Beta Introduces New 390 and 500 RS Special Editions

Discover the Street-Legal Thrill of Beta's 2024 RS Special Editions with Enhanced Features

Beta, an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, has introduced its latest models: the 390 RS and 500 RS Special Editions. These motorcycles are designed to cater to adventure enthusiasts by combining off-road capabilities with street-legal features.

Beta Introduces New 390 And 500 Rs Special Editions

Enhanced Features


The 2024 RS Special Editions boast race-inspired upgrades, including top-of-the-line KYB suspension systems. With a 48-millimeter KYB AOS closed-cartridge fork at the front and a 46-millimeter rear shock at the rear, riders can expect optimal handling and control on varied terrain.

Practical Additions


For on-road practicality, the RS Special Editions come equipped with a range of features, including extra-wide foot pegs, RS mirrors, and a Race Edition seat. While the seat may not prioritize comfort for extended road trips, its focus lies in enhancing off-road performance.



Street-Legal Appeal


One of the standout features of the 390 and 500 RS Special Editions is their street-legal status in all 50 states. This allows riders the freedom to seamlessly transition from city streets to rugged trails without the need for additional transportation.

Pricing and Options


The 500 RS is priced at $12,499, while the 390 RS comes in at $12,299. For those seeking a more budget-friendly option, standard versions are available at a slightly lower cost.

Accessibility and Enjoyment


With the introduction of the 390 and 500 RS Special Editions, Beta aims to make off-road riding more accessible to a wider audience. By combining performance with street-legal capabilities, these bikes offer enthusiasts the opportunity to explore new horizons with confidence.

Specifications


Specifications390 RS Special Edition500 RS Special Edition
MSRP$12,299.00$12,499.00
Engine TypeSingle cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 4-valve (Titanium intake and exhaust), electric start. (backup kick starter optional)Single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 4-valve (Titanium intake and exhaust), electric start. (backup kick starter optional)
Bore88mm100mm
Stroke63.4mm60.8mm
Displacement385.6cc477.5cc
Compression Ratio12.48:111.86:1
Valve TrainFinger followers w/ shim adjustmentFinger followers w/ shim adjustment
IgnitionDual-Map Kokusan 200w output - On Demand Traction ControlDual-Map Kokusan 200w output - On Demand Traction Control
Spark PlugNGK LKAR8A-9NGK LKAR8A-9
LubricationTwin Oil Pumps w/Cartridge Filter & Separate Compartments For Engine & TransmissionTwin Oil Pumps w/Cartridge Filter & Separate Compartments For Engine & Transmission
Fuel System42mm Throttle Body w/ Dual Injectors42mm Throttle Body w/ Dual Injectors
ClutchWet Diaphragm-styleWet Diaphragm-style
Transmission6 Speed6 Speed
Final DriveO-ring chainO-ring chain
Traction ControlOn-Demand w/ push of a buttonOn-Demand w/ push of a button
FrameMolybdenum steel / Double Cradle w/ quick air filter accessMolybdenum steel / Double Cradle w/ quick air filter access
Wheelbase58.7"58.7"
Seat Height37"37"
Ground Clearance12.6"12.6"
Footrest Height16.3"16.3"
Dry Weight237 lbs239 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity2.4 US Gallons2.4 US Gallons
Front Suspension48 mm KYB AOS closed cartridge fork, adjustable compression & rebound48 mm KYB AOS closed cartridge fork, adjustable compression & rebound
Rear SuspensionKYB 46mm body with adjustable rebound and high/low speed on compression adjustmentKYB 46mm body with adjustable rebound and high/low speed on compression adjustment
Final Gearing15T Front/48T Rear15T Front/48T Rear
Front Wheel Travel11.6"11.6"
Rear Wheel Travel11.4"11.4"
Front Brake260 mm floating rotor260 mm floating rotor
Rear Brake240 mm rotor240 mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim21" (Front) / 18" (Rear)21" (Front) / 18" (Rear)
Front/Rear TireDOT Maxxis EnduroDOT Maxxis Enduro
Destination Fee$489.00$489.00
Warranty12 Month12 Month
AvailabilityMayMay


Conclusion


A exciting experience both on and off the road, Beta's 390 and 500 RS Special Editions are an ideal example of adventure-ready motorcycles. These bikes are guaranteed to fascinate riders looking for thrilling rides because of their unique combination of performance, functionality, and street-legal status.

Last updated on 22-04-2024. Published in US Motorcycle News
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