The third generation 2012 Beta 498RR are equipped with Beta's own engine made in Rignano Sull’Arno and arrive on the market as the result of a continuous development for many different riding abilities. Many are the refinements and innovations, both on the frame and the engine, all designed to increase reliability and riding feeling. A wide range of displacements are now available, strengthened by the new 498cc engine, a first for Beta in the enduro market. For 2012 Beta has developed a complete range of enduro bikes to appeal to both the weekend hobbyist as well as the seasoned Pro.
Updates for 2012 Include:
Redesigned cylinder head including reinforced camshaft bridge, valve retainers, and updated cam chain tensioner to help reduce engine noise.
New clutch primary gear and springs for better engagement and clutch action.
Updated counterbalance bearings for increased reliability.
Stronger cam chain guides
Increased oil volume to the engine cam chain for reduced friction.
New oil drain plug for easier oil changes.
All new Sachs 48mm fork with TFX technology, developed by Sachs exclusively for Beta. This new design allows the fork to move through its stroke with very little friction.
New SKF fork seals and wipers with self-lubricating compounds to also reduce stiction.
New triple clamp to match perfectly with the new front fork.
Redesigned frame with extra gussets as well as an increased tube diameter on the lower tubes. This new frame has less flex and has improved stability.
New front and rear brake rotors.
New Brembo clutch master cylinder for a better clutch feel and engagement.
Redesigned muffler (Spark Arrestor) offers better flow while retaining a quiet exhaust note.
Redesigned front headlight and front fender support
Striking new red color for 2012.
2012 Beta 498RR Specifications and Technical Details
MSRP Price: $8899.00 USD
Type: Beta-Built single cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, electric start with back up kick starter.
Compression Ratio: 12.1:1
Ignition: DC-CDI with variable ignition timing, Kokusan.
Spark Plug: NGK LKAR 8A-9
Lubrication: Twin oil pumps with cartridge oil filter. Separate oil for engine and clutch .8 liter each
Carburetor: Keihin FCR-MX 39mm
Clutch: Wet multi-disc
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Frame: All New molybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Air filter access from the side.
Seat Height: 36.8”
Ground Clearance: 12.6”
Footrest Height: 16.2”
Dry Weight: 242 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity: 2.1 US gallons
Front Suspension: All New 48 mm Sachs USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound, TFX technology.
Rear Suspension: Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel: 11.4”
Rear Wheel Travel: 11.4”
Front Brake: 260mm floating rotor
Rear Brake: 240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim: 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire: Michelin Enduro Competition
Warranty: 6 month Limited Warranty
*Specifications subject to change without notice.