Gas Gas Reveals the 2017 Enduro Line-Up, Back to Life with Three Bikes

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Spanish manufacturer Gas Gas introduces the 2017 model year range comprised of three motorcycles. It may sound like an insignificant addition to the biking world, but considering that Gas Gas was technically dead and buried only months ago, this is a major improvement.
The 2017 Gas Gas range includes only two-stroke models, all of them slotting in the enduro class, faithful to the roots of the company. All three machines are off-road vehicles and are engineered for racing purposes, a thing that is made obvious in their very names.

Gas Gas delivers the 2017 EC Racing 200, EC Racing 250, and EC Racing 300, all built on the same platform that received multiple updates. Apart from the engines and the small weight variations that come with them, the three new Gas Gas machines are identical, sharing the same frame, wheels, suspensions, electronics, and even sporting the same metrics.

The platform uses two-stroke liquid-cooled engines (199.4cc, 249.3cc, and 299.3cc) with electronic ignition and mated to a 6-speed transmission and actuated by a wet multi-disc clutch. The bodywork is made of "unbreakable plastic" attached to a perimeter Chromoly frame and aluminum tubular subframe.

The aluminum swingarm comes with progressive tie rods, while the front suspension is a Marzocchi 48mm USD fork, complemented by a custom Reiger monoshock. Excel rims, Nissin calipers and Galfer rotors are also stock.

Gas Gas also introduces a host of upgrades for these new made-in-Spain bikes, and we should mention the new adjustable exhaust system that allows fine tuning at the track, new, oversized foot pegs and grips, the all-new rims with improved performance and durability, and the battery-powered electric starter adding to the kick starter.

No prices have been disclosed at the time of writing, only the fact that Gas Gas hopes to make (and sell) 1,000 motorcycles to ensure the continuation of the manufacturing process and lay a solid foundation for future models. Well, what can we say? Welcome back, Gas Gas!
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