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FIRST LOOK: 2024 GASGAS MODELS

7 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: GASGAS Motorcycles

With the 2024-model bikes from both KTM and Husqvarna already unveiled and sampled by the world’s moto media, it was always going to be interesting to see how their stablemates at GASGAS would spec and ‘position’ their 2024 machines. And today, we got our answer, when the Spanish-born Austrian-made brand unveiled their entire 16-bike Motocross, Enduro and Cross-Country ranges in concert with a special GASGAS ‘Spice It Up!’ festival in Italy (which doubles as the bikes’ international media launch).

So, what stands out of Gasser’s 2024 machines. Well, as expected, by adopting the new-gen mods received a year ago by both KTM’s and Husqvarna’s MX bikes, Gasser’s 2024 MX models have now ‘caught up’ to their Austrian cousins and use the same platform. Somewhat surprisingly, though, while Gasser’s 2024 enduro models adopt a greater majority of the sweeping upgrades received by KTM’s and Husqvarna’s 2024 enduro models, they didn’t get the all-new WP XACT Closed-Cartridge fork (only GASGAS’s 2024 Cross-Country models do) nor the hybrid (polyamide and reinforced aluminium) subframe, for that matter. Instead, the 2024 GASGAS enduro models retain the open-cartridge WP XPLOR fork (albeit with revised settings), so it’ll be interesting to get the design team’s take about that deviation from the other two brands’ suspension set-up.

As we speak, Transmoto’s Jarradicimo Duffalino is on-ground in Italy and throwing a festive leg over as many models as he possibly can during the next two days, so stay tuned to our digital channels for JD’s insights into these slick new red sleds.

In the meantime, though, let’s tune in to GASGAS’s official PR about their expanded 2024 range – the motocross, enduro and cross-country models – which are due to arrive in Australian and New Zealand dealers between September and November. Righto, over to the fun-loving GASGAS marketing people…

MOTOCROSS | TURNING UP THE HEAT!
To GASGAS, it doesn’t really matter if you ride motocross for fun or race to win. What matters most is making sure that all five of our new bikes deliver the very best performance for guaranteed good times in the dirt. For 2024, we’re really turning up the heat in the moto scene. Starting with our little two-stroke ripper – our beloved MC125 – through to the MXGP race-winning MC450F four-stroke, we really do have a bike to suit all types of riders.

GASGAS motocross models are already the best-handling dirt bikes out there, but that didn’t stop our engineers from making them perform even better! With each one assembled using new steel frames, new aluminum subframes, and new swingarms, the perfect combination of razor-sharp cornering and straight-line stability is further refined to maximize the fun factor. And to bring our MC125 and MC250 two-strokes bang up to date, both bikes fire into life with the simple press of the new electric start button. There’s none of that kickstart nonsense here anymore. Plus, they’re now fuelled by cutting-edge throttle body injection for a crisper response and much-improved on-track performance.

Across the board, all 2024 models are now powered by new, lighter motors, which produce both more torque and high-revving power than ever before. They’re then fitted neatly inside new frames with a slight backwards tilt to lower the front sprocket, centralize the weight, and make the best handling motocross bikes on the planet handle even better!

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: MX MODELS

  • New frame – Engineered to be stable at speed, the new frames retain their best-in-class cornering ability and give improved rider feedback.
  • New aluminum subframe – Strong, reliable, and plays a vital role in the ergonomics and handling of each dirt bike.
  • New die-cast aluminum swingarm – Light, strong, and offering just the right amount of flex!
  • New bodywork – Refined rider triangle gives larger contact areas so riders can better grip the bike for improved control. And of course, it’s all red!
  • New hour meter – Helps to make sure all riders stay on top of maintaining their bike.
  • WP XACT front fork with AER technology – Refined, adjustable by hand, and now feature a hydrostop to take the sting out of heavy landings.
  • WP XACT rear shock – Shorter and lighter yet retaining 300mm of travel, the WP XACT shock has a new piston to improve both comfort and performance.
  • New forged triple clamps – Featuring a new steering stem that offers a little more flex for improved comfort.
  • High-performance Braktec hydraulic clutch system – As close as you can get to maintenance-free, ensuring consistency and performance at all times.
  • New Braktec brakes – Brake discs that are unique to GASGAS and new calipers front and rear. It’s never been easier to keep things under control.
  • Neken handlebars – Made from high-strength aluminum and with a bar bend that’s unique to GASGAS, durability and comfort are guaranteed. There’s a bigger bar pad for improved safety too.
  • New footpegs – Bigger is definitely better when it comes to GASGAS footpegs! They help keep your feet where they need to be in all conditions.
  • New TBI injection with premix for two-strokes – Bringing our two-strokes bang up to date, Throttle Body Injection makes sure the motors run clean, crisp, and create strong power throughout the rev range.
  • New electronic exhaust control for two-strokes – Controlling how the exhaust ports open, the new electronic power-valve creates maximum power and offers improved durability.
  • New motors – Centralizing mass while also being lighter, not to mention producing more power, the motors deliver even better performance for 2024.
  • New, unified motor position – All four-stroke models have the motor mounted in the same position to improve the overall handling of each and every bike.
  • Map Select Switch – Our MC125 is already equipped with one, but by adding a Map Select Switch to any of our four-strokes, the riding experience is taken to new levels! With the simple press of the corresponding button, launch control, traction control, Quickshifter, and a choice of two maps can be engaged to customize the performance of each bike for every rider. And by adding it to our MC250, you’ll also get the choice of two different engine maps.

Full MX model line-up: MC125, MC250, MC250F, MC350F, MC450F

ENDURO | IT’S TIME TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!

So easy, and so much fun to ride. That’s what makes our new generation of enduro bikes so competitive! Spicing up the riding experience in the woods, on the trails, and through every extreme section, these new bikes are as good as it gets when it comes to enduro performance. New bodywork not only makes these bikes easy on the eye, but once you’re onboard, you’ll soon notice the larger, and smoother, contact areas, which allow you to grip the bike tighter as you get on the gas across challenging terrain. It’s 2024. It’s time to rock ‘n’ roll!

We’ve also added two new models – an EC450F and an EC500F. Both big-bore bikes are more suited to open-going and flowy trails and feature all the same top-level components as the rest of the range. We’re talking Braktec brakes, WP suspension, and enduro-specific PANKL transmissions. Knowing just how beneficial a rear suspension linkage is, you’ll find one fitted to every GASGAS enduro bike, to make sure that each one soaks up small chop and hard hits with ease. Make no mistake, the best enduro bikes out there just got even better for 2024!

The outgoing generation of GASGAS enduro bikes was already super-agile through the trees and super-stable at higher speeds. However, thanks to the new motors across the range that are both lighter and more powerful, the handling characteristics are amplified further! This was achieved by our engineers repositioning the motors inside the new frames to centralize weight and balance things out a little better. Sounds like a small change, but it’s something you’ll really notice when you hit the trails.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: ENDURO MODELS

  • New frame – Engineered to be stable at speed while remaining incredibly agile through tight and twisty trails, the new frame amplifies the riding experience for everyone.
  • New aluminum subframe – Strong, reliable, and plays a vital role in the ergonomics and handling of each bike.
  • New die-cast aluminum swingarm – Light, strong, and offering just the right amount of flex!
  • New bodywork – Refined rider triangle gives larger contact areas so riders can better grip the bike for improved control. And of course, it’s all red!
  • WP XPLOR front fork with open cartridge – Undergoing plenty of technical changes to further improve performance and overall handling, the WP XPLOR forks are a little longer, assembled with new settings, and remain easily adjustable by hand.
  • WP XACT rear shock with rear linkage – Shorter and lighter yet retaining 300mm of travel, the WP XACT shock features a new piston for improved comfort. And to make sure the shock action is always consistent and progressive, all GASGAS enduro bikes are equipped with a linkage.
  • New forged triple clamps – Featuring a new steering stem that offers a little more flex for improved comfort.
  • New Braktec brakes – With brake discs unique to GASGAS and new calipers front and rear, it’s never been easier to keep things under control in the woods.
  • Neken Handlebars – Made from high-strength aluminum and with a bar bend unique to GASGAS, durability and comfort are guaranteed while a bigger bar pad improves safety.
  • New footpegs – Bigger is definitely better when it comes to footpegs, which means the new GASGAS bikes offer better control in all conditions.
  • New Throttle Body Injection with separate oil tank for two-strokes – Bringing our two-stroke enduro dirt bikes bang up to date, Throttle Body Injection makes sure the motors run clean, crisp, and create strong power throughout the rev range.
  • New electronic exhaust control two-strokes – Controlling how the exhaust ports open, the new electronic power-valve improves durability while boosting torque.
  • New motors – Centralizing mass while also being lighter, not to mention that they produce more usable torque, the performance from each motor is even better for 2024.
  • New, unified motor position – All four-stroke models have the motor mounted in the same position to improve the overall handling of each and every bike.
  • Map Select Switch – Take the riding experience of any of our four-strokes to the next level with a Map Select Switch! Readily available as a Technical Accessory, with the simple press of the corresponding button, traction control, Quickshifter, and a choice of two maps can be engaged to customize the performance of each enduro bike. And by adding one to any of our two-strokes, you’ll also get the choice of two different engine maps.

Full Enduro line-up: EC250, EC300, EC250F, EC350F, EC450F, EC500F

CROSS-COUNTRY | SPICE IT UP!
Our awesome line-up of five cross-country bikes doesn’t go unchanged either. Brand new from front to back and top to bottom, all five models are designed to perform in both the tight stuff, and wide open spaces. Built to the same high standard as our motocross and enduro bikes, the cross-country models combine essential parts from our motocross and enduro ranges such as the fuel injection, larger fuel tank, and 18” rear wheels, to make riding cross country more fun than it’s ever been. You’ll find these bikes available in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: CROSS-COUNTRY MODELS

  • New frame – Engineered to be stable at speed, the new frames retain their best-in-class cornering ability and give improved rider feedback.
  • New aluminum subframe – Strong, reliable, and plays a vital role in the ergonomics and handling of each dirt bike.
  • New die-cast aluminum swingarm – Light, strong, and offering just the right amount of flex!
  • New bodywork – Refined rider triangle gives larger contact areas so riders can better grip the bike for improved control. And of course, it’s all red!
  • New hour meter – Helps to make sure all riders stay on top of maintaining their bike.
  • WP XACT front fork with closed cartridge technology – Easily adjustable by hand, steel springs with a pressurized oil chamber plus a hydrostop to take the sting out of heavy landings.
  • WP XACT rear shock – Shorter and lighter yet retaining 300mm of travel, the WP XACT shock has a new piston to improve both comfort and performance.
  • New forged triple clamps – Featuring a new steering stem that offers a little more flex for improved comfort.
  • High-performance Braktec hydraulic clutch system – As close as you can get to maintenance-free, ensuring consistency and performance at all times.
  • New Braktec brakes – Brake discs that are unique to GASGAS and new calipers front and rear. It’s never been easier to keep things under control.
  • Neken handlebars – Made from high-strength aluminum and with a bar bend that’s unique to GASGAS, durability and comfort are guaranteed. There’s a bigger bar pad for improved safety too.
  • New footpegs – Bigger is definitely better when it comes to GASGAS footpegs! They help keep your feet where they need to be in all conditions.
  • New TBI injection with premix for two-strokes – Bringing our two-strokes bang up to date, Throttle Body Injection makes sure the motors run clean, crisp, and create strong power throughout the rev range.
  • New electronic exhaust control for two-strokes – Controlling how the exhaust ports open, the new electronic power-valve creates maximum power and offers improved durability.
  • New engines – Centralizing mass while also being lighter, not to mention producing more power, the motors deliver even better performance for 2024.
  • New, unified motor position – All four-stroke models have the motor mounted in the same position to improve the overall handling of each and every bike.
  • Map Select Switch – By adding a Map Select Switch to any of our four-strokes, the riding experience is taken to new levels! With the simple press of the corresponding button, launch control, traction control, Quickshifter, and a choice of two maps can be engaged to customize the performance of each bike for every rider. And by adding one to any of our two-strokes, you’ll also get the choice of two different engine maps.

Full Cross-Country line-up: EX250, EX300, EX250F, EX350F, EX450F

APPAREL & TECHNICAL ACCESSORIES
It’s never been easier to personalize your GASGAS dirt bike! The revitalized GASGAS Technical Accessories range includes a huge selection of quality components designed to protect, improve, and to add a little more spice to each and every model. And the best part is, with our online configurator, you can add your favorite parts to your bike (virtual, of course!) to see just how cool they’ll look once fitted. Then, all that’s needed is a quick visit to your local GASGAS dealer to purchase them!

What’s more, the GASGAS Apparel range allows everyone to ride in style! With most of the collection created in partnership with the dirt bike industry’s leading brands, quality, comfort, and performance is never in question. From head-to-toe, GASGAS Apparel has you covered.

We’re also proud to bring race team replica clothing to your wardrobe with our Casual Apparel collection. Perfect for when you’re hanging out in the pits or kicking back with friends, with plenty of options to deal with all kinds of weather, there’s loads of reasons to check it out online and in store at your local GASGAS dealer.

GASGAS has unveiled a new-generation range of motocross, enduro and cross-country machines for 2024.

ETA & RRPs

You’ll find the new 2024 motocross and cross-country models in GASGAS dealerships in Australia and New Zealand from September onward. Enduro riders will need to wait just a little longer though, with the all-new range arriving from November.

Prices are yet to be released by GASGAS Australia.

For more info about GASGAS’s new models, the latest news and dirt bike videos, head to the website.

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