The first GasGas motorcycles of the Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto era have arrived. Those who were expecting wholesale redesigns of the line of trial motorcycles will have to wait at least another year. However, there are a few minor changes.
- The most significant change is the loss of the GasGas TXT Racing 125 from the United States market. Although the 125 will still be available in other countries, American buyers will have to choose between the 300, 280, and 250 displacements.
- The 2021 GasGas trial models in Europe will have a Reiger rear shock. For the United States, the Öhlins shock returns. Given that the GasGas parent company also owns WP Suspension, expect that to change in future model years. The Tech fork returns.
- The premix ratio has been changed to provide more oil to the engine. Previously, the recommended ratio was 80:1. This year, it’s 66:1.
- A Neken tapered aluminum handlebar is used with Renthal grips. There’s also a new, smaller handlebar clamp.
- There’s a new front axle on the 2021 GasGas TXT Racing models. An aluminum axle replaces the steel axle, reducing unsprung weight an impressive 10 ounces.
- Lots of white is added to the visual package. There is still plenty of GasGas red, including the chromoly frame. The plastic is now white with red stickers.
- With access to the KTM dealer network, GasGas claims it will offer “drastically improved levels of access, service and support.”
- We don’t have prices (update: prices are in the specs) or arrival dates for the 2021 GasGas TXT Racing trial lineup. All the photos are of the 2021 GasGas TXT 300.
Photography by Heinz Mitterbauer
2021 GasGas TXT Racing 300, 280, and 250 Specs
- Type: 2-stroke single
- Displacement: 300: 294cc; 280: 272cc; 250: 248cc
- Bore x stroke: 300: 79 x 60mm; 280: 76 x 60mm; 250: 72.5 x 60mm
- Compression ratio: 300: 9.6:1; 280: 10.6:1; 250: 11.0:1
- Fuel delivery: 28mm Keihin PWK carburetor
- Lubrication: Premix, 66:1
- Cooling: Liquid w/ radiator fan
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Clutch: Diaphragm w/ Braketec hydraulics
- Frame: Chromoly steel tube w/ hollow aluminum swingarm
- Handlebar: Neken tapered aluminum w/ Renthal grips
- Front suspension; travel: Spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable Tech 39mm fork w/ brace; 7.1 inches
- Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable Öhlins shock; 6.9 inches
- Wheels: Wire-spoke w/ aluminum rim
- Front wheel: 21 x 1.60
- Rear wheel: 18 x 2.15
- Front tire: 2.75 x 21; Michelin Trial Competition bias-ply tube-type
- Rear tire: 4.00 x 18; Michelin Trial X11 radial tubeless
- Front brake: 185mm NG Wave floating disc w/ monoblock 4-piston Braktec caliper
- Rear brake: 150mm NG Wave disc w/ 2-piston Braktec caliper
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 52 inches
- Rake: 23 degrees
- “Seat” height: 24.8 inches
- Fuel capacity: 2.5 quarts
- Curb weight: 157 pounds
- 2021 GasGas TXT Racing 300: $7899 MSRP
- 2021 GasGas TXT Racing 280: $7799 MSRP
- 2021 GasGas TXT Racing 250: $7599 MSRP