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FIRST LOOK: 2023 GASGAS TRIAL MODELS

3 weeks ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: GASGAS Image Library

KTM has made no secret of the fact that the first-time addition of a trial bike to their model range was one of the driving forces behind the decision to purchase GASGAS in late 2019. Then, to reinforce just how much effort had gone into developing their new-generation of trial bikes for 2023, they recently released a fascinating video about the new bikes’ initial design concept through to the finished product, along with key personnel explaining their roles in the project – an insight into the alliance between Europe’s No.1 bike building company (KTM) and GASGAS, the trial specialists.

Well, covers have now been taken off the six all-new GASGAS trial bike models for 2023 – two TXT GP models and four TXT Racing models – which come with massive updates to frame, bodywork, suspension, engine and component spec. Here’s the PR from GASGAS, detailing the changes introduced to these 2023 models (which includes the revolutionary use of huge forged alloy engine hangers that extend from near the steering head to the skidplate!)…

The time has come. After years of extensive development, the latest, and very best, generation of GASGAS trial bikes are now rolling off the production line in Terrassa, Spain. All six 2023 models – two TXT GP and four TXT Racing – set new standards for trial bike performance, guaranteeing a super-fun experience for riders of all abilities.

Instantly recognisable, all 2023 GASGAS trial bikes are bold, modern, and more red than ever before. Looking the absolute business, beneath the brand-new bodywork is where the real developments have been made – to the red powder-coated frame. Featuring a long list of improvements, the complete TXT Racing and TXT GP line-ups both perform and handle better than ever. In addition to the striking new look and the improved handling, reliability of the super-compact, high-performance two-stroke motors has also been boosted. The end result: stronger, more robust bikes that deliver super-fun, proven performance!

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS – TXT RACING MODELS

  • New lightweight steel frame made from cast and tubular parts.
  • New aluminum front hangers create strong connection between steering head and a larger skidplate.
  • New bodywork with in-mould graphics and modern styling.
  • New, stronger clutch cover improves durability.
  • New footrest design for improved control.
  • New exhaust and silencer with super-durable end-cap.
  • New, redesigned kick-starter for improved starting.
  • New cylinder head with interchangeable inserts for customised power.
  • New, shorter and adjustable Tech forks offer 174.5mm of travel.
  • Neken handlebars and Renthal grips.
  • Tech shock allows for a personalised rebound and spring preload set-up.
  • Braktec hydraulic clutch and brakes.
  • Strong and lightweight wheels with CNC-machined hubs.
  • Michelin Trial X11 tyres front and rear for maximum traction.
  • Patented 4/6-speed transmission

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS – TXT GP MODELS

  • New lightweight steel frame made from cast and tubular parts.
  • Newly developed, black-anodized aluminum front hangers create strong connection between steering head and a larger skidplate.
  • New bodywork with in-mould graphics styled in line with GASGAS Factory Racing.
  • New cylinder head with interchangeable inserts for customised power.
  • New, redesigned kick-starter for improved starting.
  • New Neken handlebars and Renthal grips.
  • New GASGAS Factory Racing-inspired bar pad
  • Tech front fork with 174.5mm of travel and a Kashima coating for enhanced sensitivity.
  • Tech TJ3 shock absorber is fully adjustable for riders to create a personalised set-up.
  • CNC-machined aluminum triple clamps anodized in black.
  • Braktec hydraulic clutch and brakes.
  • Strong and lightweight wheels with CNC machined hubs and a lightweight rear rim.
  • Michelin Trial X11 tyres front and rear for maximum traction.
  • Patented 4/6-speed transmission.
  • FIM-approved rear brake disc.

Thanks to serious investment made by Pierer Mobility AG, added to GASGAS’s longstanding passion and commitment to trial sport, we’ve created our best trial bikes ever. This successful alliance between Europe’s #1 bike building company and GASGAS, the trial specialists, has created a strengthened R&D team, a re-energized GASGAS Factory Racing trial team, and a clearer, more detailed testing process, which directly led to the creation of an all-new generation of GASGAS trial bikes.

Our goal heading into 2023 was simple – to build the best-performing GASGAS trial bikes ever made! Besides retaining the finest, competition-focused aftermarket components, the TXT Racing and TXT GP ranges are pretty much all-new. Everything on the outgoing generation was thoroughly analysed then refined or replaced with better, stronger or lighter parts. The 2023 GASGAS trial line-up more than exceeds what we set out to do.

Developed over the last two years, the latest generation of GASGAS TXT Racing trial bikes deliver unrivaled performance with looks to match. Ensuring serious rideability has always been at the top of the list when building our much-loved TXT Racing range, which is now complete with even more quality components to lift the all-important fun-factor to impressive new levels for 2023. The four proven capacities – 300cc, 280cc, 250cc, and 125cc – are retained, giving riders of all ages and abilities the chance to experience something very special.

With the “GP” in TXT GP standing for “Grand Prix”, you know this model range means business. Capable of competing at the highest level straight from the showroom floor, the TXT GP is available in two classic displacement sizes – 300cc and 250cc. Designed specifically for the more serious riders out there, these are the very best two-stroke trial bikes that money can buy.

The TXT Racing models will land in dealerships in Australia and New Zealand from September, 2022, with the TXT GP trial bikes arriving shortly after. For further details on pricing and availability, please refer to your local authorised GASGAS dealer.

For everything trial, head to the GASGAS website where you can discover all there is to know about the exciting new models as well as exploring our Technical Accessories and latest trial Apparel.

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