Beta RS 520





Make Model

Beta RS 520




Four stroke, single cylinder,4 valve


497.4 cc / 30.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke 100 x 63.4 mm
Compression Ratio 12.1:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled


Keihin FCR-MX 39mm
Lubrication Twin oil pumps with cartridge oil filter. Separate oil for engine and clutch
Engine Oil Capacity 0.8 L / 0.2 US gal


DC-CDI with variable ignition timing, Kokusan.
Starting Electric and kick
Spark Plug NGK LKAR 8A-9
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Gearbox Oil Capacity 0.8 L / 0.2 US gal


6 Speed 
Final Drive O-ring chain, DID
Frame Molybdenum steel with double cradle split above exhaust port. Air filter access from the side

Front Suspension

Sachs USD fork, 48 mm, adjustable compression and rebound, TFX technology,
Front Wheel Travel 290 mm / 11.4 in

Rear Suspension

Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression,
Rear Wheel Travel 290 mm / 11.4 in

Front Brakes

Single 260 mm floating disc, 2 piston caliper, Nissen

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm disc, 1 piston caliper, Nissen

Front Tyre

90/90 - 21

Rear Tyre

140/80 -1 8
Wheelbase 1475 mm / 58.1 in
Ground Clearance 320 mm / 12.6 in
Seat Height 934.7 mm / 36.8 in

Dry Weight

108 kg  /  240 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.9 L /  2.1 US gal
Review Cycle News

Features and Benefits

- Redesigned cylinder head including reinforced camshaft bridge, valve retainers, and updated cam chain tensioner to help reduce engine noise.
- New clutch primary gear and springs for better engagement and clutch action.
- Updated counterbalance bearings for increased reliability.
- Stronger cam chain guides
- Increased oil volume to the engine cam chain for reduced friction.
- New oil drain plug for easier oil changes.

- All new Sachs 48mm fork with TFX technology, developed by Sachs exclusively for Beta. This new design allows the fork to move through its stroke with very little friction.
- New SKF fork seals and wipers with self-lubricating compounds to also reduce stiction.
- New triple clamp to match perfectly with the new front fork.
- Redesigned frame with extra gussets as well as an increased tube diameter on the lower tubes. This new frame has less flex and has improved stability.
- New front and rear brake rotors.
- New Brembo clutch master cylinder for a better clutch feel and engagement.
- Redesigned muffler (Spark Arrestor) offers better flow while retaining a quiet exhaust note.
- Redesigned front headlight and front fender support
- Striking new red color for 2013