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ADV Bikes2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Models Unveiled

2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Models Unveiled

 First look at Beta's 2020 Dual Sports featuring a revamped engine and chassis.

Published on 07.16.2019
Beta has announced big updates to its 2020 RR-S range. The all-new Betas represent the next generation of dual sport models for the Italian manufacturer, with a major redesign to increase performance, fuel range and rideability.

The 2020 RR-S dual sport range includes 4 different sizes: 350, 390, 430 and 500 cc 4-stroke engines that offer Beta customers a wide selection of bikes to take on their next adventure.

Major advances have been made by the Beta team of engineers these past twelve months including introducing a completely new engine design and an all new frame that boasts a thoroughly revamped geometry and rigidity.

2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Motorcycles
Customers can order any RR-S with a 2″ lower seat height straight from the factory.

Besides the all-new engines and frames, the sub-frame, tail section, seat, fuel tank, bodywork, and many other details are also all new. According to Beta, these changes all come together to provide a bike that is safe, reliable, and easy to ride.


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Also new for 2020 is the ability for customers to order any RR-S model straight from the factory with a 2” lower seat height (down to 35”) over the stock models. These “lowboy” models have parts installed inside the front fork and rear shock to lower the seat height.

Beta USA’s popular BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) program will continue for 2020. This program allows riders to custom build his or her new Beta to fit their special needs by allowing them to choose from more than 400 accessories from a range of top aftermarket manufacturers like Dubya, Fasst Co, Acerbis, and Giant Loop. Customers can customize their new bike with options like tires, soft luggage, heavy-duty wheels, handlebars, gearing, and more, then have it delivered as configured.

2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Motorcycles new foot pegs and brake pedal

Read on for a breakdown of what’s new on the 2020 RR-S Line:

Engine

  • A complete redesign, with the aim of reducing the weight and bulk of moving parts, achieved by raising the clutch and moving the crankshaft back. Moving the center of gravity closer to the swingarm pivot makes for significantly better handling. An overall weight reduction of 2.2 lbs.
  • A redesigned magnesium clutch cover, redeveloped to improve the oil flow into the clutch assembly more efficiently.
  • Magnesium flywheel cover, redesigned in-line with the rest of the engine, now with a more functional and modern look.
  • New water pump system that improves flow-rate and therefore the efficiency of the cooling system’s ability to transfer heat, keeping average temperatures lower, improving performance, and providing a more simplified cooling hose system.

2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Motorcycles new foot pegs and brake pedal

  • Cylinder and head redesigned matched with the updated cooling system to lower engine temperatures.
  • Twin Injectors improve performance and increase fuel mileage.
  • Oil circuit redesigned to provide better heat transfer between oil and water in the front section of the crankcase in order to keep the oil temperature lower.
  • Clutch with redesigned discs in a new material to ensure smoother and more modular gear shifting.
  • Redesigned gearing, now shorter and lighter.
  • New gearshift mechanism with lighter cam to improve shifting.
  • Gearshift lever redesigned in line with the new engine and frame layout.
  • Addition of a neutral sensor.
  • Updated EFI mapping.

Chassis

  • All-New frame with redesigned geometry and rigidity for increased agility and stability. Weight is reduced and reliability boosted with the use of precision-cast components, while comfort is improved and vibration reduced thanks to new head bolts. The frame is also narrower at the base which improves handling over difficult sections and typical off-road tracks.

2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Motorcycles chassis

  • Modified swingarm, now longer for better stability and traction.
  • Completely redesigned tailpiece, greater strength to reduce breakage during off road riding, all filter box components and related accessories are now housed inside it.
  • Improved fork design compared to previous version, with new inner cartridge to lower the center of gravity providing the perfect level of plushness while also improving the action of square-edge impacts. Internal valving has been updated to work in-line with the new frame design.
  • New rear shock absorber with:
    o New top-out system, now a spring to improve grip and contact with the ground during hard braking.
    o New longer shock bumper with more progressive compression. This ensures good protection of the buffer and improves bottoming resistance.
    o New valving, to work in-line with the new frame.
  • New air filter boot.
  • Air Filter mounting system, providing quicker and more accurate installation.

2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Motorcycles air filter

  • Cooling system with water hoses placed inside the frame and more efficient radiators. This improves heat transfer and allows engines to operate at lower temperatures, even in the most extreme conditions.
  • Larger capacity fuel tanks, of 2.4 US gallons (previously 2.1 gallons). Besides providing greater range, the new fuel tanks improve ergonomics and ease-of-movement in the seat.
  • Wider handlebars for greater control.
  • Exhaust with new layout in line with the bike’s new rear section.
  • Side stand with bigger foot pad.

2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Motorcycles new foot pegs and brake pedal

  • New precision-cast footpegs that are better at shedding mud and teeth to increase boot grip.
  • New chain guide, longer to suit new swingarm.
  • New brake pedal, more robust and with larger bearings.
  • Shorter 430/480 cc gearing compared to previous models.

Design

  • Completely new superstructure (front cowl, front and rear fenders, ducts and fairings) that improves ergonomics and the operation of all related parts.
  • Front fender with variable thickness geometry which reduces weight and increases rigidity.
  • New tailpiece and attachments in techno-polymer.
2020 Beta RR-S Dual Sport Motorcycles
All RR-S Models come standard with the TrailTech Voyager GPS.
  • New handlebar protector.
  • Redesigned seat, more comfortable when moving about on the bike.
  • New silencer protector.
  • New digital instruments and instrument panel.
  • Redesigned skid plate.
  • New rear light and license plate bracket with integrated grab handles.
  • New frame protectors.

Prices:
350 RR-S $10,599.00
390 RR-S $10,699.00
430 RR-S $10,799.00
500 RR-S $10,899.00

Availability: RR-S 4-Stroke Models November 2019

For more details and specs go to the Beta USA website.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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  1. That’s a great looking bike. Good to know that the customers can configure the motorcycle tires and heavy-duty wheels, as well as other accessories like soft luggage and handlebars.