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FIRST LOOK: 2024 BETA EVO TRIAL MODELS

8 months ago | Words: Matt Bernard | Photos: Beta

The 2024 Beta Evo Trial range has been released, boasting a range of updates and upgrades, headlined by the new electronic key. Check out the full rundown from Beta Australia below.

The tried and tested Evo technical package, provided by the manufacturer from Rignano sull’Arno to its riders and enthusiasts of the brand, has seen advances over time thanks to direct feedback from Factory Riders, and is returning to the market with the addition of a new functional component—the electronic key.

Introducing the Evo MY2024 range with all-new graphics and a refined aesthetic that makes this new model both racing-styled and elegant. The tasteful use of red is used to enhance the grey-coloured base, which instead of being a primary element, exalts the bike’s volumes and embellishes the original aesthetic appearance of the motorcycle. The mill-finish aluminium swingarm and frame emphasise the bike’s strong links with racing, where the materials are pure and everything is designed for maximum performance.

The main new feature for the MY2024 range sees the introduction of an electronic key that plays a dual role, combining rider safety functions traditionally represented by a Kill-Switch with an innovative anti- theft function.

The Evo range is one of the most extensive in this class and continues to offer a total of five different models in Australia, each with its own character.

Evo 80 2T Junior/Senior

The Evo 80 is the ideal bike for newcomers to the sport. The Junior version is by far the easiest bike to use for young riders learning to ride a combustion engine trial bike for the first time. The senior version, on the other hand, is an intermediate step between the smaller bike and the bigger 125cc model, sharing the same wheel size as the latter while keeping the intuitive manageability of the 80cc engine.

Evo 125 2T

Light and agile, this is perfect for young riders moving up from lesser classes and making their first forays into more serious competitions. The benchmark bike in its class, the engine delivers enough performance to overcome any obstacle safely while still being fun and easy to handle.

Evo 250 2T

This is the ideal bike for riders looking for an agile and easily controllable 2-stroke with a more docile temperament and slightly less power and torque than the range-topping 300cc model. The Evo 250 is ideal for the amateur looking for class-beating performance combined with precisely manageable power and impeccable Rideability.

Evo 300 2T

The 300cc 2 Stroke is the leader of the class. A bike for lovers of big capacity engines with impressive torque at all engine speeds, and the perfect base for competing at the clubman or pro levels. The size of both the frame and the engine have been optimised to maximise the ability of the bike to overcome even the most challenging obstacles and the most technically difficult trials.

Evo 300 4T

The 4-stroke model also boasts an engine capacity of 300cc, and strikes the perfect balance between performance, tractable engine power and overall usability. This engine embraces a completely different approach to riding than its 2-stroke siblings. With plenty of torque and linear power delivery that only a 4-stroke can deliver, many riders will find the power delivery refreshing compared to the more powerful 2-stroke models.

Electronic Key: This new electronic device holds an exclusive European patent awarded to Betamotor (EP3064405B1), and provides an anti-theft function, as well as protecting the bike and its rider. The electronic key is a two-part component: 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.

The device, which was recently introduced for the first time on a Beta model with the Xtrainer MY2024, fulfils the function of a Kill-Switch for the safety of both bike and rider, shutting off the bike when the magnetic contact point connected to the rider’s wrist and the handlebar is disconnected. Unlike a normal Kill-Switch, however, the new electronic key also incorporates an anti-theft function, preventing the bike from being started when disconnected, thanks to coding which uniquely links the bike to the key, protecting against theft of the vehicle when it is left unattended.

Greater protection for the bike and rider in a single solution exclusively patented by Betamotor for the first time as standard equipment.

The Evo MY2024 range also sees the following innovations:

  • Redesigned radiator grille: as well as optimising the air flow, it also boasts a greater protective surface in the cap and radiator body area, to prevent these components from sustaining damage from impacts with branches, stones or in the case of a fall.
  • Tank cover: the shape envelops the frame and allows all the cable routing to be covered, for a clean and more orderly look. The mapping switch is also located inside it which offers a choice of two different engine maps that the rider can select with a convenient button on the tank cover. This location makes the button easy to reach while offering protection against knocks and unintentional operation, while an LED indicator lets the rider immediately identify which map is currently in use.
  • Rear shock: the Evo shock comes complete with all the adjustments a rider needs to tailor the bike and identify the ideal setup but, with the latest evolutionary step implemented, the bike is significantly improved in terms of its progressiveness, responsiveness and damping.

The 250/300 2T models also see the following innovations:

  • Crankshaft and conrod: sees reduced interaxle spacing for more rounded power delivery and improved vehicle dynamics.
  • Cylinder and head: overhauled timing and combustion chamber, providing improved torque at low rpms, while retaining engine performance at higher speeds.
  • Engine maps: have been optimised to best exploit the engine’s power and docility.
  • Exhaust manifold: protection has been installed to avoid any overheating and to protect the manifold
  • from impacts. As well as being functional, this rounds out the bike’s overall look (also on 125 2T).

Pricing: To be announced.

Availability: January 2024

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