Beta has released pictures and details of its 2018 Evo Factory model which they say is perfect for trials riders who want a bike equipped with all the technical and aesthetic features that make it truly competition-ready.
The name of the game is evolution not revolution and Beta has launched three two-stroke versions (125, 250 and 300cc) plus a 300cc four-stroke version.
The factory tells us that the new Evo Factory range has undergone considerable refinement, ensuring an even higher performance along with Beta’s proven reliability.
As Italy’s only trials bike manufacturer, Beta claim that it is the undisputed global market leader and has introduced numerous technical upgrades across the entire Factory range. These upgrades join the new features already introduced on the Evo Standard MY 2018 bikes, putting the Evo Factory models at the very pinnacle of the trials market.
User friendliness and outstanding rideability without compromising on performance has been the factory’s aim as they pursue market dominance with the following upgrades:
Black magnesium covers: Compared to the standard version, these provide major weight savings, along with an eye-catching design.
Titanium head pipe: Boosts performance significantly and reduces weight.
Profiled clutch discs: Provides a more progressive feel under the most extreme conditions.
Combustion chamber: Specially-designed volume and squish (300cc model only): Increased power, improved torque and finished in red.
New ECU: Greater sparking power and increased over-rev.
Red anodised engine oil plug.
The well-established 300cc four-stroke engine is equipped with a lighter titanium silencer that increases power low down while adding more delivery at higher revs.
Updates applicable to both Two-Stroke and Four Stroke models, to make the new Evo Factory a true competition-ready bike capable of competing at the highest level across all categories, much of the design work has focused on the suspension.
More specifically, the differences with respect to the Standard versions are as follows:
The front forks feature compression and rebound adjustment: Riders can fine-tune their fork action with a rebound adjuster at the top of the fork leg and a compression adjuster at the bottom. Black anodised triple clamp provides greater lightness and rigidity.
Rear suspension features longer travel and adjustment of both compression and rebound: Settings have been refined even further thanks to more progressive hydraulics and a more stable set-up that provides outstanding benefits in traction to the rear wheel, especially in pre-obstacle compression and launch.
On the 2T models, easier access to controls now allows quicker, simpler adjustment of the settings.
Progressive linkage: More sensitive and progressive, works with the new shock for better traction and more thrust over tall obstacles.
Lanyard-type kill switch: For safety and regulations of some club events.
Black anodised bar end plugs: Protects grips and throttle tube in the event of a fall.
Red anodised chain adjusters.
Machined footpegs with non-slip steel teeth: Maximum boot grip even under extreme conditions and significant weight reduction.
Racing brake discs: More powerful braking, weight saving and a more aggressive look.
BrakTec brake and clutch pumps: For improved brake and clutch feel.
Rear brake caliper with brake pad anti-vibration system: Reduces rear brake squeal.
Michelin X11 tyres: two-stroke 250 and 300 cc and four-stroke 300cc versions.
Michelin X-light tyres: two-stroke 125cc.
New graphics: For a true racing look.
Price and Availability
125cc 2T: £5,995 – end of January
250cc/300cc 2T: £6,245 – End of January
300cc 4T: £6,295 – Middle to end of February