New Graphics. Along with new stickers, the color of some of the plastics has changed. There’s more red and less black this year.
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KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!