Saturday, October 23, 2010



The 2011 Gas Gas EC two-stroke range will see the EC200 Six Day, EC250 electric-start, EC300 kick-start and EC300 electric-start models introduced. A lot of the changes found on the 2011 EC two-stroke range have been obtained from information gathered through its racing program. Gas Gas has made these changes to improve performance, ride comfort, added value and at the same time a bike that is unmistakenly a Gas Gas in its looks.

EC200 Six Day (pictured):

The Ec200 Six Day was designed, as its name suggests, to compete at the highest level, with special features that would normally be found on factory bikes ridden by 2009 Six Day Enduro winning Gas Gas rider, Cristophe Nambotin. When the EC200 Six Day arrives in Australia around December, Gas Gas customers can look forward to a bike with some of the following special features:

Renthal Twin Wall handlebars Pro Grip racing hand grips Ohlins 888 rear shock Marzocchi 45mm forks Galfer wave discs Quick-release brake pads Rear brake cooler Alloy radiator protectors FMF Q series muffler Super Sprox rear sprocket Quick-release front axle Alloy engine protector
The EC200 Six Day is only available with kick-start and will be backed by a 12-month warranty, and comes with a recommended retail price of $9999.

EC300 Kick-Start:

The extremely popular Gas Gas EC300 will be available with kick-start only as well as electric-start. The 2011 EC300 kick-start will be imported in small numbers to begin with for those wishing to start their bike in the traditional way. The EC300 has gained a reputation for its powerful engine and outstanding steering and this has been enhanced for 2011. The Sachs 48mm front forks and rear shock have been revalved with the rear now running new oil for cooler running and consistency. Pro Grip grips are standard fitment on Hebo tapered handlebars, as well as a new adjustable rear brake pedal. Increased performance has been obtained through the standard fitment of a FMF Q series muffler that is said to give a broader spread of power with no additional noise. Keeping the extra power to the ground will be the new fitment of Metzeler MCE Six Days tyres. The Gas Gas appealing looks have been enhanced with a new headlight and front mud guard, while the frame is now painted in Gas Gas red. Recommended retail price will be $10500 and the bike is now available.

EC300/250 Electric-Start:
After a delay in the release of their electric-start two-stroke models, production has now started with customer bikes arriving mid-November. Gas Gas has carried out extensive testing to ensure the reliability of their electric-start system, with over 10,000 faultless repeat starts in testing. By using a larger capacity battery and starter motor, plus the use of a reduction gear incorporating a torque clutch, Gas Gas has developed a system that will start reliably hot or cold. The EC250/300 electric-start models will include all the same standard changes found on the kick-start EC300 but with the addition of an electric leg and only a slight increase in weight to 105.5kg. Specific features include:
FMF Q series muffler New graphics New headlight New MX style rear chain guide New front mud guard New valving in front and rear suspension Electric-start motor Metzeler MCE Six Days tyres

The arrival date will be mid-November with a suggested retail price of $11,500 for the EC300 electric-start and $10,995 for the EC250 electric-start.

All 2011 Gas Gas four-stroke model information will be available mid-January.

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