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BETA RR 125 LC 2021

2021 BETA RR 125 LC

Beta has revamped their RR 125 LC enduro-trail bike. And boy it looks like a ripper...

Italian enduro specialists Beta have revamped their RR 125 LC street-enduro for 2021 – new frame, new bodywork and a Euro 5 pleasing motor. It looks like it could be a great trail bike and should be a wonder in the green lanes.

Here’s what to know:

MOTOR

Okay, it’s a humble 125cc four-stroke, so it’s not going to rip your arms off. But it is ultra-modern. It’s a completely new motor from Minarelli, upgraded to Euro 5 spec. It has electronic fuel injection, variable valve timing and a slipper clutch. The cooling system has been revised for – well, better cooling. The airbox has been reshaped (from the 2020 model) to improve breathing and accessibility of the filter.

CHASSIS

The frame has revised geometry for improved handling. The new all-red bodywork replicates that of the Beta competition enduros – it looks super-sharp. Headlight and taillight are now LED. There’s a CBS combined brake system (we could do with more detail on that). Suspension features 41mm USD forks and an aluminium swingarm. A new ‘Alu’ exhaust and a new (presumably better) sidestand.

Dry weight is a wonderful 98kg but the seat-height is a competition spec 920mm – which you kind of have to expect given 265 and 270mm of suspension travel. Fuel capacity is 7.5 litres, which given a very frugal fuel consumption of two litres per 100km gives a theoretical range of 375km.

BETA RR 125 LC 2021
Colour options: white ...
BETA RR 125 LC 2021
... red (we like!)...
BETA RR 125 LC 2021
... black
BETA RR 125 LC 2021
The moody 3/4 rear shot. Cannot deny the stunning good looks...

RUST says:

We need to get rid of our UK prejudice against small capacity machines. Within the context of green lanes this bike could be a weapon. By that we mean it’s small, quiet and light and should have excellent handling given Beta’s pedigree. And given we should not be tearing up green lanes like we’re on a special test those three qualities combined with a sensible motor will make it a great match for older and younger trail riders alike. The appeal is similar to that of the Honda CRF250/300, only this bike is 98kg not 142kg and with a serious off-road spec…

 

UK delivery is April/May, price £4745 (price held from 2020)

 

TECHNICAL DATA                   BETA RR ENDURO 125 4T LC

  
CHASSIS  
Frame steel double cradle frame
Wheel base 1435 mm
Max length 2145 mm
Max width 830 mm
Max height 1220 mm
Seat height 920 mm
Ground clearance 330 mm
Footrest height 400 mm
Dry weight 98 kg  – front. 47,6 ; rear. 50,4
Fuel tank capacity 7,5 l.
Reserve 1,5 l.
Front suspension USD Hydraulic fork ø41 mm
Rear suspension Monoshock with progressive compound lever
Shock absorber stroke 131 mm
Front wheel travel 265 mm
Rear wheel travel 270 mm
Front brake disc  ø260 mm with CBS                                                                                
Rear brake disc  ø220 mm                         
Front rim 21 x 1,6 – 36 holes
Rear rim 18 x 1,85 – 36 holes
Front tyre 90/90-21
Rear tyre 120/90-18
   
   
ENGINE    
Type Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled
Bore 52,0 mm
Stroke 58,7 mm
Displacement 124,66 cc
Compression ratio 11,2:1
Ignition Electronic 150W-14v
Spark plug NGK R MR8E-9
Lubrication  Forced with pump
Feeding Unleaded gasoline
Injection Mikuni
Clutch Wet antihoping multi-disc clutch
Transmission 6 speed
Secondary trasmission Z. 14/63
Engine oil SAE 15W/50 
Consumption l/100 km 2.0
Emission Co2 [g/km] 46.0

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