Trail Rider Magazine

October 2014

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Keith novello ► The Secret is Out 2015 14 Trail Rider Story and photos By Kevin novello A peak at the changes to the 2015 Beta lineup confirms that this off-road manufacturer is set on making meaningful changes to their models each year. Even though the new lineup looks similar to last year's, they are quite different and vastly improved. Headlining the changes for 2015 are new displacements for the 4-stroke line up, save for the 350 which remains the same. The 400cc has been reduced to a 390cc and the 450cc and 498cc engines have been reduced to 430cc and 480cc, re- spectively. What's so intriguing about the new dis- placements is that each bike produces the same horsepower and torque as the 2014 models, but with a weight savings of 2.2 lbs for the 430 and 480 engines and 3.3 lbs for the 350 and the 390. Beta didn't just reduce the piston and cylinder sizes: they made several important changes to the motor, in- BETA 390 RR Story and Photos by Kevin Novello

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