Brad Freeman and Steve Holcombe's wins in the 2021 Enduro Championships laid the groundwork for the development of the 2023 two- and four-stroke RR models, which will hit showrooms in June. In the engine and chassis, certain changes have been included that consolidate the much-loved traits of prior generations. This year, a variety of enhancements have been implemented to further enhance the motorcycles' already excellent attributes.
The motorcycles have modern aesthetics, which are complemented by a full red hue. This provides the bodywork a more linear and streamlined appearance than before, giving the RR a more minimalist design. There are eight versions in the lineup, each capable of meeting the demands of a wide spectrum of off-road riders. Four 2-stroke displacements (125, 200, 250, and 300) and four 4-stroke displacements (350, 390, 430, and 480) are available.
When it comes to the finer points, Beta specialists have tweaked the tuning of the fork, which is still manufactured by ZF. The shape of the oil passageways surrounding the fork piston have been changed in order to entirely remove bottlenecks and maximize movement smoothness. The fork can now be fine-tuned and adjusted much more easily as a result of this improvement.
Aside from the suspension, one of the changes that impacts the look and functionality of the bikes is the design of the fuel tank, which has been narrowed to allow the rider to move around more easily. This is especially beneficial when handling tight corners while leaning the bike over and extending the leg forward. Overall, this modification delivers a greater ergonomic advantage, making riders more comfortable and able to resist the demands of high-adrenaline, fast-paced riding.
In terms of particular models, the RR 125 2T is the 2T model that has received the most significant changes. A host of race-ready features have been added to the 125cc engine. The 125 2T engine now has a smaller diameter crankshaft and a lighter flywheel. Both elements have been added to lower the engine's inertia, resulting in quicker acceleration and higher engine revs. As a consequence, both the intake and exhaust flow have been altered.
Finally, the four-stroke model range receives a host of improvements. Traction control, which debuted on the Racing range in October, is now standard on the RR 4T. With both engine maps accessible, the TC may be disengaged at any moment, and its intervention changes depending on the map, creating four distinct levels of TC intervention. To take advantage of the new exhaust manifold's increased torque at low and medium rpm, the 4Ts now get specialized maps that alter power across the engine's rev range, offering more linear power delivery.