Get on the Gas with enhanced new generation motocross models.
A new generation 2023 GasGas MC 450F Factory Edition has been uncovered ahead of the new year alongside the 2023 GasGas MC 250F Factory Edition that has also been introduced, designed and developed in association with GasGas Factory Racing.
Both feature brand new motors, new frames and are packed full of the latest technology, with pretty much everything else being improved over the outgoing generation.
The MC 450F Factory Edition has a new cylinder head and CP piston, giving increased compression that gives a boost to overall performance and amplifies the on-track experience. With the motor now lighter than ever, as well as being repositioned within the frame to improve mass centralization, riders will benefit from added agility.
As the newest and freshest model added to the GASGAS line-up, the MC 250F Factory Edition is pretty much an all-new dirt bike. Headlining it is the high-revving, super-powerful motor that’s been made super compact to save weight. Together with the new frame it makes carving through corners easier than ever before. The brand-new motor features a new cylinder, cylinder head and piston, crankcases and gearbox.
Across both models, the new generation frame is hydroformed, laser cut and robot welded. It is as strong and flexible as it gets, developed to be super-stable at high speed without compromising things in the corners, the frame is finished with a tough, electronic red powder coating.
A new aluminum subframe is both strong and light. Contributing to the overall handling of the Factory Edition bikes, the aluminum subframe is super reliable.
The new die-cast swingarm’s improved casting process knocks off 190 grams when compared to the old swingarm. Still strong and designed to work with the flex of the new frame, the swingarm is complete with a new chain guide designed to prevent mud build-up and help maintain forward momentum in deeply rutted turns.
Fresh new plastics and the latest Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing graphics look the business, but there’s a lot more to the updated bodywork as the contact areas for your knees are now larger, allowing you to grip the bike more when getting on the gas.
What’s more, if you’re competing in the pro ranks then you’ll enjoy the larger fuel tank at 2.08 gal as you can go the full distance with no fear of running out.
A new footrest design has them mounted further inwards on the frame to help prevent them from catching on deep ruts or take offs when scrubbing, the new footrests feature with a larger surface area to improve control in all conditions.
Rewarding riders who really push the pace, the WP Suspension fitted on the Factory Edition models is set up firmer to favor aggressive riding.
Up front, the WP XACT front forks feature a new hydrostop for improved bottoming resistance, while the slightly slower rebound setting takes the sting out of heavy landings. At the rear, the WP XACT shock is all-new, better performing, and easily adjustable by hand for quick and easy trackside changes.
State-of-the-art electronics with Traction Control and Quickshifter help to get the power down in slick conditions. Traction Control is essential for all hard-pack tracks, while the Quickshifter ensures super-smooth gear changes – even when wide open!
A new handlebar-mounted selector switch to engage mappings, Launch Control, Traction Control and the Quickshifter, which is easy to operate, even when riding.
In addition, the very best race-tested components have been fitted to both Factory Edition models. Every single part is designed to improve performance and durability, while the latest in electronic wizardry allows riders to customize the power to suit their style.
Unlocking even more power from the new, more compact, and easier-to-work-on motors is a lightweight Akrapovic Slip-On Line titanium exhaust system. Giving a significant boost to both torque and top speed, it’s the very latest offering from Akrapovic, which on top of improving performance, looks sharp.
As well, up front, red anodized Factory Racing Triple Clamps (adjustable at 20mm or 22mm) allow riders to customize the ergonomics, while soft ODI Lock-On grips improve comfort. A grippy, ribbed seat cover keeps riders where they want to be when getting on the gas.
Both bikes also boast factory wheels, Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires, a black rear sprocket, gold x-ring chain, factory start device
semi-floating front brake disc, factory racing brake disc guard, 2K carbon composite skid plate, frame protection kit (red), hour meter with FI status LED and low fuel warning, billet Hinson outer clutch cover and a Neken tapered bar with GasGas bar pad.
The MC 450F Factory Edition and MC 250F Factory Edition models will be available at authorized GasGas dealerships the beginning of 2023. Further information can be found at www.gasgas.com.