Quick look: 2024 GASGAS Factory Edition MC250 F and MC450 F models
The 2024 GASGAS MC 450F Factory Edition models have landed boasting plenty of enduro-friendly upgrades as standard including Connectivity Unit and GPS Sensors, smaller gas tanks on the MC250 F and MC 450 F (motocross) options.
The GASGAS Factory Editions have evolved once again for the model year 2024 with plenty of new parts and features upgrading the spec (and price) of the stock machines. Aping the factory race bikes of riders like Justin Barcia, the ’24 models run new graphics but also a decent list of parts including the Connectivity Unit to control and adjust bike settings via a smartphone, triple clamps, sump and disc guards, plus a smaller tank, seven litre tank.
Tell us this isn’t GASGAS turning their moto machines into better enduro/off-road bikes (just needs an 18-inch rear wheel, right?).
2024 GASGAS MC 450F/ MC 250F Factory Edition technical highlights:
- New frame and motor mounts – Reduced material improves chassis flex, reduces weight and improves handling especially on corner entry they say
- New GASGAS+ app and Connectivity Unit Offroad as standard for track side tuning via smartphone
- Factory Racing wheels
- CNC-machined triple clamps with two offset options
- Akrapovic “Slip-On Line” titanium exhaust system
- Billet Hinson/GASGAS Factory Racing clutch cover
- WP Factory Start Device
- Map Select Switch with two different riding modes (mellow/aggressive)
- Smaller seven litres fuel tank (7.9l as standard) saves weight but allows more air to flow through the radiators. Funny, the ’23 models boasted a larger fuel tank…
- Semi-floating Front Disc
- Factory Front Brake Disc Guard
- Factory Skid Plate
- Black Neken handlebars with GASGAS bar pad
- Grey, soft ODI grips
- Golden Chain
- Black Rear Sprocket
- New Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing replica in-mould graphics around the bodywork edges with a matching full gripper seat cover
- Number 51 decals included with every 450 model
- Redesigned front fender which blends better with the front number plate and houses the new GPS sensor that enables the RIDER feature on the GASGAS+ App
- New frame protectors on each side made from two materials for improved grip
- WP XACT split air front forks have new settings to suit the updated frame and updated rear linkage which have new, lower-friction seals and a new linkage bolt
- New Dunlop GEOMAX MX34 tyres with new compounds and tread patterns
- New rear brake pedal improves braking performance in all track conditions
GASGAS+ App features in more detail – adjustable Engine, Rider and Suspension options
Engine – Choose between predefined maps based on the track type or conditions, or use the Advanced mode to create a map from scratch. The Engine feature gives full control of the Engine Braking, Throttle Response, Traction Control, Launch Control and Quickshifter sensitivity.
Favourite maps can then be saved and activated trackside, while changes can be made between sessions or races if required.
Rider – Within this feature of the app, which is powered by LITPro and receives data from the CUO and GPS fitted to the front fender, sessions can be reviewed by downloading the data into the app for detailed analysis.
It offers insights into riding performance (lap and section analysis, airtime, corner analysis and Lap99 analysis) and allows access to engine data at the same time, with up to 15 values selectable - engine RPM, gear position, throttle position, map switch mode and many more.
Once the session has been downloaded, performance can be analysed, laps can be compared, and riders can compete with each other on a virtual leaderboard.
The Rider feature is only available as an annual subscription, which comes with a four-week trial period. Pricing then starts at circa £60 (€69.99) in Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Prices depend on the ordering country.
Suspension – This option has two main functions; Sag Assistant helps find the correct sag for each individual bike, while the Suspension Setting section allows riders to then create multiple personalised suspension set-ups after inputting rider weight (while wearing kit), and track type and condition.
Once a skill level has been selected from Basic, Advanced or Pro, and Track Terrain input – Sand, Soft, Medium or Hard – recommended settings will be shown, so they can be fine-tuned and saved for use at other circuits.
It all sounds good and though these are of course MX machines we’re pretty keen to put one of them to the test and try the GASGAS+ App features out in an enduro setting to see how it transfers to our sport.
NB: Not all countries will make the 250 Factory Edition available.
More information including prices and availability in your country: www.gasgas.com
Photo Credit: Philip Platzer