The 2022 GasGas TXT trial lineup—Racing and high-end GP two-stroke trials bikes—is now public. The motorcycles are largely unchanged from last year, with the motors available in three displacements—300, 280, and 250. GasGas notes that the new TXTs are now Euro-5 compliant, thanks to the trials bikes being “further refined.” We expect that means minor changes to the ignition and fueling, as GasGas still claims “smooth, controllable power.”Those hoping for the KTM-owned brand to institute changes such as fuel-injection, oil injection, and WP suspension will have to wait at least another year. All TXTs continue to have Tech forks, while the GP retains the Reiger shock, with the Racing going with an Öhlins shock. The GP upgrades include an S3 cylinder head, titanium exhaust system, higher-spec Golden Tech fork, carbon fiber airbox, S3 footpegs, Renthal handlebar, red-anodized CNC-machined triple clamps, and CTG factory graphics.
GasGas is continuing to make a 125 TXT Racing and TXT GP, but don’t expect to see it in the United States.When we get prices for these six 2022 GasGas TXT trials bikes, we will add them to the story.2022 GasGas TXT GP 300, 280, and 250 SpecsENGINE
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
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.