FIRST LOOK: 2024 BETA EVO FACTORY RANGE
George Hemingway’s astounding victory at the 2023 World Championship, coupled with stellar performances by Matteo Grattarola and Andrea Sofia Rabino, has solidified the Beta EVO Factory range’s reputation for exceptional rideability and performance. Now, with the introduction of the MY2024 Evo Factory models, following on from the Beta Evo trials release, the Italian manufacturere takes another leap forward in refining its range while preserving its illustrious racing heritage.
The differences between EVO 2T and EVO Factory 2T engines are as follows:
Magnesium crankcase with black finish: featuring a particularly eye-catching design, this component provides a weight reduction of 1.35kg, maximising the agility of the bike.
Trimmed clutch discs: created specifically to maximise clutch precision and controllability in every possible situation. The change assists in making the most extreme repetitive actions easier to manage, even at high rpm, ensuring extreme precision every time.
Black anodised engine oil plugs.
Titanium exhaust: on the 250/300 2T models this provides a weight reduction of over 600g, as well as ensuring greater performance at medium-high engine speeds thanks to its greater internal diameter.
The EVO Factory 125’s exhaust, once again is titanium, and stands out from that of the larger engine sizes due to its internal structure, with an initial conical section (cylinder side) providing an increase in torque and acceleration at low rpms.
As seen on the MY24 EVO 2T range, the recently introduced revised crankshaft and conrod with reduced interaxle spacing (1.5 mm less, at 114.5 mm compared to 116 mm) is utilised on all 2T EVO Factory models, with the exception of the 125. Bore and stroke remain unchanged, while the Meteor pistons are new.
The EVO Factory models are equipped with higher performance engines than that of the EVO range. Thanks to the reduced crankcase weight, the titanium header and reduced alternating masses, the bike is more manageable, while the engines guarantee improved performance and rideability, reaching another level of power and responsiveness. The handling is, as always, at the top of their class, and vibration is minimised.
The 4T EVO Factory model also benefits from a series of upgrades relative to the standard EVO version. The electronic control unit receives a higher power rating, which translates to improved spark stability and improved combustion at all engine speeds. In order to provide an outlet for the greater available power, the EVO Factory 4-stroke is also equipped with a lighter weight and higher performance titanium silencer.
FRAME AND SUSPENSION
Gold Front Forks: the MY2024 EVO Factory range receives gold forks, which provides the range with both aesthetic and functional benefits. The colour is the result of a TIN treatment, allowing for smoother sliding of the fork, and the recently introduced internal damping system is carried over to MY2024. The continuous refinement of the settings ensures a suspension package that is at the top of the range in the trial bike sector, thanks in no small part to its combination with the monoshock that has an optimised spring guide geometry (with red spring).
Progressive linkage: the configuration of the rear suspension linkage is more progressive, in order to ensure greater traction and provides a superior feel to the rider. This helps to facilitate wheelies and assists in overcoming large obstacles.
New steering yokes machined from billet with blue anodised finish: provides stiffness and lightness (weighing around 100g less than EVO models), they also feature fore-aft adjustable handlebar brackets to let the rider find their ideal position. The new colour introduced for MY2024 also lends the bike a zero-compromise appearance.
Chain adjusters, handlebar end plugs and footpegs with black anodised finish: the footpegs are durable, lightweight components, with the non-slip steel pins ensuring maximum grip.
EVO Factory specific radiator hoses in red silicone: offers improved cooling performance and gives the bike a thoroughbred racing look.
Galfer racing brake discs: these discs offer maximum braking power and are extremely lightweight, which contributes to reducing unsprung mass and maximises the bike’s rideability.
BrakTec brake and clutch master cylinders.
Rear brake calliper with anti-vibration system for pads.
New blue anodised Morad wheels.
Michelin X-light tyres: leader in the sector in terms of weight, performance and grip in all situations.
New graphics: red and blue have always been the colours used for Beta’s race-ready models, and this new EVO Factory does not disappoint. The Beta red of the plastic parts and decals is perfectly paired with the details and elegant new components in annodised blue. The model’s look is further enhanced by the new matte-gloss graphics, with the matte red parts contrasting with the glossy blue and white.
Rounding out the changes for the MY2024 EVO Factory range sees the new Beta Electronic Key being fitted as detailed:
Electronic key: the traditional “Kill-switch” has been replaced with Betamotor’s new patented electronic key. It is a magnetic lanyard-type kill switch, which provides both the function of theft protection and that of protecting the bike and rider, for which Betamotor holds an exclusive European patent (EP3064405B1). The key is a two-part component, like the device it replaces: one part remains fastened to the bike’s handlebars, while the other is magnetic (worn by the rider with a cord around their wrist), activating a mechanism in the event they are disconnected; however, it differs due to the coding linking the two parts and provides anti-theft functionality.
Anti-theft function: the key prevents the engine from being started when it is disconnected, thanks to coding which links it to the bike’s ignition, discouraging theft of the bike when it is left unattended.
Passive bike and rider safety: operating in the same manner as a traditional “Kill-Switch”, the bike is shut off when the magnetic point of contact connected to the rider’s wrist and the bike’s handlebar is disconnected. Greater protection for the bike and rider, in a single solution exclusively patented by Betamotor.
AVAILABLE MAY 2024