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Old 09-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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2010 Gas Gas EC450 Desert

I searched as best I could but couldn't find a thread on this. Supposed to be coming to the US in 2010. Discuss....




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EC 450 Desert

Engine
Cylinder size 449 cc
Type 4-stroke single cylinder with 4-valve cylinder head.
Cooling system Liquid
Bore x stroke 97x60.8mm
Ignition Integrated in the injection system
Fuel System Electronic injection (Battery less EFI)
Clutch Multidisc hydraulic operated AJP
Gearbox 6 gears.

Frame
Frame Deltabox build with Cromoly "B" tubes
Front suspension 48 mm upside-down Marzocchi fork, 290 mm travel
Rear suspension One-piece aluminium swing arm progressive system with
Sachs shock absorber, 320 mm travel
Front brake 260mm. disc, double-piston caliper Nissin.
Rear brake 220mm. disc, single-piston caliper Nissin.
Front tire 90x90 - 21" Michelin
Rear tire 140x80 - 18" Michelin
Kick starter Forged aluminium.

Size
Wheelbase 1465 mm
Seat Height 940 mm
Minimal ground clearance 370 mm
Fuel tank capacity 17 liters
Mass 133 Kg
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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I like it, not allot of fairing, looks lean. Hell why not, seems like a good move for GASGAS.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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I've never quite understood the point of dakar-like fairings (well, for use other than long distance ralleys) on dirt bikes, but it looks mighty cool! I'm afraid I'd have all that pretty stuff broken off in short order though

Nearly four and a half gallons of fuel is pretty sweet for a stock bike. I imagine the fairing and low fender would make it better on the road than most dirt bikes - why you'd wanna ride a dirt bike on the road though... Perhaps it'd be a great mostly-off-road touring bike, like something to ride from San Diego to Cabo and back:)

I do hope that weight figure is wet weight, ready to ride with full fuel, otherwise it may be a bit on the porky side.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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Looks really sweet!.....Now if it were something a bit more,well Yamahaish.....
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #5
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fugly!
That fairing from the side looks like it has a hard on.
Same too, cause I really like the GasGas in he past I've had a chance to ride.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:00 PM   #6
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The smaller ones have Yamaha engines.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:19 PM   #7
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Looks good, but everything looks designed to be a light single tracker like the KTM 450 (huge clearance, narrow seat, knobbies etc..), if that is the case why have a huge front faring?

I like how it looks, but dont see it as a trail or touring ride...? Personally I prefer the Yammy, but I havent seen either in person.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:21 PM   #8
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:23 PM   #9
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4 1/2 gallons where? maybe 3 or 2.5
The little wings on the tank appear to be just wings.
I see something that looks like an inlet tract going to an airbox under the seat.
Gotta have a battery, likely under the seat.
Not much fuel there with the other stuff in the way.
It just looks like a mx bike with a rally fairing and low fender.
Must be for those small euro deserts?
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:30 PM   #10
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The fairing is so that you can put the rollbook, gps, radio, etc... up front.

Duh...
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:51 PM   #11
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I love it, can't wait to see one in person! It looks like the fairing may be made out of a more flexible plastic material, like a shroud rather than a fragile hard plastic like on the 640's fairing? very cool

Wait, that's weird, do you have to remove the front fender to pull the axle?

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Old 09-01-2009, 09:56 PM   #12
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I like it. No e-start, but 6 speeds!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:57 PM   #13
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Does the fairing roll back in angle ? Dang... I'd hate to be going into a 50 mph headwind. ...and with the guys I ride with throwing baseball size rocks at me it better be cheap because it isn't going to last a W/E.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:17 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Santa
Gotta have a battery, likely under the seat.
It says "Electronic injection (Battery less EFI)" , just like some kawi and suzuki in last few years.
Did you notice kickstart lever?
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:45 AM   #15
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i think the fairing is far away like that because when you ride off road and stand up, the windshield wont slam into your face on hard hits.
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