Beta continues to fine-tune its Trial range, with upgrades for their 2022 model range impacting primarily the style and suspension of the bike.
The EVO has already received a series of major updates to the engine, frame, and suspension over its lifespan. This bike continues to succeed in trial competitions, where it is the ideal base for the personalised set-ups created for the riders of this year’s official Beta team – Matteo Grattarola, Benoit Bincaz, Lorenzo Gandola, Aniol Gelabert, and Sondre Haga.
This is why for the MY 2022 version, Beta has decided to focus on the details, catering to the needs of a constantly evolving user base and accentuating the hallmark functionality and reliability of its models. Beta’s experience gained in trial competitions contributes directly to the development of its products for the end-user, as testified by the results obtained by the range in national and international championships.
Visually, major updates have been made to the graphics of the bike, while a number of details – such as the handlebar – have changed colour to create a more modern and aggressive look. The air filter box is now red. Functionally, it is the same as before, as the dedicated TwinAir foam filter. The filter is accessible either from above via the small cover or by removing the rear mudguard in a few simple steps.
Also the frame is now painted in distinctive Beta red colour to accentuate the beauty of the hydroformed aluminium structure – a hallmark feature of the EVO.
The suspension has been updated with revised fork settings to optimise the damping curve in both fully compressed and fully extended states. This has been achieved by modifying both the mechanical settings of the suspension and the volume of oil contained in the stanchions – with different quantities used for the right and left hand sides of the fork. This means that EVO is equipped with an asymmetric fork, with the left and right hand stanchions differing both functionally and in internal volume.
The left hand side features adjustable spring length, for setting ride height, while the hydraulic functions of the fork are settable on the right hand stanchion, for customising the damping behaviour and responsiveness of the front end. By using different oil volumes calibrated specifically for the left- and right- hand stanchions, both the progressiveness of the fork and the precision with which feel is transmitted to the rider have been improved.
The functions of the map selector switch, on the other hand, have been maintained. The EVO offers a choice of two different engine maps selectable by the rider with a button practically located on the tank cover. This placement makes the button easy to reach while offering protection against knocks and unintentional operation, while an LED indicator lets the rider immediately identify which map is currently in use.
The EVO range is one of the most extensive in this class, and continues to offer a total of 6 different models created to meet the needs of all riders, each with its own unique personality:
Evo 80 2 Str Junior/Senior Evo 125 2 Str Evo 250 2 Str:
The Evo 80 is the ideal bike for newcomers to the sport. The Junior version is by far the easiest bike to use for young riders taking to the saddle of a combustion-engined trial bike for the first time. The Senior version on the other hand is an intermediate step between the smaller bike and the bigger 125 model, sharing the same
wheel size with the latter while keeping the intuitive manageability of the 80 cc engine.
Evo 125 2 Str:
The smallest homologation ready bike in the range. Light and agile, this is perfect for young riders moving up from lesser classes and making their first forays into more serious competitions. The benchmark bike in its class. The engine delivers enough performance to overcome any obstacle in safety, while still being fun and easy to handle.
Evo 250 2 Str:
This is the ideal bike for riders looking for an agile and easily controllable 2-stroke, with a more docile temperament and with slightly less power and torque than the range-topping model. The Evo 250 is ideal for the amateur looking for class beating performance combined with precisely manageable power and impeccable rideability.
Evo 300 2 Str SS:
With SS standing for “Super Smooth”, this is the model with the broadest appeal in the whole 2-stroke range. A bike that is extremely fun to ride with all the main traits of the biggest Beta engine – the 300cc unit – but with more tempered power delivery at low to mid-engine speeds than the standard version which, together with a series of other
minor tweaks, make this an even more enjoyable and easy to- use machine for the less experienced rider.
Evo 300 4 Str:
The 4-stroke model also boasts an engine capacity of 300cc and strikes the perfect balance between performance, tractable engine power, and overall usability. This engine embraces a completely different approach to riding than its 2-stroke siblings. With plenty of torque and linear, extremely progressive power delivery, this is the perfect bike for the amateur looking for a machine suitable for less challenging competitive use and motorcycle mounting climbing.
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