In this strange old year it’s Beta who is the first out of the blocks with a reveal of their 2021 enduro model range. Beta is running hot right now after adding two further world championships to their tally in 2019, with British riders Brad Freeman winning the overall EnduroGP and Steve Holcombe the Enduro3 class. So after some biggish changes last year it’s a year of refinement for this.
As Beta has put it:
“This relentless quest for success which has been built on top level competitions, exhausting tests of Beta’s research and development team, and feedbacks from enthusiasts have made it possible to fine-tune and apply numerous improvements on the new RR’s. A more aggressive look and an all-red colouration are the icing on the cake for this Model Year ̶ with the Beta logo in centre stage on the radiator shrouds.”
So here’s what’s new for 2021:
- Updated chassis in the steering head area and in the reinforced plates for improved feel and durability. The accessories supplied have been modified to provide better protection against wear.
- Improved rear subframe, more robust and durable.
- New side-panel mounting, for easier installation.
- Updated tank cover cap for improved mounting.
- Renewed seat improved on both the base plate and the foam – now providing better support for a more comfortable ride.
- Optimization of the air filter box for improved waterproofing; new mounting in the filter inspection side panel for a more practical use.
- New electrical system, with improved charging efficiency.
- Upgrade of numerous internal components of the ZF fork, to further improve fluidity and reliability.
- New shock absorber setting to increase traction.
- Updated speedometer giving better reliability and precision.
- New bright red colouring and graphics.
So it’s back to red for 2021. We’ll be interested to see where Beta has settled on the suspension. Last year’s bikes were felt to be well balanced just a little too soft on base settings – a little firmer would be a good call – but we’ll see.
The model lineup is unchanged. Two strokes: RR125, RR200, RR250, RR300. Four strokes: RR300, RR390, RR430, RR480.
Certainly it’s case of don’t fix what ain’t broke. But a little refinement – yep, that never goes amiss…
Availability: June 2020