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Saturday, July 9, 2011

GAS GAS MOTORCYCLES


$4699/3599
Engine type: two-stroke Single
BxS: 47/40×41.8/39.3mm
Displacement: 72/49cc
Transmission speeds: 6/2
Front wheel travel: 5.6/5.5 In.
Rear wheel travel: 6.2/6.1 in.
Fuel capacity: 0.8/0.5 gal.
Seat heighl: 26.1/23.0 In.
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Claimed dry weight: 125/93 lb.

Children need moto-toys, too, which is why Gas Gas makes trials bikes for kids of all ages, even small ones. The Cadet 80 is a scaled-down, six-speed trialer that is so perfectly proportioned that, without placing something close it to use for scale, it looks just like the full-size models. Aside from its 72cc engine, the biggest difference is in wheel diameters, as the Cadet wears a 19-inch front instead of the usual 21, and a 17-inch rear rather than an 18. Those changes alone help make the Cadet easier for small/young people to maneuver. Also available: The Boy 50. a tiny, two-speed model made lo order for little dudes and dudettes, and it uses a 16/14-inch wheel combination.




$7449/7349/7249/6499/6199
Engine type: two-stroke Single
BxS:79/76/72,5/64/54×60/60/54.5/54.5 mm
Displacement 294/272/247/175/125cc
Transmission speeds: 6
Front wheel travel: 7.7 in.
Rear wheel travel: 8.0 in.
Fuel capacity: 0.9 gal.
Seat height: 25.0 in.
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Claimed dry wt: 150/150/150/145/145 lb.

As in most other forms of motorcycle competition, four-strokes are becoming dominant in observed trials, but two-strokes aren’t dead yet. Want conclusive proof.’ Spaniard Adam Raga took second in the 2008 Outdoor World Trials Championships on a two-stroke Gas Gas, and he finished second in the World indoor championship in 2007. as well. The TXT Pro 300 is the top of the Spanish company’s broad line of two-stroke observed-trials machines, a 297cc world-class bike that weighs a mere 150 pounds. Also available: Four other TXT Pro models in 272cc (the 280), 249cc (the 250). I75cc (the 200) and I25cc versions of essentially the same motorcycle.





$7749/7699/7199/6699
Engine type: two-stroke Single
BxS: 72/66.4/62.5/54×72/65/54.5mm
Displacement: 297/249/199/125CC
Transmission speeds: 6
Front wheel travel: 11.6 in.
Rear wheel travel: 12.2 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal.
Seat height: 37.0 in.
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Claimed dry wt: 216/213/209/203 lb.

Due to the greater weight, increased mechanical complication and higher repair costs of four-stroke off-road bikes, you may not have bought into the whole Thumper enduro thing. If that’s the case. Gas Gas has a line of super-competitive two-strokes that should be right up your alley. The EC 300 offers all the physical benefits of a lightweight 250-class enduro but with power more akin to what you get with an Open-class bike. Also available: The EC 250. EC 200 and EC 125, all of which are prac¬tically the same machines as the EC 300 bill have less displacement, are a few pounds lighter and, obviously, are less expensive.




$na
Engine type: four-stroke Single
Bore x stroke: na
Displacement: 350cc
Transmission speeds: 6
Front wheel travel: 7.7 in.
Rear wheel travel: 8.0 in.
Fuel capacity: 0.9 gal.
Seat height: 25.0 in.
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Claimed dry weight: 158 lb.

In building its first four-stroke trials bike. Gas Gas put a new twist on an old idea. The 350cc engine in that machine, simply called the 4-Strokc, is a side-valve (flathead) design that yields a motor about the same size, height-wise, as a compa­rable two-stroke. The cam and its followers are down in the engine case, pushing up directly on the ends of the valves, keeping weight very low. The liquid-cooled engine uses batteryless fuel-in­jection. And because the chassis is very much like that of the TXT trials models, the 4-Stroke weighs a mere 8 pounds more than the Pro 300 two-stroke.




$8449
Engine type: four-sltoke Single
Bore x stroke: 97.0 x 60.8mm
Displacement: 449cc
Transmission speeds: 6
Front wheel travel: 9.1 in.
Rear wheel travel: 8.7 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.0 gal.
Seat height: 33.8 in.
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Claimed dry weight: 262 lb.

The Spanish Gas Gas company is really enthusiastic about supermoto racing, and the presence of two 450-class “supermotard” (what the sport is called in Europe) models in the lineup is clear evidence of that fact. Though the two are very similar in concept and design to the SM 450, the Halley 450 is a street-legal iteration that has slightly shorter suspension travel, a battery-powered fuel-injection system (the SM’s is battery-less), a few less-expensive suspension and brake components and, understandably, a lower price tag. And unlike the SM, which comes in 450 and 515 versions, the Halley is available only as a 450.



$8949/na
Engine type: four-stroke Single
BxS: 97/100 x 60.8/65.6mm
Displacement: 449/515cc
Transmission speeds: 6
Front wheel travel: 11.4 in.
Rear wheel travel: 12.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.0 gal.
Seat height: 37.0 in.
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Claimed dry weight: 260 lb.

Just as four-stroke Singles have become the engine type of choice for all manner of off-road bikes, so too has 450cc become the predominant displace¬ment. Gas Gas’s bread-and-butter 450-class enduro bike is the EC 450 FSR, features a powerful engine fed by a batteryless fuel-injection system. It also comes equipped with a top-quality Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock, which help make the FSR a very serious off-road competition machine. Also available: The EC 515 FSR, which is the very same enduro bike as the 450 but is powered by a 515cc engine.


$9249/na
Engine type: four-stroke Single
BxS: 97/100×60.80/65.6 mm
Displacement: 449/492cc
Transmission speeds: 6
Front wheel travel: 11.4 in.
Rear wheel travel: 12.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.0 gal.
Seat height: 35.4 In.
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: disc
Claimed dry weight: 262 lb.

Compared to the Halley 450 Supermotard, the Supermotard SM 450 is a slightly more upscale model. It’s based on the EC 450 FSR enduro, but it swaps the EC’s off-road-oriented 21/18-inch wheel combo, knobby tires and smallish front brake with 17-inch wheels, super-sticky sport tires and a large front disc brake for suitable stoppage on paved surfaces. It has better suspension and more wheel travel than the Halley, as well, which results in a taller seat and a longer wheelbase. Also available: The SM 515 pictured here. which is the very same motorcycle hut with a 43cc larger engine.


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