Since its sale and restructuring a few years back Gas Gas has been making some substantial gains in marketshare around the world and is starting to make huge strides penetrating the US off-road market. The main focus for Gas Gas in the United States is 250/300CC off-road two-strokes with its XC line built for closed course competition and the EC line that is very similar but geared more towards the weekend warrior trail market. For 2020 Gas Gas has announced an all new model, the ECRanger 300. This model is tailor-made for the person just getting into off-road riding or racing. The components are a little more budget minded but still produced by quality companies. Below is the information we received from Gas Gas about its 2020 ECRanger 200/300. Yes we just mentioned a 200cc model as well. We don’t expect to see the 200cc model in the USA right away but we have our fingers crossed that they will be made available sometime later this year.
The new ECRanger has been designed for having fun. And for that reason it has been decided 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. While at high revs its output has been limited, sweetening its power and providing that pleasant feeling of always having everything under control. A modern two-stroke engine that 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 the whole range of riders, thanks to its lower seat height and its excellent maneuverability. A height 40 millimeters lower than the range of EC models is achieved by redesigning the suspension.
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, starting now being taken care of with the new electric start system with lead acid battery.
In the suspensions section, GasGas maintains all its confidence in the renowned quality and reliability of the firm Kayaba, incorporating a new front fork from the Japanese firm, this time 46 millimeters in diameter with open cartridge andcompression and rebound adjustment at the front; and the same adjustable rear shock absorber as used by the 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 – 260 mm front and 240 mm rear – and also new brake calipers and pistons, a system developed exclusively by Braktec for this version.
A parts specification that guarantees control, absorption and traction, deliberately added to by the true sensations transmitted by its 28.6 mm handlebar with central brace.
The signature Regina -520/135 non-seal chain- and new tires: Vee Rubber -90 / 90-21 front and 120 / 90-18 rear. The tires are mounted on Excel rims providing extraordinary grip that will surprise even the most experienced enduro riders.
Complete 2020 ECRanger 300 specifications are listed below.
SPECIFICATIONS 2020 GAS GAS ECRANGER 300
ENGINE – Single-cylinder 2-stroke, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT – 299,3 cc
BORE X STROKE – 72,0 x 72,0 mm
STARTER – Electric
IGNITION – Electronic – Euro4
GEARBOX – 6 speed gearbox with foot control
CLUTCH – Multidisc in oil bath. Magura clutch pump
INTAKE SYSTEM – Direct reed valve VForce 4
EXHAUST MUFFLER – TECNIGAS 2.0 – GASGAS Powered by TECNIGAS
BODYWORK – Unbreakable plastic
HANDLEBAR – Variable diameter
FRAME – Center frame in chrome-moly-steelframe
SUBFRAME – Aluminum
SWINGARM – Aluminium swingarm y Linkage system
FRONT FORK – KYB Ø46, open cartridge
SUSPENSIÓN TRAVEL – 270 mm
SHOCK ABSORBER KYB SUSPENSION TRAVEL – 119 mm
RIM/TIRE Front – Excel 1.6 x21 – 90/90-21 VRM211F T.T.RIM –
RIM/TIRE Rear – Excel 2.15 x 18 – 120/90-18 VRM211B T.T
FRONT BRAKE – Braktec Front brake caliper ; NG Disk Ø260 mm
REAR BRAKE – Braktec Rear brake caliper ; NG Disk Ø220 mm
FUEL – 9,8 L
DRY WEIGHT – 108 kg
DIMENSIONS – Lenght x width x height : 2145 x 810 X 1205 mm
WHEELBASE – 1.480 mm
SEATHEIGHT – 940 mm