2010 Beta Evo 250 4T Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2010 Beta Evo 250 4T | Review

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Observed has had a tumultuous relationship with since Sammy Miller’s won the 1965 Scottish Six Days breaking a 30-year stranglehold on the by four-strokes.

In the aftermath, Honda was the torchbearer for thumping trials occasionally winning world against two-strokes, which the standard bearer for the local

The James Dabill-piloted, Honda-powered, fuel-injected Montesa Cota 4RT four-strokes back to the Scottish circle in 2007 after a of more than 30 years.

And Honda (via Montesa) has modern-era four-… observed that hasn’t stopped Scorpa (Yamaha-powered, now bankrupt), Sherco and Italian Beta offering their own thumper

However, only the Montesa 4RT has been a consistent winner and with world championships Spain’s Toni Bou (2007-10) and Takahisa “Fujigas” Fujinami

Betamotor has not been a major in world observed trials as of though Beta has seven championships to its credit, thanks to Lampkin (1997-99) and Jordi (1987, 1989-91).

Instead, the factory that has been wheeled vehicles since in the Florence area, has focused on mounts that combine with a substantial reputation for and high-quality finish.

The 2010 Beta Evo 250 4T is an outstanding of the company’s dedication to the local who has a handle on his capabilities as a competitor. the natural inclination of many is to whatever model the most skilled performers win on, in many a more docile motorcycle can be a choice for a rider with prodigious talents.

Like any motorcycle, the Beta Evo 250 4T is something of a of art. The single-spar aluminum is unique and sleek, while the SOHC four-valve motor has a look that blends with the serpentine exhaust (a titanium version is available as an

The frame doubles as a fuel reducing visual clutter, as as weight. Many optional are available from the Beta to improve the Evo both visually and a performance standpoint.

The 250cc has a compression ration of 11.5:1, yet it only an extraordinarily light to get started. And, although it the electronic trickery of fuel the 33mm Mikuni SE BSR carb to work magic on the thumper. is a switch that gives you a of two ignition mappings, but the difference is stuck with the “aggressive” rather than the “soft”

While the carburetor has knobs for choking and hot-start conditions, seems to be necessary. Riding in a of conditions, the Evo 4T was a one- or two-kick requiring either no throttle or the slightest crack.

Once the Beta motor immediately into a secure (and silent) idle, even completely cold and the choke untouched. Some may have had experiences with CV carbs on motorcycles, but the combination of this and the Beta motor is uncanny. Any who gravitated to the Montesa Cota 4RT due to its EFI can the perfectly carbureted Evo as an alternative.

offers a 300cc version of the with this 250cc designed to satisfy the less-than-expert Certainly, the Evo 250 4T is soft off the bottom, as The compression ratio is not excessive, and the … (77mm bore and …) design is more of revs than pure grunt.

Again, this is a good for an Intermediate (or below) rider, as is almost always going to be to brute force.

In some the powerplant of the Evo 250 4T reminds one of a 200cc trials bike motor. smooth off idle, then decent mid-range before off. The 250 revs out nicely, and is on tap when riding the loop or long hillclimbs.

On hills–both on the and in sections–the 250 is happy to pick its way up, or run up the and fly. Either way, the motor finds traction and the power to the ground. 250 or larger on many of the same hills fishtail and spin the rear

On the 250 4T, the tubeless radial Michelin X11 tire never hunts in for traction.

The hydraulic clutch on the Evo 250 4T is fairly hard for a trials where you are working the clutch continuously, even on a four-…. are time-intensive fixes–lots of filing, it would be nice to have a touch out of the crate.

Beta had gone through a with non-linkage rear on the the Rev 3 series, but the company has returned to a system on its trials bikes. adds a bit of unsprung weight, but it is centralized. Also, linkage more service.

However, clearly decided that a damping shock is not an adequate for a rising rate mechanical

On-ground action of the suspension is and it tracks through uneven uneventfully. However, the Evo’s shockseems to suffer from lock upon landing the machine (claimed, “in running [dry]“) when it is launched off of It definitely can cause unsettling of the when the rear suspension’s makes itself known.

The Paioli forks are nice and a plus for trials riding. the spring rate is soft, the lack of rebound damping the front end to resist packing on bumps. This also moving the front end around, by hopping or executing a floating

The absorption rate is smooth, and in turns are minimal.

Beta bikes are know for their manners and the Evo 250 4T is no exception. The front end is in tightly, so you can carve corners welcome accuracy. There’s no at all, but you must be aware of a to tuck in turns, especially dropping off a rock.

The more the bike’s position, the worse it Being aware of the handling is half the battle, so it’s a matter of being prepared for a to tuck when pulling off sort of turn. Even it turns tightly and sharply, the 4T is not at speed on the loop.

Beta Rev 3 250

Most trials riders buy more than they need. The Beta Evo 250 4T is an excellent testament to the cliché: “Less is more.” in this case, the cliché sage advice.

Experienced riders who can get by with 250cc performance will be fully by the Evo, and riders who are looking at a bike for its cross-training capabilities find this friendly to be a highly desirable choice.

2010 Beta Evo 250 4T | Motorcycle

Vehicle weight in running (dry)…159 pounds


Overall width…33.5″



Seat height (no

Ground clearance…12.2″

Fuel quarts

Radiator capacity…20.3

Engine oil…15W50, 0.95

Front suspension…38mm Paioli with rebound and spring adjustment

Rear suspension…Linkage shock, with rebound and preload adjustment

Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250
Beta Rev 3 250


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