This is the first GasGas Race Edition to be offered since KTM took controlling interest in the company two years ago. It is, quite obviously, a tribute to Justin Barcia. It is probably the most beautiful bike that has ever come out of Austria. Just like Barcia’s bike, it is based on the standard version of the MC450, not the new platform that the KTM Factory Edition and Husqvarna Rockstar Edition have. Those bikes might have the newer chassis, but they don’t have nearly as many upgrades as the GasGas.
Here’s the list of the parts that make the Troy Lee Edition special:
2022 Troy Lee Designs Edition MC450.
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing graphics
A set of #51 decals Troy Lee Designs Factory Racing Seat
Softer ODI Lock-On Grips
Factory Racing Triple Clamps (anodized red)
Factory Wheels (black)
Black rear sprocket
Factory Start Device
Semi-Floating Front Disc
Front Brake Disc Guard
Composite Skid Plate
Frame Protection Kit (red)
Map Select Switch
Akrapovic “Slip-On Line” exhaust system
Hinson Outer Clutch Cover
Black Neken Fatbar with GASGAS bar pad
Firmer suspension settings
The standard GasGas MC450 has a number of price-lowering measures that allow it to undercut the KTM 450SX-F price. These include different bars, clamps, exhaust, tires and a missing map switch. None of those measures appear on the Troy Lee Edition. The firmer suspension settings are more or less the same as the standard KTM ones. Stay tuned to see how the Barcia Edition stacks up against the other factory specials.