New Bike: 2017 Beta 125 RR-S

Beta’s newest offering is a street-legal 125cc four-stroke that’s designed to be a capable off-road playbike.

2017 Beta 125 RR-S
2017 Beta 125 RR-S

Beta has released information and specs on its updated line of off-road models for 2017, and the company has added a surprise in the form of an all-new lower-cost dual-sport machine with the panache of its larger siblings, the 2017 Beta 125 RR-S.

The RR-S combines features of the RR and RS models in one 50-state street legal machine that Beta calls “Street-Legal Off-Road.” It is designed to offer the play rider a lightweight machine with and just the right amount of power in an off-road worthy chassis with capable suspension for tackling rough trails.

Some of the Beta 125 RR-S’s features include:
• A liquid-cooled, carbureted 124.45cc stroke engine that is manufactured in Italy
• Electric start
• A six-speed transmission
• A 35.5-inch seat height to help vertically challenged riders plant their feet on the ground
• A locking gas cap and seat: both the gas cap and seat lock while using the same key
• Aluminum swingarm and wheels to reduce weight
• A cooling fan kit included to help keep engine temps cool on hot days

Beta U.S.A. has announced that the 125 RR-S will retail for $4999.

2017 Beta 125 RR-S Specifications

Type: Italian-built, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-valve four-stroke
Bore: 52mm
Stroke: 58.6mm
Displacement: 124.45cc
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Ignition: CDI (TCI) |
Spark Plug: NGK CR8E
Lubrication: Oil pump w/cartridge oil filter Oil Capacity 1000cc
Carburetor: Mikuni 26mm
Clutch: Wet multi-disc
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain

Frame: Molybdenum steel/double cradle
Wheelbase: 56.7 inches
Seat Height: 35 inches (with 25mm of static sag)
Ground Clearance: 13.0 inches Footrest Height: 15.7 inches
Dry Weight (claimed): 219 lbs. dry
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1.6 US gallons
Front Suspension: 41 mm USD fork
Rear Suspension: Steel body shock w/adjustable spring preload
Front Wheel Travel: 10.3 inches
Rear Wheel Travel: 10.6 inches
Final Gearing: 14t front, 63t rear
Front Brake: 260mm rotor
Rear Brake: 220mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim: 21-inch (Front) 18-inch (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire: Michelin Enduro Competition (DOT Approved)
Warranty: 12 month Limited Warranty
MSRP: $4999

For more information on the Beta 125 RR-S and the rest of the 2017 Beta family of off-road motorcycles, visit