Enduro21 takes a closer look at Andrea Verona’s factory GASGAS EC 350F pro bike primed and ready for the 2024 FIM EnduroGP World Championship starting this weekend in Portugal.

Two back-to-back Portuguese rounds begin this season’s EnduroGP World Championship calendar where the 2022 world champion, Andrea Verona starts again as the sole, official GASGAS factory pilot.

Third last year in the EnduroGP overall category, and second in E2 class, Verona was slow ot find his feet in ’23 after a switch up to the 350 after many years and world championships on a 250.

With a season and a solid winter under his belt, the Italian is once again one of the favourites for E2 and EnduroGP titles as we head to the first round of svene this week in Fafe on April 5-7. The teams then head further south in Portugal to Valpacos just one week later for round two.

These images are the first chance we’ve had to get a closer look at Verona’s 2024 GG with, as ever, lots of close scrutiny of the machine to see what’s standard and what not.

Like Josep Garcia’s KTM 250 EXC-F, loots of eyes are squinting at the details of the factory race bike’s frame to spot differences between it and the standard EXC-F one.

With all four-stroke KTM models, motocross or enduro, sharing common parts in the latest bikes from Austrian manufacturer, it looks like this is a next generation and potentially what we will see on the 2025 SX-F models when they are announced in a month or so.   

Check Josep Garcia’s factory KTM 250 EXC-F here:  Pro Bike: Josep Garcia’s 2024 KTM 250 EXC-F EnduroGP race bike


Other than that the details are either kept under wraps (engine spec) or has not changed since Verona’s bike and personal set-up from last season (Excel black rims, Renthal handlebars, XTrig triple clamps, Brembo brakes, WP suspension, Raptor Titanium footpegs, Akrapovic exhaust, GASGAS protection parts like brake disc protectors and sump guard, etc).

Many of the top riders have at least one shakedown race under their belts in national series, the Italian Assoluti series attracting many last month in some very wet conditions. Andrea topped the 450 class at that first round of the Italian Enduro Championship and securing second overall: “After the tough ISDE in Argentina last year, I had a bit of a break before getting back to training, but then it was full gas as always.

“The bike feels just as incredible as it did last year, and with the few changes that we have made, it has improved even more. I’m really happy with how the winter season went and I enjoyed training in Sardinia for two weeks. We’ve already had the first Italian Championship race which went pretty good – I finished second overall in very difficult conditions. I had a good feeling on the bike but I know where we need to improve, both myself as a rider and the team with the bike setup.

“For 2024, I’m looking to fight from the very first day of racing for the top step of the podium in both the EnduroGP and Enduro2 categories. It will be a tough competition as always, but I’m feeling good on the bike and I know I can be fast. I can’t wait to get started!”


Photo Credit: Marcin Kin