In a groundbreaking move, GASGAS has revolutionized the dirt biking experience with its latest Factory Editions—the MC 250F and MC 450F for 2024. These cutting-edge bikes are not just about raw power; they integrate pioneering technology, boasting a Connectivity Unit and GPS Sensor that sync effortlessly with the GASGAS+ app on smartphones. This innovative pairing allows riders to personalize engine performance and much more, marking a significant advancement in the world of off-road riding.
Scheduled to hit GASGAS dealerships from January 2024, the Factory Edition models are not merely a cosmetic upgrade. They come packed with an array of new parts and enhanced features, promising an unparalleled level of performance and rideability.
The key highlights of these Factory Edition bikes include:
Chassis Enhancements: The inclusion of new frame and motor mounts has resulted in reduced material, improving chassis flex, shedding weight, and notably refining handling, especially on corner entry.
Aesthetic Upgrades: The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing replica graphics, applied through an innovative in-mold process, now extend further around the bodywork, providing a striking and vibrant appearance. Paired with a matching full gripper seat cover featuring additional ribs, these additions ensure a secure grip as riders push the limits.
Optimized Components: The reduced size of the fuel tank, exclusive to the Factory Editions, not only trims weight but also facilitates better airflow through the radiators, significantly enhancing cooling. Additionally, the redesigned front fender seamlessly integrates with the front number plate, housing the new GPS sensor pivotal for the RIDER feature on the GASGAS+ App.
Further technical enhancements include a new frame protection kit, updated WP XACT split air front fork settings, improved rear linkage with lower-friction seals, and the adoption of Dunlop GEOMAX MX34 tires for superior traction across various terrains. The introduction of a new rear brake pedal has also been instrumental in boosting braking performance on all track conditions.
One of the most exciting aspects of the 2024 Factory Editions is the empowerment of riders through the GASGAS+ app. By simply pairing their smartphones with the installed Connectivity Unit Offroad on each bike, users gain access to a myriad of features.
The GASGAS+ app presents three primary sections—ENGINE, SUSPENSION, and RIDER—empowering riders to tailor their biking experience:
ENGINE: Offering the ability to select predefined maps based on track type and conditions or utilize the ADVANCED mode for custom map creation. Full control over Engine Braking, Throttle Response, Traction Control, Launch Control, and Quickshifter sensitivity ensures personalized performance adjustments, easily switchable between sessions or races.
RIDER: Powered by LITPro and data from the installed GPS, this feature allows riders to review detailed session or race analyses. With insights into lap and section performance, airtime, corner analysis, and engine data visualization, riders can compare laps and even compete virtually via a leaderboard.
SUSPENSION: This section aids in finding the correct SAG through the SAG ASSISTANT and creates personalized suspension setups based on rider weight, skill level, and track terrain. It provides recommended settings that can be fine-tuned and saved for various circuits.
Notably, the RIDER feature is available as an annual subscription after a four-week trial period, with pricing starting at €69,99, varying based on the ordering country, and available through the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Beyond these technological marvels, the Factory Edition bikes are completed with an impressive lineup of components, such as Factory Racing wheels, CNC-machined triple clamps, Akrapovic exhaust system, Hinson/GASGAS Factory Racing clutch cover, and WP Factory Start Device, among others, ensuring a comprehensive and high-performance build.
The 2024 GASGAS MC 250F and MC 450F Factory Editions represent a significant leap forward in off-road biking, blending state-of-the-art technology with performance-driven enhancements to elevate the riding experience for enthusiasts and professionals alike.