Beta’s World Champion bike is now available

Steve Holcombe's winning race machine is coming to production with Beta's new 2017 RR lineup

Red Beta racing dirt bike for 2017.

Besides benefiting from the new features already present on the standard models, the new Beta “Racing” versions feature innovations in suspension, as well as providing special features for the racer. — Beta Motorcycles photo

Beta Motorcycles is launching the new 2017 RR Racing model range to the market, the bike that won the 2016 Manufacturers World Championship and helped Steve Holcombe to become world champion in the prestigious E3 class, along with Johnny Aubert finishing second. Alex Salvini, to the delight of the Tuscan manufacturer, accomplished a record for Italy by winning the Italian Enduro Championship.

New for the 2017 Racing line-up is the introduction of the 390 4T to the family. 2017 RR Racing models will be available in the following engine sizes: 250 – 300 2T and 350 – 390 – 430 – 480 4T.

All the bikes comply with European legislation Euro4.


The Beta engineers worked hard to further improve the front suspension feel of the bike. After the excellent results obtained on the race tracks by the Beta official team, the close cartridge Sachs fork (48 mm) further evolves by increasing both wheelbase and stroke while improving some internal parts to improve reliability and performance. Just like the 2017 series fork, the closed cartridge version adopts the new Liqui Moly oil, which has proven to reduce friction while offering a more consistent performance during the longer events.


All 2T “Racing” versions continue to run Premix unlike the standard RR 2T models, which come equipped with an oil injection system. Beta engineers have decided to remove this feature to minimize weight; however, with carburetor and electric wiring already designed for, a separate mixing system can be easily implemented on racing models thanks to a kit that can be bought from our accessories catalogue.

Special components

Added features to all Race Editions that make them stand out from a standard model include:

  • Quick-release front axle handle: it speeds up tire repairs and is very useful during a race as it saves precious seconds.
  • Flag-style hand guards, with a modern design, sturdy structure and “In-Mould” graphics; ideal for most extreme off-road riding.
  • Black ergal footrests: lightweight and sturdy, with a wider contact surface and steel pins to ensure maximum grip in all conditions as well as durability over time.
  • Rear sprocket with an anodized aluminium core and stainless steel teeth: combines a lightweight sprocket with the durability of a steel sprocket.
  • Red ergal chain tensioner blocks.
  • Black Excel rims.
  • Racing seat with a pocket for score cards.
  • Black anodized shift lever and rear brake pedal.
  • Transmission oil filler cap, engine oil cap (4t) and oil filter cap (4t) made of red anodized aluminium with a pure Factory look.
  • Red rim stickers and Racing graphics.

Separate mixing system kit item # 026460068 200 € 171,85

Beta’s new 2017 RR Racing model line comes to Canada in December 2016. For more info and updates, visit the website and Beta Canada Facebook Page

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