Ahead of Gas Gas unveiling its new 2019 range at the 2018 EICMA show in Milan, we’ve had a sneak peek of what’s to come. Altogether, there are five new bikes on the way for 2019 – there’s its Enduro GP, Trial GP, TXe, eContact, as well as a customisable electric bike for kids – and here’s what we know about them.
Gas Gas Enduro GP
First up is its new Gas Gas Enduro GP, which takes inspiration from the Spanish brands official competition bikes. Available as a 250cc or a 300cc machine, it’s a serious bit of kit with Kayaba Enduro GP suspension, Nissin brakes, Renthal bars, Goldspeed rims and Michelin tyres.
But if you’re interested in getting your hands on one, you’ll need to act fast as Gas Gas is only producing a total of 700 units.
Gas Gas Trial GP
Another limited edition machine, the new Gas Gas Trial GP is based on the official race-ready machines of factory riders Jeroni Fajardo and Jaime Busto. Available as a 125cc, 250cc, 280cc or 300 cc machine – it’s a serious bit of kit, with Ohlins shocks, a lighter swingarm, a redesigned chain tensioner and an updated FIM brake system.
Once again, as it’s a limited edition model, you’ll need to act fast to get your hands on one of the 800 models available.
Gas Gas TXe
Next up is the Gas Gas TXe, which the next generation of the same electric bikes which won the TrialE Cup titles in 2017 and 2018 – with Marc Colomer and Loris Gubian at the helm. Essentially, this is a serious competition model, and you won’t be able to use it on the roads.
In essence, the TXe uses the same chassis and parts (aside from its Reiger monoshock) as the petrol-powered Gas Gas TXT – but the big difference is its punchy electric motor which has been developed by Torrot. The big changes for 2019 include the introduction of a new battery controller, as well as a new swingarm. And it’s lightweight too, coming it at only 68kg.
Once again, the bike will be produced in limited number with a total of 200 Gas Gas TXe’s heading into production.
Gas Gas eContact
The all-new Gas Gas eContact is a cool new motorcycle, which blends a trial bike and an endure machine in one compact package. Gas Gas reckons it’s the perfect machine to explore the countryside while being respectful to the environment, thanks to its quiet 5kW brushless motor and LiPO 33 Ah integrated battery.
It weighs in at 73 kg and comes with Ollé shocks, Bracktec brakes, NG discs and Mitas rubber. But best of all, its output is equivalent to a 125 cc, so it can ridden on a CBT.
Gas Gas Kids
Gas Gas Kids is essentially a range of electric trials, enduro and supermotard machines for kids – which comes with a removable battery. Super cool.