2023 Beta 125 RR: Beta has launched their new 2023 RR enduro range with upgrades to the suspension and body kits on all bikes plus traction control, a new exhaust header and engine mapping for the 4T models, and an upgraded engine in the RR 125 two-stroke.

Beta has used Tina Turner´s “The Best” song to present their new RR MY 2023 line-up but don’t hold that against them. It might look a bit cocky, but the truth is they were the best last season, at least in traditional enduro where Brad Freeman maintained their almost a decade-long domination of the EnduroGP world title alongside teammate Steve Holcombe.

For the 2023 standard enduro model line-up, Beta says the changes introduced in the RR two-stroke and four-stroke bikes have come directly from the close collaboration with their factory riders, Freeman and Holcombe. A series of updates that aim at making the 2023 Beta 125 RR models easier for riders while enhancing their performance.

 

The 2023 Beta 125 RR kickstart engine gets a new crankshaft. The crank has a smaller diameter and is lighter than last year. The goal is to improve throttle response.

The premix-fueled motor has a lighter flywheel. Again, Beta worked on reducing inertia, allowing the 125cc mill to spin up more quickly.

With a new crankshaft, comes a new crankcase for the 2023 Beta 125 RR. The crankcase has been reworked to optimize the revised flow of the air/fuel/oil mixture during the intake, combustion, and exhaust processes.

The lighter crankshaft and crankcase required new settings for the progressive power valve.

The ZF Sachs has new internals. Sachs updated the oil passages to reduce cavitation. In addition to smoother and more predictable action, Beta says that the range of the damping setting is also widened.

New plastic includes narrowed radiator shrouds. The shrouds will make it easier to get around on the motorcycle, while the other plastic is designed to sharpen the 2023 Beta 125 RR’s appearance.

The 2023 Beta RR runs $250 more than last year. At $8349, it’s still the least expensive model in the RR range. Expect the 2023 Beta 125 RR to hit dealer floors in August 2022.

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2023 Beta 125 RR

2023 Beta 125 RR

2023 Beta 125 RR

2023 Beta 125 RR

2023 Beta 125 RR

2023 Beta 125 RR

2023 Beta 125 RR

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

2023 Beta 125 RR Specs 

ENGINE

Type: Single-cylinder 2-stroke

Displacement: 125cc

Bore x stroke: 54 x 54.5mm

Compression ratio: 15.2:1

Induction: Reed valve

Fueling: 36mm Keihin PWK

Exhaust: Progressive power valve w/ expansion chamber

Starting: Kick

Lubrication: Premix

Transmission: 6-speed

Clutch: Wet multiplate

Final drive: O-ring chain

CHASSIS

 Frame: Double-cradle chromoly steel

Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable ZF Sachs Open Cartridge inverted 48mm fork; 11.6 inches

Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted fully adjustable ZF Sachs piggyback-reservoir shock; 11.4 inches

Tires: Maxxis MaxxEnduro

Front tire: 90/90 x 21

Rear tire: 120/90 x 18

Front brake: 260mm rotor w/ 4-piston Nissin caliper

Rear brake: 240mm rotor w/ 2-piston Nissin caliper

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

Wheelbase: 58.1 inches

Seat height: 36.6 inches

Ground clearance: 12.8 inches

Fuel tank capacity: 2.5 gallons

Wet weight: 222 pounds

2023 Beta 125 RR Price: $8599 MSRP

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