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2008 Gas Gas’s released

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Gas Gas proudly introduced their 2008 range, with a more ‰Ычracing‰ЫЄ character in all their models.
EC 250
FSR450 & new FSR515 The revolutionary evolution applied to the FSR range since 2005 and its acceptance in the off road marketplace has encouraged the R&D department to double its offerings with the release of the new FSR515 alongside the successful FSR450. With development entrenched in the world of competition, the FSR models are characterised by their robust mechanics,agility and ease of riding, which is enhanced in this model being 18% stiffer and 1 kg lighter than its predecessor. The 2008 FSR range have new decorations with red as the identifying feature. A new headlight, front guard and hand guards give the bike a face-lift with an aggressive and modern look. Gas Gas introduced fuel injection in 2002 with the release of their first four-stroke enduro bike, the FSE400. It was revolutionary for the dirt bike world as other manufacturers are only now,7 years later, switching to fuel injection or considering it. In 2008, Gas Gas takes another step forward with the adoption of a new battery-less fuel injection system. In conjunction with Kokusan, Gas Gas has developed the next generation of dirt bike fuel injection fitted to their FSR450 and FSR515 models. This system is fully independent from the lighting system and the bike can be kick started without the battery connected. The battery is only required for the electric starting and lighting system. The engine idle speed is now adjustable with an idle speed screw. Gas Gas took the bold step of incorporating fuel injection on their four stroke bikes in 2002 and now benefit by over 6 years of ‰Ычreal‰ЫЄ world experience. The system has developed with the evolution of their enduro range and has proven itself with great performance, reliability, and efficiency. The second-generation battery-less fuel injection keeps Gas Gas at the forefront of this technology. The wiring harness is now in two parts with the lighting side independent of the main harness for the engine electrics. In the engine, the cylinder head is redesigned with a new casting and improved machining techniques. This has allowed it to be lighter with improved heat dissipation due to better coolant flow. The camshaft profile is also new, producing more power and easing the engine start process at the same time. The new cylinder is stronger with reinforced cylinder walls to guarantee a better cylinder head seal and better cooling capacity. The clutch features a new reinforced clutch basket with new cush drive rubbers. Three new gears between the kickstart pedal and the crankshaft offer an improvement in the kickstart operation. The new exhaust system is lighter and improves performance. A new digital multi-function speedo and handlebar light switch which incorporates the low fuel warning light is fitted. The ECU has been removed from the underside of the fuel tank, which allows an increase in capacity and eases the removal of the tank. The return-less fuel system is retained with a single line from the fuel pump to the throttle body and allows quick tank removal with the fast link hose connector. The seat is 28% wider and features dual density foam in an ideal proportion for rider comfort. The front disc caliper is 200 grams lighter and more efficient for 2008. The Marzocchi front suspension has new settings with improved sensitivity and a more progressive action. The rear shock is by Ohlins and features revised settings for improved performance. EC 200/250/300 The Endurocross (EC) range has never ceased to evolve, adopting changes each year that not only keep it continuously improving, but create a virtually different bike each year. The EC range has become a class leader due to its very complete chassis-engine package providing incredible agility and stability with extraordinary versatility right across the rev range. The changes for 2008 are most obvious in the new decorations with a new aggressive and modern style initiated by the new headlight that flows into a re-styled front guard. New, stronger hand guards now mount directly to the handlebars. The seat retains its single bolt removal system and has a new shape that is 28% wider and features a dual density foam filling for greater rider comfort. The cockpit is updated with a new digital multi-function speedo and handlebar mounted light switch assembly. The suspension has revised settings in the Marzocchi forks to improve high speed performance and low speed stability. The EC250 and 300 feature an Ohlins rear shock absorber as standard fitment. The front brake is now more efficient than previously and the caliper is 200grams lighter. The engine, which is extraordinarily versatile through out the rev range, features new crankshaft bearings. The EC200 has a redesigned cylinder head and all models benefit by a new exhaust system. The exhaust pipe is designed to give better ground clearance. Gas Gas will again offer a ‰Ычrace‰ЫЄ replica (non ADR spec) model of the EC250 and EC300 available in limited numbers by special order only. These bikes closely resemble the factory race bikes with Ohlins suspension, exhaust and ignition changes and that ‰Ычfactory‰ЫЄ look. UPDATES FOR 2008 RANGE
  • New graphics and plastics with dominant red colour featuring aggressive and modern styling.
  • New headlight features halogen globe and improved brake hose routing.
  • New stronger and re-styled front guard.
  • New handlebar mounted hand guards in red.
  • New shape seat that is 28% wider and features thicker dual density foam to provide greater rider comfort. Retains the single bolt seat removal.
  • New handlebar mounted light switch assembly. Incorporates an LED fuel light for the FSR models.
  • New front brake caliper that is more efficient and 200 grams lighter.
  • New digital multi-function speedo assembly.
  • New settings in Marzocchi front forks to improve sensitivity and progressiveness.
  • Ohlins rear shocks on the FSR and EC250 and 300 models as standard fitment.
EC200/ 250/ 300
  • New crankshaft main bearings.
  • New design exhaust pipe. Is shaped for improved ground clearance.
  • New cylinder head for the EC200.
FSR450 and FSR515
  • FSR515 is a completely new model sharing components with the FSR450.
  • Chassis is 18% stiffer and overall weight is decreased by 1kg.
  • New battery-less fuel injection system is totally independent from the lighting system.
  • The bike can be kick started and operated with out the battery connected еб The engine idle speed can now be independently set via an idle screw.
  • Two part wire harness that isolates the lighting system from the main harness for the engine electrics.
  • New modern style and lightweight exhaust system.
  • The cylinder head is re-designed with a new casting and improved machining method. It is lighter with better heat dissipation through re-worked coolant flow.
  • New camshafts provide more power and improve engine start-up.
  • New clutch basket with new cush drive system combined with three new gears between the kickstart and crankshaft to assist kickstart operation.
  • New cylinder is stronger with reinforced cylinder walls to guarantee a better cylinder head seal and improves cooling capabilities.
  • ECU is relocated from the fuel tank and in conjunction with the return-less system and fast link hose connector speeds up fuel tank removal.
  • Fuel tank capacity is increased to 7.5 litres.
The entry-level models from Gas Gas in the Hobby 200 and the Pampera 450 continue for 2008. Gas Gas have utilised many of their class leading components combined with a low seat height in a uncomplicated and sensible layout to create these competitively priced options for the less experienced or casual trail rider. The Supermotard FSR models will be available by special order. The FSR450 and the EC200-250-300 models will be available in November with pricing to be advised. The new FSR515 is due for release in January/ February 2008. The Hobby 200 and Pampera 450 are available now from Gas Gas dealers.

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