First look: 2021 GASGAS mini bike range
Alongside the launch of the all-new Enduro range this week, GASGAS also revealed their new mini bike range of MC 50, MC 65 and MC 85 two-strokes plus the all-electric MC-E 5 for riders aged four to 15 years.
The new off-road and enduro models from GASGAS (link here to main story) have taken all the limelight but the new ‘minis’ range of kids bikes are looking just as sharp. The MC 50, MC 65 and MC 85 two-strokes and the all-electric MC-E 5 share the already proven chassis and powerplant found in the KTM and Husqvarna kid’s bikes but with an all red look.
The smallest bike from the range is the starting point for the next generation of off-road and enduro riders. With no clutch or gears and a power reduction adjuster – which reduces power up to 6.5 hp via a smaller carburettor, a db. killer and a bigger rear sprocket – plus lowering kits available in the Technical Accessories catalogue, it is an ideal step before trying one with gears (the MC 50 uses a single-speed automatic transmission).
The compact engine has a three-shaft design that positions the crankshaft near the bikes centre of gravity to improve handling and give a more direct intake angle to the reed valve to boost power.
The smallest full-on race machine from GASGAS, the MC 65 is the next step up the ladder and gives the whole riding experience thanks to its hydraulic clutch and the six-speed transmission.
Add to that fully adjustable WP XACT forks with 215mm of travel and a WP XACT shock offering 270mm rear wheel travel, a high-strength chromium molybdenum steel chassis this bike has more focus and ‘real bike’ feel than the MC 50 but remains small and accessible to smaller riders.
The MC 85 is the last step before jumping into a full size off-road GASGAS. The race focused two-stroke uses the already tried and tested KTM-built, 85cc, two-stroke engine with a power valve and a lightweight six-speed transmission.
Fitted with adjustable WP XACT forks and shock, Formula front and rear brake calipers, and Excel aluminium rims with CNC machined hubs, the MC 85 is “a mini racer that delivers performance and durability and a whole lot of fun” says GASGAS.
The new GASGAS MC-E 5 is arguably the most versatile mini in the range. It’s a bike which will deliver (and fit) both the beginners and the already experienced young racers. It features six different ride modes depending on experience, is quick charging and is fitted with a roll-over sensor that cuts off the power if the rider crashes thanks to the lanyard attached to both the rider’s wrist and the bike – the same object we can find in trials bikes.
There are various options to adjust the height of the bike including adjustable seat height, different shock mounting positions plus there’s a suspension lowering kit available in the Technical Accessories catalogue.
The new GASGAS mini range will also arrive with a broad catalogue of technical accessories and clothing to look and feel part of the GG gang. The technical bike parts includes Factory seat, Akrapovic slip-on exhaust, FMF Fatty expansion chamber, FMF Powercore 2 silencer and the Factory Start Device.
More information: GASGAS.com