The 2023 GasGas motocross lineup is here, with only graphic changes compared to ’22. GasGas motocrossers are based on the KTM and Husqvarna MX platforms, as KTM AG owns all three brands, so there are more similarities than differences. GasGas offers a more user-friendly version of the motocrossers by eschewing some of the electronic rider aids, such as traction control and power modes, and using a few lower-cost components. Also, GasGas softens up the WP suspension to appeal to riders looking for fun over the ultimate in competition.For 2023, there are five GasGas motorcycles to choose from. Two-strokes are represented by the MC 250 and MC 125. Four-stroke fans get the MC 350F and MC 250F with DOHC motors, along with the flagship MC 450F.We don’t have any prices yet, but we can tell you that they will be in dealers this month—and they’re red. In the meantime, here are specs and photos of all five models.
2023 GasGas MC 450F Photo Gallery
2023 GasGas MC 450F SpecsENGINE
Type: Single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x stroke: 95 x 63.4mm
Compression ratio: 12.75:1
Valvetrain: SOHC, 4 valves
Starting: Electric w/ Lithium-ion 12.8-volt 2 Ah battery
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!