First established in 1985, GASGAS is a Spanish bike producer that focuses completely on producing off-road bikes. In 2019, KTM AG introduced that it had bought a majority stake within the firm and could be getting into a three way partnership with GASGAS to develop a handful of latest choices together with road-going fashions and a fully-electric bike lineup. And roughly three years after the acquisition, we’re now being handled to the primary fruits of this partnership with GASGAS’ first-ever street-legal bikes — the ES 700 and SM 700.
Offered in enduro (ES) or supermoto (SM) variations, GASGAS’ new road-goers are based mostly on KTM’s legendary 690 platform – the identical engine and Chrome-moly tubular spaceframe used for the KTM 690 SMC R and the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. As such each bikes are kicked alongside by a counter-balancer-equipped, liquid-cooled 692.7cc single that makes 74hp and 52.4ft-lbs of torque. The dual-sport variant comes with an off-road-ready 21” entrance spoked wheel and an 18” rear merchandise which might be shod in Continental TKC 80 rubber, whereas the supermoto-spec wears a pair of 18” solid wheels back and front that come wrapped in super-sticky ContiAttack SM EVO tires. Other highlights embody a solid swing-arm, WP XPLOR suspension fore and aft, and a self-supporting polyamide subframe that homes a 13.5-liter tank.
Both the ES 700 and the SM 700 additionally come loaded with trendy tech within the type of a bi-directional quick-shifter, a bunch of digital rider aides, and a set of various journey modes and Bosche 9.1 cornering ABS — the latter two of which embody a devoted supermoto mode for the SM-spec and an off-road mode for the ES model. GASGAS may even offer a variety of elective upgrades and equipment for each fashions, in addition to a line of matching using gear.
The 2023 GASGAS ES 700 Enduro and SM 700 SuperMoto bikes can be found now, with pricing set at €10,749 (~$11,350) for each fashions. Unfortunately, the ES 700 and SM 700 will — not less than initially — not be supplied on American shores, although with the engine already homologated for the U.S. market, this may hopefully change.