The 2023 Beta RR Race Edition two-stroke lineup is here, and there’s one big change this year. These high performance enduro bikes from Italy now get a KYB C46 rear shock that matches the KYB AOS closed cartridge fork. Standard RRs continue to use Sachs ZF suspension. Otherwise, the quartet of two-stroke engines in the eight-model RR Race Edition line-up is largely unchanged from last year. While we have you, we can give you a quick overview of what sets the RR Race Edition two-strokes apart from the standard RR. enduro bikes.

2023 Beta 300 RR Race Edition
  • The Beta 300 RR Race Edition engine is significantly different from the standard RR. It has a different cylinder head and power valve. Also, the transmission and exhaust channel are different, as is the ignition timing.
  • The Beta 200 RR Race Edition engine has some differences compared to the standard RR. The Race Edition received a different cylinder head and a stiffer single valve (the RR has two valves). These changes increase the power of the midrange and upper range.
  • Tsavki. Not only did the RR Race Editions get protective pads, but this year they got new hand guards designed and manufactured in beta. In years past, they were larger for more hand protection.
  • Preparation of aluminum footboards. These pegs are wider and have stainless steel pins.
2023 Beta RR Race Edition 2-Stroke Lineup First Look: Price, MSRP
2023 Beta 125 RR Race Edition
  • Quick release front axle drive. To help change wheels in race conditions, the front axle of each racing version received a red anodized alloy swing arm.
  • Metzeler tires. For now Beta version says you get Metzelers with 2023 RR Race Editions, photos of all three bikes show Maxxis MaxxEnduro rubber on Excel rims. However, we don’t see the MaxxEnduro on the Maxxis USA website, so we’re probably going to get the Metzelers, although we can’t tell you exactly which rubber.
  • Grab seat. It has a non-slip lid with a built-in case and also comes in a stylish blue color.
2023 Beta RR Race Edition 2-Stroke Lineup First Look: Colors and Specs
2023 Beta 200 RR Race Edition
  • ZF hybrid rear sprocket. It has a lightweight aluminum base with a serrated steel outer ring for added strength. In addition, the chain tensioner is made of red aluminum.
  • Black anodized gear lever and brake pedal, and red anodized aluminum transmission filler cap. These upgrades are primarily cosmetic.
  • The graphics are new and specific to the Race Edition. This includes the red and blue decals on the wheels.

You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on a 2023 Beta RR Race Edition two-stroke. They will be available at Beta dealers in November. Prices range from $10,399 for the flagship 300 RR Race Edition to $8,999 for the 125 model. 2023 year Beta 300 RR Race Edition (250 rubles, 200 rubles and 125 rubles) specificationsENGINE

  • Type: Single cylinder 2-stroke with balance (125: without balance)
  • Displacement: 293cc (250: 249cc; 200: 190cc; 125: 125cc)
  • Bore diameter x stroke: 73 x 69.9 mm (250: 66.4 x 72 mm; 200: 62 x 63 mm; 125: 54 x 54.5 mm)
  • Compression ratio: 11.6:1 (250:13.2:1; 200:13.5:1; 125:15.2:1)
  • Induction: Case Reed
  • Fuel: Keihin PWK 36mm
  • Exhaust: Adjustable progressive power valve with expansion chamber
    Start: Electric (kickstarter optional; 125: kickstarter only)
  • Lubrication: premix (oil injection optional)
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: wet diaphragm (200 and 125: wet multi-disc)
  • Main drive: chain with sealing ring


  • Frame: Chromoly steel with double cradle
  • Front suspension; Travel: Fully adjustable KYB AOS fork with 48mm closed cartridge; 11.6 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: fully adjustable KYB C46 shock with reservoir connection; 11.4 inches
  • Discs: Excel Takasago
  • Tires: Metzeler
  • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear tire: 140/80 x 18 (125: 120/80 x 18)
  • Front Brake: Galfer 260mm rotor with Nissin 4-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: Galfer 240mm rotor with Nissin 2-piston caliper


  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches (200 and 125: 58.1 inches)
  • Seat height: 36.6 inches
  • Ground clearance: 12.6 inches (200 and 125: 12.8 inches)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 2.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 243 lb (200: 227 lb; 125: 222 lb)

COSTS2023 Beta 300 RR Race Edition: MSRP $10,3992023 Beta 250 RR Race Edition: $10,199 2023 Beta 200 RR Race Edition: $9,7992023 Beta 125 RR Race Edition: $8,999

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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all types of motorcycles. He likes sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes and custom bikes. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he’ll tell you, “Whatever bike I’m on.”