New for the GasGas 2019 Enduro range is the EC Ranger 200 and 300 2-stroke.
GasGas’ aim with the Ranger is to bring back the spirit of adventure of its legendary Pampera, adapting this go-anywhere bike to the demands of today’s riders with the new ECRanger.
Light, docile and above all easy to handle, GasGas have gone to pains to ensure that the ECRanger will be suitable for any type of rider. Designed for those who love “light enduro” and “trail excursion” and want to enjoy off-road riding like never before without sacrificing the comfort of the new generation of off-road motorcycles.
GasGas say the new model has its own personality within the Gas Gas Enduro 2019 range, with a character focused on recreational use unlike its more competition focused stablemates. With differences in temperament but similarities in terms of the EC model base bike for a new Gas Gas ECRanger that shares the same central spine frame and most of the components, adapting to the needs of the wide range of profiles that make up the world of enduro. A model valid both for hobby riders, as well as for those more daring riders, passionate about extreme enduro, thanks to its versatility and easy handling.
Elastic, progressive engine response
The new ECRanger has been designed for having fun, and for that reason it was decided by the GasGas boffins to soften its delivery, adopting a new thermodynamic performance and premiering a new cylinder and cylinder head. Changes that have helped to decompress the engine and get a more full and elastic delivery at low speed.
The engine’s high rpm output has been toned down, with the aim of sweetening its power and providing that pleasant feeling of always having everything under control. The modern 2-stroke engine will be manufactured in two sizes, 200 and 300 cc and that will be coming off the production line with an exhaust system from the company Tecnigas.
With the frame and suspension, the design of this new GasGas shows the deliberate aim for this model to become an enduro that satisfies a wide range of riders, thanks to its lower seat height and its excellent manoeuvrability. The ECRanger limbos its way 40mm lower than the range of other EC models thanks to a redesigning of the suspension.
Comfortable and practical for any use
All these changes add up to a long list of new components in the frame and suspension of the new GasGas ECRanger. For example the new comfortable, padded seat cover or the removal of the traditional kick-start of other models, with starting now being taken care of by a new electric start system with lead acid battery. Yeah, it’s got an E-starter now, but we’re pretty sure many riders will be dropping that factory lead acid battery pronto and going with something much, much lighter as soon as they can.
Quality and reliability in every detail
In the suspension department, GasGas went with the quality and reliability from Kayaba (KYB), incorporating a new front fork from the Japanese firm, this time 46mm in diameter with open cartridge and compression and rebound adjustment at the front, while out back is the tried and true adjustable rear shock absorber as used by GasGas’ EC models, varying only in length, with preload and rebound adjustment.
As for the braking system, the new GasGas model uses new NG brand discs – 260mm front and 240mm rear – and also new brake calipers and pistons, a system developed exclusively by Braktec for this version.
Exclusive graphic design and aesthetics
With the aesthetics, the new ECRanger premieres a very different graphic design from the rest of the GasGas enduro range. A new and attractive image giving greater prominence to the white colour, present both in the frame and in the panels of this new GasGas, a go-anywhere bike that takes up where the historic Pampera left off to adapt to the demands of today’s rider.
It looks cool, will sound great being a 2-stroke, and it’ll be coming here with GasGas importer Urban Moto Imports confirming today that the ECRanger will be making a debut in the NZ market. Just when that will be is yet to be announced, but we’re looking forward to throwing a leg over the new GasGas either way.