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Gas Gas releases factory race-spec Enduro GP 250 and 300 two-strokes

Gas Gas releases factory race-...
Gas Gas Enduro GP: a blinged-up, factory race spec version of the Spanish two-stroke dirt bike
Gas Gas Enduro GP: a blinged-up, factory race spec version of the Spanish two-stroke dirt bike
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: enough extra parts and bling to bring it up to factory race spec
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: enough extra parts and bling to bring it up to factory race spec
Gas Gas Enduro GP: slightly different plastics and stickers
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: slightly different plastics and stickers
Gas Gas Enduro GP: 250cc and 300cc two-stroke versions are available
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: 250cc and 300cc two-stroke versions are available
Gas Gas Enduro GP: built on the EC/XC platform
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: built on the EC/XC platform
Gas Gas Enduro GP: not a huge price bump from the standard bike
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: not a huge price bump from the standard bike
Gas Gas Enduro GP: extra power, extra functionality and a few touches of bling
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: extra power, extra functionality and a few touches of bling
Gas Gas Enduro GP: the top spec level Gas Gas offers
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: the top spec level Gas Gas offers
Gas Gas Enduro GP: meet Spain's new off-road king
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: meet Spain's new off-road king
Gas Gas Enduro GP: a blinged-up, factory race spec version of the Spanish two-stroke dirt bike
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: a blinged-up, factory race spec version of the Spanish two-stroke dirt bike
Gas Gas Enduro GP: KYB suspension, including a new diamond-like black coating on the fork tubes for reduced stiction
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: KYB suspension, including a new diamond-like black coating on the fork tubes for reduced stiction
Gas Gas Enduro GP: Rekluse clutch cover and housing helps cool the clutch
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: Rekluse clutch cover and housing helps cool the clutch
Gas Gas Enduro GP: Anodized red triple clamps are lighter than the standards
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: Anodized red triple clamps are lighter than the standards
Gas Gas Enduro GP: extra-grippy seat
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: extra-grippy seat
Gas Gas Enduro GP: top view
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: top view
Gas Gas Enduro GP: black KYB forks and black spokes 
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: black KYB forks and black spokes 
Gas Gas Enduro GP: front wheel axle handle helps get the wheel off quickly
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: front wheel axle handle helps get the wheel off quickly
Gas Gas Enduro GP: front disc is now a floating design
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: front disc is now a floating design
Gas Gas Enduro GP: upgraded Renthal bars and grips
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: upgraded Renthal bars and grips
Gas Gas Enduro GP: cylinder head is revised for extra torque
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: cylinder head is revised for extra torque
Gas Gas Enduro GP: rear sprocket is black
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: rear sprocket is black
Gas Gas Enduro GP: headlight and electric should make it off-road compliant
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Gas Gas Enduro GP: headlight and electric should make it off-road compliant
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Spanish dirt bike company Gas Gas exploded back into relevancy last year with the release of its EC and XC 300 two-stroke enduro and cross country motorcycles.

These guys have always been strong in the ultra-lightweight trials bike market, but until the 2018 models, their enduro machines were too lardy to compete. They also suffered from their equipment choices, like a confusing Sachs/Marzocchi suspension setup, and were generally in need of the kick up the backside they got with the vastly lighter, more powerful 2018 bikes featuring much better sorted KYB suspension either end. All indications are that the current Gas Gas two-smokers are the real deal.

Now, the company has announced a special edition Enduro GP model in 250 and 300cc aimed at the serious racer – or at the least, the rider who wants to bling out like one. The spec level brings these bikes up very close to Gas Gas's factory race bikes.

Gas Gas Enduro GP: Rekluse clutch cover and housing helps cool the clutch
Gas Gas Enduro GP: Rekluse clutch cover and housing helps cool the clutch

The Enduro GP models get a new cylinder head and a touch more torque than the standard bikes. The clutch cover and housing is replaced with a Rekluse unit the company says helps keep things cool and efficient.

There's a full FMF racing exhaust system, upgraded Renthal handlebar and grips, and lighter machined, red anodized triple clamps.

Gas Gas Enduro GP: Anodized red triple clamps are lighter than the standards
Gas Gas Enduro GP: Anodized red triple clamps are lighter than the standards

The KYB forks are upgraded to EnduroGP models with a diamond-like black anti-friction coating. The seat is grippier. The front disc is now a floating type for increased performance and feel. The wheel spokes and the back sprocket are black, and the plastics and stickers are a bit fancier than the base bikes.

Gas Gas Enduro GP: 250cc and 300cc two-stroke versions are available
Gas Gas Enduro GP: 250cc and 300cc two-stroke versions are available

The step up in price isn't massive given what you get. Where a standard EC 300 will cost you AU$12,290 in Australia, the tricked-out Enduro GP 300 runs you AU$13,490. The equation is even better in the United States, where the EC 300 is US$9,299 and the Enduro GP 300 is US$9,799.

Modern two-strokes, with their vastly improved low-end performance and throttle response on top of their traditionally low weight figures, are very much the flavor of the day at the top end of the enduro market, and it's good to see Gas Gas making a serious push for market share.

Source: Gas Gas

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3 comments
guzmanchinky
Hmmm, not sure the introduction of new two-strokes is a good thing. They are terrible for the environment, and while I understand that dirt bikes are a tiny part of the problem, here in California they are effectively banned half of the year (red sticker bikes). Even most new 4-stroke dirt bikes are becoming red sticker this year because of tightening emission standards. Bring on the electric bikes...
ljaques
Right, Guz. An inexpensive, long-range, electric, enduro in the 250 class (10-12hp) would be outstanding. Not to race, but to ride anywhere.
John Gochnauer
This is awesome. There is no substitute for the neck-snapping acceleration one gets with a 2-stroke.