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FIRST LOOK: 2025 BETA RR X-PRO RANGE

6 days ago | Words: Matt Bernard | Photos: Beta Australia

This week, Beta Motorcycles Australia announced its 2025 “RR X-Pro” range – which, in a very interesting move from the Italian manufacturer, represents much more than just a rebranded version of its RR-model predecessors. Instead, the 2025 RR X-Pro machines – which come with a 20mm lower seat height, significant frame and suspension updates, and a grab-handle for extreme terrain – exude a very different design philosophy. Yep, now in its 20th year of production, Beta’s RR models have transformed into eight very different animals for 2025, with both two-stroke and four-stroke options designed to cater to a wider cross-section of riders and terrain.

To help us better understand where these landmark new X-Pro models ‘fit’ into Beta’s now extensive off-road bike range, we reached out to Tom Mendey, Beta Australia’s Marketing Manager. According to Mendey, “The RR was previously considered a ‘standard’ model by many when comparing it to the RR Racing range. So one of the aims of this model evolution is to have the new RR X-Pro stand on its own as a distinctive model within the range. The changes to the platform sees it as a very different model to the RR Racing range, and well positioned as a middle-ground between Beta’s Xtrainer and RR Racing ranges.”

But what does that mean for riders? “Well, I think the changes to the RR X-Pro – with the new ZF SCH forks, updated frame and lower seat height – will make the RR X-Pro a great all-rounder enduro bike for those riding harder enduro and for those riding in the bush/trails,” Mendey goes on to explain. “The lower seat height will appeal to more riders and give those riders greater confidence out there on the tougher tracks.” 

Here’s what else the Beta PR told us about their 2025 RR X-Pro range of machines…

The RR X-Pro range includes eight distinct models, each with its own unique personality. The two-stroke line-up features the 125, 200, 250 and 300cc capacities, while the four-stroke line-up comprises the 350 EFI, 390 EFI, 430 EFI, and 480 EFI. These models are built to tackle the toughest trails, equipped with a suite of new features that enhance their performance and rider comfort.

At the heart of the RR X-Pro’s advancements is a new, stronger frame that boasts a 20mm lower seat height, providing a lower centre of gravity and better footing for riders. This design is borrowed from the RR Racing models and features a larger backbone for improved control through reduced flex. Complementing this is an all-new ZF SHC single-spring front fork, which offers a weight saving of over 250g compared to previous models. This innovative fork uses a single spring on the right-side tube with preload adjustments, while the left side handles the fork’s compression and rebound damping adjustments. The reduced friction within the fork’s internals allows it to react quicker to terrain changes, enhancing both rider comfort and on-track performance.

Adding to the list of enhancements are the new XTrig FlexFix bar mounts, designed to reduce vibration and rider fatigue, thus creating a more comfortable riding experience. The rear ZF shock has also been updated with new valving settings that match the new frame and front fork, providing a better overall balance of suspension and rideability.

One of the standout features of the new RR X-Pro range is its lower seat height, which is 20mm lower than the MY24 RR models. This change, combined with a newly designed seat shape and softer foam, promises longer and more comfortable rides. The inclusion of a new Nissin rear brake master cylinder, which holds a larger volume of fluid, helps cool the system under extreme braking, thereby improving rear brake performance.

The RR X-Pro range also introduces a variety of thoughtful updates aimed at enhancing the riding experience. These include an electronic key system that prevents theft with a unique coded key, and a tether for safety shut-off when worn around the rider’s wrist. Additionally, a coolant recovery tank has been added to reduce coolant loss in extreme riding conditions, and a front rescue strap is included to aid in lifting the front wheel out of difficult sections.

Aesthetically, the RR X-Pro models have been given a fresh new look with redesigned plastics, including a new headlight mask, fuel tank panels, and a one-piece rear fender. The new graphics feature the iconic Italian Red colour, matched with subtle lines to ensure the RR X-Pro stands out both on and off the track.

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